Nursery Child Safety

The safety of the whole school community is essential for us.  Our caretaker ensures that the site is checked each morning before the children enter school and will ensure that any problems are rectified without delay.  Our Governors do a whole school health and safety check each term to ensure that the site is safe for all the children and staff.
 

Safeguarding Children

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Our designated safeguarding officer is Mrs Katherine Money and our other trained Nursery staff is Mrs Amanda Johnson. All other staff have had safeguarding training to ensure that we are up to date with procedures to ensure the safety of all the children.

All staff have an enhanced DBS check to ensure that they are suitable to work with children

We recognise that your child is your responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with you, and we will share successes with you, and discuss with you any concerns we may have.  Since our first priority is your child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Surrey Area Child Protection Committee, and the school has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this for the safety of all. Please see below to read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
 

Late Collection

In the event of a child not being collected, two members of staff will stay with the child.  If we have not had any contact from a parent we will try to contact somebody using the emergency numbers on file.  If after several attempts to telephone the parent/carer and any additional contact numbers given they still cannot be contacted, we will contact Community Services for assistance. 
There may be a further charge for this to cover the cost of the staffing.

 

Accidents at Nursery

There will always be one or more trained paediatric first aiders on site when the Nursery is in session.  If a child has an accident at Nursery you will be informed at collection time and asked to sign an accident form.

 

If it is a bumped head or a more serious accident we will inform you by telephone.  We will also monitor them if you have decided to leave them at Nursery for the remainder of the session.  If it is an accident requiring more medical support you will be contacted immediately and a decision will be made with you about the next cause of action.  In an extreme case this may mean calling an ambulance. 

 

Medical Needs

It is our aim to support children who have medical needs whilst they are at Nursery.  Please discuss with the office any requirements that your child may have. 
Children who require inhalers should have one kept at Nursery for use in Nursery.
Children who may require an epipen to be administered again should have one left at Nursery.
Short term medicines (eg antibiotics) can be administered at Nursery if they are prescribed by the doctor. 
Please see the Nursery Teacher if medicines are required to be administered.

All medication should come into Nursery via the school office where you will be required to complete a form for us to administer the medication.  It is the responsibility of the parent to collect medication from school at the end of the session and to ensure that medication does not exceed the expiry date.  The Nursery cannot accept any non prescribed medication and we would ask that you do not give children any of this medication.