ensure the safety of all children and staff the following procedures must be
Answering the door
visitors such as sales people, students, handymen etc. must fill in the
visitor’s log on arrival and departure.
staff should be asked to read and sign the health and safety notice in regard
to their personal responsibilities whilst undergoing maintenance work.
child must have at least two authorised collectors, details of which will be
outlined on the child’s registration form.
Parents are requested to preferably first introduce authorised collectors
to staff, or give a detailed description or photograph along with a password
for the collector to identify themselves.
will not be handed over to a different person unless the parent has given
written permission for this to happen (or, in an emergency, if the parent rings
the nursery and speaks to the manager or person in charge).
any reason, permission has not been obtained and a family member or friend
comes to collect a child, contact must be made with the parent/guardian before
the child is allowed to leave.
parents have recently moved to the area and are not yet able to name another
local authorised collector, contact details must still be supplied of another
family member or friend, even if they live abroad, who can be contacted in an
Persons prohibited from collecting children
staff should be aware that some parents or carers may be legally prohibited
from certain forms of contact with their child (e.g. unsupervised). In such circumstances staff will be informed
of the child and restrictions. If the
prohibited person should call at the nursery they must not be granted access
and a senior member of staff must deal with the situation, ensuring that no
contact is permitted. The child’s main
carer must be informed immediately of such an incident. Parents should be aware that unless there is
a legal restriction, we are unable to refuse a legal guardian, whom we know, to
collect their child.
was reviewed in May 2018.