To promote a healthy environment we encourage you to openly inform us if your child is under the weather and not been themselves. If you feel your child is too poorly to be at nursery then please keep them at home.

It only takes one child to be ill to add undue pressure to the staff. The following procedure will be followed.

Procedure

  • It can be very difficult to care for a large number of children as well as a sick child.
  • If a child is sick then the welfare of that child in mind and the remaining children in the nursery parent/carer will be contacted immediately.
  • If parent/carer cannot be contacted then all attempts will be made to contact the next available person on the child detail form.
  • Parent/carer will be informed of any infection within the nursery by poster detailing as much information and where to seek support/advice.
  • Exclusion notice is situated on parent/carer information board situated in the cloak area downstairs with minimal periods for common illnesses.

At Immingham Day Nursery we aim to provide a high quality of care, support and development for children and families. We also aim to build and maintain good parent/Carer relationships.

However of you feel that you have a concern or complaint against the nursery or feel dissatisfied with any aspect of care given, the following procedure will be followed:

  • Informal discussion with the key worker
  • If remains unresolved then the manager should be contacted
  • The manager will then investigate the complaint and report back to the parent/carer within 3 working days
  • Alternatively the complaint can be put in writing to the proprietor of the nursery
  • A complaint/concern form should be filled in for every issue where a follow up will be done

However if you feel the explanation or solution to the complaint is not satisfactory then the matter can be taken further for this you will need to contact ofsted at the following address:

Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2wD – Tel: 0300 123 3153

Immingham Day Nursery is a private establishment situated at the end of the town approaching towards the A180. We do have wheelchair access into the building. We are registered for 39 children in any one session. We split the rooms up in ages.

  • 14 children between the ages of 0-2 years
  • 25 children between the ages of 2-5 years

We aim to provide an environment in which each child feels safe, secure, well cared for and conforms to the Equality act 2006. We understand that all children are individuals and that the settling in period will vary. We aim to be flexible about the attendance patterns to accommodate needs of the individual child and families. Working in partnership with the parent/carer and the child. The child’s key worker will ease the settling in process enabling all parties to feel confident and comfortable.

  • We monitor the gender and ethnic background of the children joining the setting to ensure that no accidental discrimination is taking place. Children & families from all cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups, with or without disabilities, all are welcome;
  • We make our equal opportunities policies widely known.
  • Accepting all children whom meet the criteria for 2yr & 3yr free early education.
  • If a child is looked after by the local Authority the child will automatically be given a place at the nursery.

The settling in process will include:

  • A visit to the nursery with parent/carer to take a look around the nursery environment, allowing you opportunity to chat with the other staff members informally and build a sense of trust and mutual respect.
  • Allowing time for any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Once the decision has been made the parent/carer must return to the nursery to fill in the necessary forms, to allow accurate up to date records of your child.
  • A pre-nursery visit will be arranged so the child can come to the nursery and be left by parent/carer for a maximum of 1.5hours (adhering to the settings adult: child ratio free of charge). Once the child is settled and comfortable being left, there will be a maximum of 2-3 taster sessions offered to the child and family adhering to ratios at all times.
We place a very strong emphasis and respect on our rules which are known and displayed for everyone. This compliments the fundamental British value of respect for the rule of law. Further, ‘We respect everyone and everything’ promotes mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs – another fundamental British value.

Democracy:

Democracy is embedded within the nursery. Children and parents have the opportunity to have their voices heard through questionnaires, talking to the child’s keyworker, Open door policy with manager. The children get listened to by the staff and keyworkers and is respected. Our behaviour policy involve rewards and sanctions.

The Rule of Law:

Pupils are taught age appropriately the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are a regular part of our calendar events and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

Within nursery, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a nursery we educate and provide boundaries for all the children to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and an empowering approach through the education

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

At Immingham Day Nursery we have are culturally rich and diverse where children have unique opportunities to learn from each other by sharing and celebrating their different faiths and cultures. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the nursery.

From 1st July 2015, all schools, registered early years providers and registered later years childcare providers (referred to in this advice as ‘childcare providers’) are subject to a duty under section 26 of the ‘counter terrorism and security act 2015’, in the exercise of their functions to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This duty is known as the prevent duty. It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies.

What is Radicalism?

Radicalism refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is seen as part of Immingham Day Nursery’s wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other forms of harm and abuse. During the process of radicalisation, it is possible to intervene to prevent vulnerable people being radicalised there is no single way of identifying an individual who is likely to be susceptible to an extremist ideology. It can happen in many different ways and settings. Specific background factors may contribute to vulnerability which are often combined with specific needs for which an extremist or terrorist group may appear to provide an answer. The internet and the use of social media in particular has become a major factor in the radicalisation of young people.

What is Extremism?

Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas.

Constant Practice and Procedure

At Immingham Day Nursery it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of a childcare provider’s wider safeguarding duties and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harm (for example, drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. We can also build children’s resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views.

Procedure for reporting concerns

If a member of staff in a setting has a concern about a particular child/family, they should follow the setting’s normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the setting’s designated safeguarding lead, who will, where deemed necessary, inform children’s social care. A member of staff can also contact their local police force or dial 101 (the non-emergency number). The police can talk to the staff member in confidence about their concerns and help them gain access to support and advice. Also, the police can advise if this would be a case for Channel. The Department for Education has dedicated a telephone helpline (020 7340 7264) to enable staff and governors to raise concerns relating to extremism directly. Concerns can also be raised by email to counter.extremism@education.gsi.gov.uk

IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN AND WOULD LIKE SOME ADVICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMBERSIDE POLICE PREVENT TEAM ON 01472 204579

Channel

Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. It provides a mechanism for settings to make referrals if they are concerned that an individual might be vulnerable to radicalisation. An individual’s engagement with the programme is entirely voluntary at all stages. Section 36 of the CTSA (counter terrorism and security act, 2015) places a duty on local authorities to ensure Channel panels are in place. The panel must be chaired by the local authority and include the police for the relevant local authority area. Following a referral, the panel will assess the extent to which identified individuals are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism, and, where considered appropriate and necessary consent is obtained, arrange for support to be provided to those individuals. Channel is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/channel-guidance

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