Your child’s safety
Your child’s safety is extremely important to us. We take our duty of care very seriously and we need to know who is in the building at all times, that’s why you’ll see a CCTV camera at every entrance.
If anyone other than a nominated person is going to collect your child, it’s vital you let us know. We’ll need their name, description and relationship to your child and agree a password with them and our staff. If you don’t follow this procedure, we may have to refuse to let your child leave the premises until you come and collect them – if in doubt, we always put safety first.
All of our staff are Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. We also insist on two written references, regular appraisals and supervisions. All of our staff are aware of all of our policies and procedures, and we ensure they are up to date with any changes. Being strict with the staff-to-child ratios that we promise also helps to keep your child safe. Please note, not only are our students and volunteers also CRB or DBS checked, they are not included in our staff-to-child ratios.
We have a strict no mobile phone policy and only nursery cameras are used to photograph the children at play. Photos are printed on-site for use in the building, coat pegs, table mats, wall displays etc.”
All of our food is prepared and cooked daily in our modern kitchen. We have a 5-star Food Hygiene rating – the top award given by the Government’s Food Standards Agency. Our menus are designed to be healthy and our colour coded plate system and individual place mats ensure that any child with a special dietary need is properly catered for.
Hand washing, cleaning rotas, toileting and nappy procedures keep our children as safe as possible from germs. Hand gel is used in every room as well as soap and water, and the children learn about hygiene from the staff, who are great role models for them.
Equipment and health & safety procedures
Regular risk assessments ensure that our resources, furniture, hallways and garden are kept safe for our children. For instance, the play area in our garden has an impact-absorbing surface so that slips and falls don’t end in tears.
Regular emergency evacuation drills teach the staff and children how to leave the building quickly, should the need arise. To ensure no one becomes complacent, these drills are carried out on different days and times each month.
All of our staff have regular safeguarding training, we have nominated Safeguarding and Behaviour Management Officers and our strict safeguarding procedure protects children at all times.
We want your child to have a fun, happy and safe time at St Georges. We regularly review our policies and procedures and bring them up to date as necessary.