children are accounted for during the day and their arrival and departure time
is marked in the register and staff make regular heads counts.
child is missing, staff alert the manager (or person in charge) who calmly
checks both inside and outside the building.
If there is no sign of the child the police are contacted immediately
and parents are also informed of the situation.
Staff would then wait for the police to arrive and follow their
instructions. The manager would continue
the search whilst awaiting the police.
would be contacted and a written report sent by the Nursery Manager informing
them of the incident.
taking the children on outings, a risk assessment is carried out prior to the
outing and regular head counts are made throughout the time. Children are allocated to certain members of
staff with higher than normal ratios, to ensure the children are safe at all
child went missing then the person in charge would be immediately
informed. A member of staff would make
an immediate search of the surrounding area, ensuring that the other children
were sufficiently supervised and safe.
child cannot be found after the appropriate search time (up to 15 minutes –
shorter if in a busy area) then the Police and parents would be informed. The search would continue with the member of
staff keeping in touch by mobile phone.
Once the Police arrived, their instructions would be followed.
Manager would inform Ofsted.
was reviewed in May 2018.