Safeguarding and
Welfare

Looking after your child

At Maple Tree Nursery it is our duty of care to safeguard all children within our nursery.

Safeguarding and Welfare

Maple Tree Nursery & Pre-School believe that children have the right to be completely secure from both the fear and reality of abuse, and we are committed to protecting all the children in our care from any harm. The security and protection of your child is of the utmost importance to us.

On arrival, your child will be greeted by our friendly and caring staff, each room will have allocated registers that staff will sign and record the time your child has arrived and departed nursery.

We encourage parents/ carers to support their child to hang their coat and bag onto their designated peg, leaving your child with a departure cuddle or kiss, in order to maintain a smooth departure.

To ensure the safety and security of all children, parents, carers, staff and visitors on site we have an electronic camera door entry system. We ask that parents use this on entry. During the end of each week, ALL parents/carers MUST sign the register to confirm your child’s attendance.

Under no circumstances will any child be allowed to leave Maple Tree Nursery & Pre-school with any unauthorised person to collect, unless previously arranged by the parent/carer. If it is pre-arranged, then a password system is in place to ensure a safe collection at the end of the nursery day. A photograph of the person collecting your child may be requested in certain circumstances.

Our outside environment plays a vital part of your child’s experience and development at our nursery. We are very privileged to have 1.25 acres of natural environment to play and explore in a safe and secured area.

Child Protection Policy

Maple Tree Nursery & Pre-School believe that children have the right to be completely secure from both the fear and reality of abuse, and we are committed to protecting all the children in our care from harm. All staff employed by Maple Tree Nursery and Pre-School are DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) Checked and made aware of safeguarding policies during induction and are booked onto child Protection Level 1 training.

We endeavour to ensure child protection and safeguarding regulations are maintained at all times, any new information we receive is fed through to every staff member via staff meetings, memos or training sessions.

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What is Safeguarding?

This means that if a child makes a disclosure of any sort or we feel this child is at risk of harm, we must act upon this.

This can lead to us making a referral to social services if needed, if a referral is to be made then we will always inform you of the incident that has happened and our decision to send the referral across. You may receive a call from Social Services regarding the matter.

All our members of staff are Pediatric First Aid trained and are able to deal with minor injuries should they occur. We will also administer prescribed medication to your child providing there is a consent form that has been completed by the parent and signed.