All toys, equipment, cots, mattresses and bedding meet the required British standards - Children have their own bedding, but if your child prefers to sleep in a “Sleeping Bag/Grobag", we ask that this item is brought in. All equipment on the premises is checked regularly by the staff to ensure it is safe for the children to use for the activities for which they have been designed.
The Nursery has been checked by a member of the Wiltshire Fire Brigade and all required recommendations have been met. Our fire safety equipment is tested every twelve months and a certificate issued to verify that it has been serviced and maintained in accordance with British Standards.
All our staff undertake a First Aid Course and are holders of certificates in First aid in early years settings. The course is repeated every three years and will be due for renewal in March 2015.
There is a 'Health' Notice Board in the entrance hall which is kept up-to-date with any current health issues. Notices will be displayed providing parents with information about any particular illnesses which we are aware are in circulation, not just in the Nursery, but in the vicinity. Parents will be contacted and asked to collect children who are displaying adverse symptoms without delay. We also ask that unwell children are not brought into Nursery, and that children who have experienced sickness and/or diarrhoea do not attend Nursery until they have been clear for 48 hours.
However, we are also aware that young children can experience adverse symptoms which can be attributed to teething, and where this is felt to be the case by Practitioners, we are happy to ring parents to ask for verbal permission for an infant suspension e.g. Paracetamol Elixir/Ibuprofen to be administered.