Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and young people and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding.

Each member of staff in the Nursery holds a Level 1 Safeguarding qualification and are familiar with the Keeping Children Safe in Education documentation.

Staff know and understand the importance of safeguarding and who to report any worries or concerns to.

Please see our policies page for our child protection and safeguarding policy.

Our Safeguarding Team

  • Gill Brigham – Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Claire Goodaire – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

What should you do if you think you are being harmed or abused?

If you think you are being harmed or abused by another student, member of staff or visitor, you should report this as soon as possible to a trusted member of staff.

If this is happening out of school there are other people you can talk to.

You can contact:

Further information:

“Children establish strong bonds with the nursery’s staff.”

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“Staff prepare healthy food on site and children eat heartily.”

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“Parents speak positively about the care which their children receive.”

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“Babies confidently explore. They choose to join in activities with two-year-old children.”

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“Staff discuss healthy eating and children develop a strong understanding
of the importance of healthy lifestyles on their physical well-being.”

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“Children display keen interests in their play and are eager to join in.”

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“The manager and staff monitor children’s
progress successfully.”

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“Staff introduce a word of the week and a book of the week, which helps to thoroughly embedded children’s knowledge and understanding.”

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“Staff use sign language and pictures when communicating with children to help those less able to understand.”

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“Children have consistently positive attitudes to their learning and keep trying.”

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“Younger children learn the names of objects and match animals to the sounds that they make.”

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“Staff ask children questions about their play and children respond appropriately.”

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“Children develop
their creative skills as they identify their own facial features and draw self-portraits.”

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“Children behave courteously at the table and demonstrate high levels of confidence in social situations.”

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“All children, including those who speak English as an additional language and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make good progress.”

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“Children learn what is acceptable, and how some behaviour can upset and hurt their friends.”

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“Staff skilfully support children to manage their feelings and to teach them right from wrong.”

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“Staff support children’s independence excellently.”

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“Staff incorporate children’s interests and learning needs into activities, which help to highly motivate children to learn.”

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“Parents appreciate the support and ideas to help them to continue their
children’s learning at home.”

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“Staff have consistently high expectations of children.”

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“Parents feel
that their children’s needs are met and that they progress well in their learning.”

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“Children know what makes them similar and different and learn to respect and appreciate diversity in the wider community.”

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“Staff accurately identify aspects of children’s development where they need additional help and implement targeted support.”

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“Children settle quickly on arrival.“

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“The enthusiastic manager successfully leads a motivated, well-qualified team of staff.”

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“Children demonstrate high levels of confidence as they move around the nursery to explore the wide range of resources accessible to them.“

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“Staff work
closely with parents to make referrals if needed, to quickly seek support from
other professionals.”

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“Leaders place a strong emphasis on monitoring children’s attendance.”

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“Leaders work
very closely with parents to promote children’s attendance and place the utmost importance on children’s welfare. “

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“Staff place a strong emphasis on developing children’s speech and language
skills.”

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“Childrens behaviour and their attitudes to earning are outstanding.”

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“Staff engage children in small-group activities that focus on
reducing gaps in their communication and language.”

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