Safety & Security

“Leaders and staff give high regard to safeguarding and child protection.  They maintain a safe, secure and clean environment”.
Ofsted Report 2020

We want children to be safe and secure whilst at nursery and there is a detailed “Children’s Safety Policy” in operation. Security is also high on our list of priorities and we have implemented a number of measures to ensure that our nursery environment remains safe:

  • CCTV surveillance on the outside of the nursery (and throughout the Dean Clough site)
  • Access to the building via security coded entrance with video phones
  • Rigorous staff recruitment procedures
  • All staff have Disclosure and Barring Service checks (formerly CRB checks)
  • Enclosed play area with safety surfaces
  • Risk Assessments for all areas within the nursery and for all nursery outings
  • Mobile phones are banned from use in the rooms
  • Whistleblowing Policy for staff/parents to raise any concerns
  • A comprehensive set of risk assessments for both indoors and outdoors and also nursery trips to the library, piece hall, zoo, park, garden centre, farm and general outings