Safety and Security
Keeping your child safe is our number one priority and we recognise how important it is that you feel comfortable leaving your child in a secure environment. Ofsted has highlighted our arrangements for safeguarding as effective and have praised our team's understanding of their responsibilities to care for your child.
All our staff are trained in safeguarding, food hygiene and paediatric first-aid, with frequent 'top up' sessions and DBS checks are carried out on them as standard. Our staff are experienced in caring for children safely and many of them are long-serving members of the team, with some having been at the nursery for more than a decade. Our staff undergo continuous training to ensure that they are up-to-date on the latest best practice in childcare and safety.
All staff follow our robust policies covering allergies, sickness, medication and accidents to ensure that you can feel comfortable knowing that your child's individual needs are being cared for.
In order to ensure that the nursery is secure, our entrance remains locked and only staff can give access to families and visitors. We build strong relationships with parents to ensure that the staff know who should be picking up each child and we have a password pick-up system in place if your child is collected by someone unfamiliar with the nursery.
As part of our approved safeguarding policy, we have a strict policy in place for staff, parents and visitors to prohibit the use of mobile phones or record equipment in the nursery. All personal details are stored securely and can only be accessed by our staff.
Ofsted have praised our efforts to identify and reduce hazards in the nursery and staff do regular safety checks both outdoors and indoors, checking all toys and equipment. Our large outdoor play area is safe and secure, with staff always supervising children.
Fire procedures are in place, we hold regular fire drills and our extinguishers are checked annually.
We are confident that the procedures we have in place ensure that every child in our care will remain safe and secure. Parents are welcome to view our policies and discuss any concerns they have with the management team.