Accident and Safety Policy

It is the policy of our playschool to promote the health, well being and personal safety of all children and adults involved in our service, through developing and regularly reviewing accident prevention procedures and fire safety procedures.

Accident Prevention

- A safety Statement is prepared and reviewed on a regular basis.

- All new staff and students must be familiar with the Safety Statement

- There are at least two adults on the premises at all times.

- Children are supervised at all times.

- Care is taken to ensure that no child can leave the premises undetected.

- Children are signed in upon their arrival and signed out on their departure so that staff know which children are present at any given moment.

- Furniture and equipment are laid out to minimise safety risks.

- Only suitable and age-appropriate objects are available to children.

- All unsuitable materials are kept out of childrens’ reach and in a locked unit where appropriate.

Accident Procedures

- First Aid Box is always fully equipped, easily identifiable and in a location which is known to all adults.

- At least one member of staff who holds an up to date First Aid Certificate is on the premises at all times.

- Emergency telephone numbers are available to all staff – posted next to the telephones.

- Minor accidents will be treated in the premises and parents/carers will be advised of the injury and the action taken when the child is collected.

- All accidents are recorded in the Accident Book.

- The service may contact the local surgery in case of an accident or sudden illness

- In the case of serious accident the senior staff member will phone the doctor and the child’s parent/carer

- If the child has to go to hospital before the parent/carer arrives, an adult known to the child must accompany him/her to the hospital and stay until the parents/carer arrives.

- The child record card must be brought for reference.