Wigginton Pre-School complies with the procedures approved by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (Recognise, Respond, Refer) and are aware of the procedures as laid down in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (rev 2014). In our pre-school, we intend to create an environment which gives children the very best start in life, where their rights and safety are ensured and in which children are safe from abuse and in which any suspicion of abuse is promptly and appropriately responded to. Our Designated Safeguarding Officer is : Tracey Pike
Detailed information is in our : Safeguarding Children Policy, Photos, Video & Internet Policy, The Prevent Duty Policy, DBS Security Policy, Late Collection Procedure, Equality Policy, Acceptable use of mobile phones and cameras, Whistle Blowing Policy, COVID-19
Wigginton Pre-school promotes a healthy lifestyle and a high standard of hygiene in its day-to-day work with children and adults. The safety of young children is of paramount importance. In order to ensure the safety of both children and adults. Snack time is an important part of our day at Wigginton Pre-School. It is a social occasion and it provides an opportunity for the children to learn a little about healthy eating and table manners, what they like and dislike and the foods of other cultures. Our Health & Safety officer is Wendy Docherty.
Detailed information is in our : Health & Hygiene Policy, Healthy Eating Policy, Health & Sick child Policy, Food & Drink Policy, Fire Policy & Evacuation Procedure, Safety Policy
Wigginton Pre-school complies with the guidance set by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust within the setting, we comply fully with the code of practice regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of certificates and certificate information. All staff receive handbooks with guidance, duties and roles. Staff are encouraged to extend their practice by the way of in-house training or outside agencies.
Detailed information is in our : DBS Security Policy, Disciplinary Procedure, Staff Training Policy, Equality Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy
Wigginton Preschool provide a range of activities and enhancements to encourage children to explore their surroundings and to promote their own knowledge to what they already know. All staff members are key workers who will support their understanding and provide guidance for children to become active learners.
Detailed information is in our : Key Worker & Settling in Policy, In-side/Outside Policy, Parent Involvement Policy, Behaviour Policy
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