Safety and security
The safety of the children in our care is of paramount importance and access to the nursery is strictly controlled. Both our nurseries have a video intercom system so that staff can monitor who is entering and leaving the nursery throughout the day and the main gates/doors are kept locked at all times.
All visitors to the nursery are required to sign the visitor’s book on arrival. Any persons on the premises, be it for maintenance/servicing, visits, meetings etc, are always chaperoned by a member of staff & never left unattended. These are by appointment ONLY. Visitors during the nursery day are restricted at this time.
Collection of Children
Our staff adhere to strict policies and procedures regarding who is authorised to collect a child. If the authorised person cannot collect the child then the parent must call the nursery to inform us that someone else will be collecting. Each child is given a unique password that we can use to identify who is allowed to collect.
All employees are checked with the Disclosure and barring service (DBS) when they start at Little Cherubs and previous professional references are sourced*.
Every new member of staff is also required to attend up to 3 formal induction days, where training is given on our policies and procedures, to insure consistency of care and safeguard the children within our care.*suitability for each member of staff is risk assessed during the recruitment selection process.