Health and Safety

  • Health and safety is primarily the responsibility of group staff, but also parents when present.
  • Fire procedures are displayed prominently and all staff are fully aware of action required in the event of fire.
  • Fire drills take place at least once a half term.
  • Fire extinguishers are available on site, and are externally tested.
  • We have an accident book for reporting any accidents/incidents. Parents will always be informed promptly about any accident or incident involving their child and any action taken.
  • A member of staff with first-aid training is present at each session.
  • A first aid box, is located in the kitchen area, and is maintained with the recommended contents.
  • Premises and toilet facilities are kept clean and accessible. Low-level coat hooks are provided.
  • Children have the opportunity to play in the fresh air daily during the session.
  • Parents are asked to keep their children at home if they have any infections, and to inform pre-school as to the nature of the infection so that the pre-school can alert other parents, and make careful observations of any child who seems unwell.
  • Parents are asked not to bring into the pre-school any child who has been vomiting or had diarrhea until at least 48 hours has elapsed since the last attack.

PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • Children are encouraged to wash their hands after using the toilet, before touching food and after gardening.
  • Children are encouraged to blow and wipe their own noses when necessary. Soiled tissues are disposed of hygienically.
  • Children are encouraged to shield their own mouths when coughing.
  • Individual paper towels are used and disposed of appropriately.
  • Spare laundered pants, and other clothing, are available in case of accidents.
  • Nappy changing facilities are available in the main toilet, and wiped with antibacterial wipes after use.

SAFETY

  • Children will only leave the group with an authorised adult who is stated in the collection book and signed by a member of staff.
  • Children do not have unsupervised access to the kitchen area.
  • A register of children is completed every morning so that a complete record of all those present is available in any emergency.