Keeping Everyone Safe
An essential part of our role is to provide an environment that promotes health, safety and protection. We have many policies and procedures that govern the way we operate the nursery, and these underpin everything we do.
The nursery regularly reviews and updates such documentation in line with changes in legislation and practice. All staff follow and implement the nursery’s policies, procedures, and risk assessments to ensure the safety of the children at all times. All practitioners complete annual Safeguarding and Child Protection Training.
As you can understand, we are unable to care for children who are ill. If your child is unwell please inform us of the nature of their illness. If your child is suffering from a contagious infection, your child will need to be cared for at home for the required exclusion period. This is to help prevent the spread of infection within the nursery and is a statutory requirement of OFSTED and Public Health England.
If your child becomes ill whilst in our care, we will inform you immediately. We reserve the right to request collection of a child due to ill health, as staff are unable to care for children who are showing signs and symptoms of being unwell.
Medication can be administered by a senior member of staff, provided the medicine has been prescribed by a medical practitioner and parents have completed the appropriate form for detailing information of the medication.
We understand that at times other members of the family may pick your child up from the nursery. In these instances the practitioners must be able to identify the nominated adult. We require photo identification of the nominated adult and a password for collection. This ensures the safety and security of your child.
We have a secure camera and voice door entry system which is operated by a practitioner within the playroom. Along with secure coded doors into our playrooms for the safety of both our children and staff.