Safety and Security
Your Child’s Safety and security is of paramount importance.
We take our responsibility for your child’s safety very seriously. Fire drills are carried out by all staff at different times on different session throughout the terms so that all children are familiar with the procedures. Please keep the fire exits clear from buggies etc and remain vigilant.
Complete all the details about your child’s medical history on the registration form in full, and let us know if anything changes especially telephone numbers.
Any minor accidents that occur during the session are recorded in the accident book and we will explain what has happened when you collect your child. It’s helpful if you tell us about any significant injuries that your child has picked up outside the pre-school sessions. In the unlikely event that your child is seriously injured, we will contact you immediately
The staff can give your child prescribed medicines with your written permission. Cough medicine, paracetamol etc must be administered by yourself. We keep medicines in a locked cupboard to which only the staff and relevant officers from the committee have access.
Children with Specific Medical Conditions
If your child has a medical condition that may require emergency treatment (for example, if your child is allergic to insect stings and has to carry an epipen), we can accept him/her at pre-school. However, you must arrange for a suitably qualified medical professional to train the staff in dealing with the condition.
The doors to the pre-school rooms are kept locked during the sessions, so if you have to pick up your child during a session, you need to ring the bell to be let in. All our staff and committee members have CRB (criminal records bureau) checks.
Head lice are not dangerous and having head lice certainly doesn’t mean your child has dirty hair! A severe case of head lice will make your child feel pretty miserable and itchy and can lead to conditions such as dermatitis. So – if you know or suspect that your child has head lice, please don’t bring them to pre-school. Check their hair and if you find lice or nits, treat him or her (staff are very understanding and have plenty of tips or advice, or ask a chemist) and wait until your child’s hair is clear before bringing him/her back. It will help if you check your child’s hair every day as you brush it or wash it.
If your child has an infectious disease, please do not bring him/her into Pre-school. This includes minor infections such as conjunctivitis and impetigo, as well as the more serious diseases such as chicken pox and hand, foot and mouth. Similarly, please do not bring in brothers and sisters who have infectious diseases. We are happy to arrange for you to bring or collect your child at slightly different times if you have to bring an infectious sibling with you.