Health and Safety
At Tiny Steps we are serious about the health, safety, and welfare of everyone affected by our business – your children; our staff; parents; visitors; and anyone who comes to work in our premises, including our contractors.
Every year we have our gas, electric and water systems checked by independent experts, as well as our fire risk assessments.
We regularly audit our premises to make sure they are complying, not just with the law, but also our own higher health and safety and food safety standards. We achieve good food safety awards and we’re proud to advertise the ratings we get from Environmental Health Officers who inspect our site.
The safety and security of your child is of paramount importance and access to the nursery is strictly controlled. The nursery is also equipped with CCTV which enables management to monitor who is entering and leaving the nursery during the day. In addition all visitors to the nursery are asked to provide identification and to sign the visitors book on arrival. Our staff are very conscientious and are required to adhere to strict policies and procedures regarding the authorisation for collection of children.
All employees are record checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service and are also required to attend formal child protection training as part of their induction. This training is further supported by a fully trained Child Protection officer on site at the nursery.
The nursery also has a fully trained Health and Safety Coordinator to ensure nursery safety and security at all times.
We also believe it is our duty to teach the children in our care about safety and security. Activities are planned around safety and security in all rooms.
Fire drills are carried out every 3 months to ensure that staff and children know how to exit the building in the event of a fire.
Tiny Steps Nursery is insured to take children out to the local surrounding area. All children are encouraged to join in on these outings as we visit many varied places.
Parents must sign a consent form for outings before their child will be taken on these local visits. If a visit was planned and the place of interest is a long way away, then we would ask for a second consent form to be signed
We do ask parent and carers to keep their child from nursery if they are suffering from a doubtful rash, discharge from the eyes or ears, sore throat, vomiting, or if they have diarrhoea. This is to ensure sickness is not spread to other children.
In the event that a child was to become ill while in our care, we would make every effort to contact you as soon as possible.
All our staff are First Aid qualified to ensure your child is in safe hands at all times.