The School has a rigorous policy that ensures that the health, safety and well-being of each child is paramount at all times. At the Nursery, we pride ourselves on getting to know our children as individuals and to welcome them into the wider family of the School.
'Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them’. At the Nursery, we endeavour to at keep to theses standards as set out under the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation, DfE, 03/14.
It is important to us that all children in the School are safe. We aim to educate children about boundaries and rules to help them understand why they exist. We provide children with choices to help them develop important life skills. As they grow up, children should be allowed to take risks and move outside their comfort zone, but they also need to be taught how to recognise and avoid hazards. We aim to protect the physical and psychological well-being of all children. See whole School Child Protection (Safeguarding) Policy.)
At Newcastle‐under‐Lyme Junior School we understand that we are required to legally comply with certain welfare requirements as stated in the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2012 (see here). The requirements include: to promote the welfare of children; to promote good health, preventing the spread of infection and taking appropriate action when children are ill; to manage behaviour effectively in a manner appropriate for the children’s stage of development and individual needs; to ensure all adults who look after the children or who have unsupervised access to them are suitable to do so; to ensure that the premises, furniture and equipment is safe and suitable for purpose; to ensure that every child receives enjoyable and challenging learning and development experiences tailored to meet their needs; to maintain records, policies and procedures required for safe efficient management of the setting and to meet the needs of the children.
We continue to meet all these requirements.