Health & safety

The safety and well-being of our children is our absolute priority in everything that we do. We have comprehensive procedures and facilities to ensure that all children and adults are safe and healthy.

How we keep ourchildren and staff safe

  • The management and staff have various safety qualifications ranging from how to safely recruit staff and check their suitability to how to maintain and promote a safe environment and working practices
  • Comprehensive training for all adults covering a range of policies and procedures ensuring that each child is kept safe and secure at all times
    Policies include; Drop off and Pick Up, Medication, Unwell Children, Sun Policy, Child Protection, First Aid, Outdoor Play, Allergies and Intolerances, Outings, Comprehensive Health and Safety Policies (including risk assessments and cleaning routines), Equipment Policy, Lockdown and Evacuation
  • Recordable 24 hour CCTV both indoor and outdoor
  • Electronic door entry system (which must be opened by a member of staff)
  • No radiators or pipes (central heating in the ceilings – individually controlled in each area)
  • Enclosed play areas and garden secured by 7ft lockable metal gates
  • Safety flooring throughout all play rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Finger guards on all doors

Promoting safeand healthy practices

Throughout the day, all adults and children will promote safe and healthy practices within our nursery that are age appropriate. For the adults, this involves complying with all policies and practices (some of which are listed above), but also demonstrating and encouraging the children to know how they can keep themselves safe. This includes:

  • Ensuring that the children know that they must be account for (following our procedures, such as lining up to be counted before going out and returning to the play room)
  • Teaching and helping the children to keep the room tidy – sweeping up sand and mopping up water around the water areas
  • Teaching the children how to recognise dangers and help them work out solutions to manage these dangers, such as how to use tools or how to cross the road
  • Wearing of aprons for specific tasks (eating and messy activities)
  • Constant supply of paper towels, tissues, sanitiser, soaps etc
    that the children are encouraged to use
  • Regular exercise and outdoor play, including going on outings that promote exercise
  • Having visitors come into the nursery such as police, fire and road safety professionals etc
  • Constant hand washing and cleaning surfaces
  • Visiting places that promote health and safety such as the dentist, fire station, various shops etc
  • The children help plant, grow, harvest, cook and prepare their own food for eating