The Health and Safety of you and your child is very important to me and I have therefore documented the following procedures that I have in place to support this.
• The parent/carer is aware and accepts full responsibility for their child at all times during classes/sessions/parties at The Nature Crafters.
• All equipment will be checked and cleaned regularly to ensure they are safe for your child to use. Any broken or hazardous equipment will be removed immediately. Children will only be offered equipment and resources that are suitable for their age/stage of development.
• I carry out a risk assessment of my venues every session before the children/parents arrive to ensure that it is a safe environment.
• In the event of a fire/evacuation please follow the Fire instructions found at fire exits in the venues. Please make yourself aware of these procedures as you enter the building.
• Smoking is not permitted inside any venue.
• I have a strict Safeguarding Children policy in place (see below).
• I will work with you to teach the children about safety issues such as using scissors (children need to be supervised at all times by the parent).
• I hold comprehensive Public Liability insurance. The certificate is with me at the sessions.
• I am DBS (Data Barring Services) checked. The certificate is with me at the sessions.
• I am first aid trained and hold a First Aid certificate which is with me at the sessions
• I have a procedure for recording accidents (form for myself/parent to fill in) however your child is your full responsibility at all times.
If you have any concerns regarding the health and safety of your child please discuss them with me.
Safeguarding Children Policy
My responsibility as a Nature Crafters Franchisee is to ensure the safety and welfare of all the children in my classes/sessions in line with the procedures laid out by my local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
(The Safeguarding Children Board is responsible for producing Safeguarding Children Procedures based on national guidelines set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (Dept. of Education & Skills). It monitors the effectiveness of the Procedures systematically and amends them as it becomes necessary.)
I have received training on Safeguarding Children (Child Protection) and am aware of the signs and symptoms of child abuse (physical, emotional and sexual) and those of neglect.
If I have reason to believe that any child is being abused in any way I will report the matter to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) at the relevant Social Services, Child protection Team. Under these circumstances I will not be able to keep information relating to your child confidential, but will need to share it with Ofsted, Social Services and the Police if requested.
If you have any concerns regarding this policy please discuss them with me.
Fran Wilson