Safeguarding and Promoting Childrens Welfare - Main Articles

Safeguarding and Promoting Children’s Welfare

Mother Goose Nurseries are committed to taking whatever action we can to protect children in our care from coming to harm. All staff have attended health and safety training, and risk assessments are systematically undertaken to ensure that the children’s safety is maximised. Staff members with a paediatric first-aid qualification are present in the nursery at all times.

Risk Assessment

Staff ensure that rooms are suitably ventilated and appropriate temperatures are maintained throughout the day. Systematic cleaning schedules are in place to ensure a good standard of hygiene is maintained, to minimise cross-infection. Staff make children showing symptoms of illness feel as comfortable as possible, while parents are contacted.

Health & Safety

In each of the nurseries, health, safety and every child’s well-being are high priorities. However, should an accident occur, the nurseries have procedures in place to ensure children are promptly treated, and that parents are informed immediately.

Food Hygiene

Staff have undertaken food hygiene courses, and the kitchens conform to Southwark’s environmental health standards.

Safety & Security

Nursery premises are secure and procedures are in place to ensure unauthorised people do not have access to the children. Furthermore, all staff are familiar with safeguarding procedures as they relate to children, and will pass on any concerns they have about a child’s welfare or safety to the local authority

Recruiting our staff

We have rigorous recruitment and vetting procedures in place, to ensure the suitability of all staff working with the children. This includes obtaining a Disclosure and Barring Service check for all staff.