Safeguarding

At Halesowen Day Nursery we have three Designated Safeguarding Leaders: Sarah Walker, Emily Hobday and Sam Jennings. Although these team members are responsible for taking the lead with safeguarding matters and undertake additional training to support their position, all practitioners have an awareness and an understanding, through mandatory training, of all matters related to safeguarding children and follow our related policies and procedures.

 

Halesowen Day Nursery is committed to safeguarding children and advocates the Working Together Approach, benefiting your child’s holistic development when working with other settings and outside agencies. Incident, accident and sickness recording is embedded into our practice and requires the input, discussion and signatures of parents/carers when necessary.

Security & Safety

As responsible child-carers, your child's safety and security is of paramount importance to us. Please be assured that robust procedures are embedded to ensure the safety of your child at Halesowen Day Nursery. Our various systems include: safety gates - both inside and outside; a secure front door which is always answered by a friendly practitioner; a staff-only coded entrance system on the inside door which ensures that even once inside the building, no access to the children can be granted without a member of staff present; identification processes for visitors who must book an appointment and sign in and out; a password system for child collection; welcome meetings to discuss parental legalities and permission recording for outings and trips.

 

The toys, resources and equipment are subject to rigorous and regular sterilising and risk assessments. Further risk assessments and safety checks (inside & outside) are done on a daily basis before nursery opens for business. Where appropriate, risk/benefit assessments are completed with the children when they have new equipment, we encourage them to think critically about issues such as: What could happen? How can we prevent it? What is a safe way to play on/with this? And so on.

Please feel free to ask for our related policies in full should you wish to read them.