Child Centred Care
At Tiny Tots we strive to guide children to build positive relationships and to explore the world of feelings, behaviour and values. Our aim is to celebrate all success, establish a culture of praise and acceptance and develop an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.
At Tiny Tots Ltd we work with children, parents, external agencies and the community to ensure the welfare and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Children have the right to be treated with respect, be helped to thrive and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form. As Early Years providers, we have a duty under section 40 of the Childcare Act 2006 to comply with the welfare requirements of the Early Years foundation stage.
We support the children within our care, protect them from maltreatment and have robust procedures in place to prevent the impairment of children's health and development. In our setting, we strive to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and we promote acceptance and tolerance of other beliefs and cultures (please refer to our inclusion and equality policy for further information). Safeguarding is a much wider subject than the elements covered within this single policy, therefore this document should be used in conjunction with the nursery's other policies and procedures.
We have named persons within the nursery who take responsibility for safeguarding and coordinate child protection and welfare issues, known as the Designated Safeguarding Coordinators (DSCO), there is always at least one designated person on duty during all opening hours of the setting. These designated persons will receive comprehensive training at least every two years and update their knowledge on an ongoing basis. The Designated Safeguarding Coordinators (DSCO) at the nursery are: Janine Pethick, who is the lead, Natalie Narrat and Casey Williams. If you have clear evidence about an actual or likely risk of harm to a child please contact MARU without delay 0300 123116.
Please refer to our 'Child Protection Policy'.
Place the children at the heart of all practice.
Create an environment to encourage children to develop a positive self-image.
Encourage children to develop a sense of independence and autonomy in a way that is appropriate to their age and stage of development.
Provide a safe and secure environment for all children.
Always listen to children and engage in dialogue, seeking their views in ways appropriate to their age and understanding.
Secure Access System
Security cameras are used inside and outside the premises. We have a secure door entry system at the nursery.
In the event of your child being ill or having an accident at nursery, we will telephone parents or named contacts. During this time the child will be cared for in a quiet, calm area with their key worker. If a child has an infectious disease, such as an eye/ear infection or sickness and diarrhoea, they should not return until they have been clear for at least 48 hours. When a child becomes seriously ill or injured, an ambulance will be called immediately and a parent or named contact informed. A member of the nursery will accompany the pupil to hospital in an ambulance and remain with the pupil until a parent or responsible person arrives.
Medication will only be administered if a consent form has been signed by a parent or guardian. Further details can be found in our 'Medication Policy'. This is administered under strict controls and is kept safely away from children. Please refer to the ‘Sickness and Illness Policy' for further information.