Category: Education Description: Village End Childcare App has been designed for parents to book childcare and join us on 'My Amazing Journey' an around the world trip stopping at different countries on every continent.
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As we believe that planned outings and visits complement and enhance the learning opportunities inside the Nursery environment and extend children’s experiences. We always seek parents’ permission for children to be included in such outings.ProceduresVisits and outings are carefully planned using the following guidelines, whatever the length or destination of the visit: A pre-visit checklist, full risk assessment and outings plan will always be carried out by a senior member of staff before the outing to assess the risks or hazards which may arise for the children, and identify steps to be taken to remove, minimise and manage those risks and hazards. We will endeavour to visit the venue prior to the visit. This will ensure that the chosen venue is appropriate for the age, stage and development of the childrenWritten permission will always be obtained from parents before taking children on trips. We provide appropriate staffing levels for outings dependent on an assessment of the safety and the individual needs of the children. At least one member of staff will hold a valid and current paediatric first aid certificate and this will be increased where risk assessment of proposed activity deems it necessary. A fully stocked first aid box will always be taken on all outings along with any special medication or equipment required. A completed trip register together with all parent and staff contact numbers will be taken on all outings. Regular headcounts will be carried out throughout the outing. Timings of headcounts will be discussed in full with the Nursery manager prior to the outing. All staff will be easily recognisable by other members of the group; they will wear the Nursery uniform. Children will be easily identified by staff when on a trip as they will wear hi-viz vests with company logo and telephone number of the phone carried by the person in charge. An appropriate number of company mobile phones will be taken as a means of emergency contact. In the event of an accident, staff will assess the situation. If required, the group will return to Nursery immediately and parents will be contacted to collect their child. In the event of a serious accident an ambulance will be called at the scene, as well as parents being contacted. One member of staff will accompany the child to the hospital, and the rest of the group will return to the Nursery.Risk assessment/outings plan
If the outing evolves travelling more than 10 miles from the setting a full risk assessment and outing plan will be displayed for parents to see before giving additional consent. This plan will include details of: The name of the designated person in charge - the outing leader.The name of the place where the visit will take place. The estimated time of departure and arrival. The number of children, age range of children, the ratio of staff to children, children’s individual needs and the group size. The equipment needed for the trip, i.e. first aid kit, mobile phone, coats, safety reins, pushchairs, rucksack, packed lunch etc. Staff contact numbers. Method of transportation and travel. arrangements (including the route). Financial arrangements. Emergency procedures. The name of the designated first aider and the first aid nursery. Use of vehicles for outings. All staff members shall inform parents in advance of any visits or outings involving the transportation of children away from the Nursery if more than 10 miles radius of the nursery (as the crow flies). The arrangements for transporting children will always be carefully planned and where necessary additional people will be recruited to ensure the safety of the children. This is particularly important where children with disabilities are concerned. All vehicles used in transporting children are properly licensed, inspected and maintained. Regular checks are made to the Nursery vehicle e.g. tyres, lights etc. and a logbook of maintenance, repairs and services is maintained. The Village End Buddy Bus and Buddy Cars are to be kept in proper working order, are fully insured for business use. Drivers of vehicles are adequately insured. All vehicles used are fitted to the supplier’s instructions with sufficient numbers of safety restraints appropriate to the age/weight of the children carried in the vehicle.When children are being transported, we maintain ratios. When planning a trip or outing using vehicles, records of vehicles and drivers including licenses, MOT certificates and business use insurance are checked. If a vehicle is used for outings the following procedures will be followed: Ensure seat belts, child seats and booster seats are usedEnsure the maximum seating is not exceeded. All children will be accompanied by a registered member of staff. No child will be left in a vehicle unattended. Extra care will be taken when getting into or out of a vehicle. The vehicle will be equipped with a fire extinguisher and emergency kit containing warning triangle, torch, blankets, wheel changing equipment etc.Lost children
In the event of a child being lost, the Lost Child Procedure will be followed. Any incidents or accidents will be recorded in writing and Ofsted will be contacted and informed of any incidents. There may be opportunities for parents to assist on outings. The manager will speak to parents prior to the visit regarding health and safety and code of conduct.All Saints ChurchChurch Visits to All Saints Church. We try to include regular visits to All Saints church each week. All Saints Church is on the Village End premises therefore we have a unique policy for visits. A member of staff will go to the church before the visit to check the church is empty and there is no parishioners visiting. Any dangers are removed such as burning candles, vases etc.Children are asked to hold hands and keep behind the leading staff member. A member of staff will always walk behind the last child.The hall door must be kept locked after the walking bus leaves. 4 headcounts will be taken, 1 before we leave, 1 on arrival, 1 on departure and 1 on return. The church door must be kept shut and the latch must be firmly locked in place. After all children are safely back at the hall the church will be checked by a member of staff to ensure it is left tidy and prey candles are relighted. This policy was adopted on 01/01/19. Date for review - 01/01/21
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