The school should have other necessary information of each child going on the trip, including dietary information, allergies, any other medical conditions and also if they suffer from travel sickness. (extra bags must be brought in by an adult). Also, the school should ensure that there is a suitable adult-child ratio and that all supervisors, including parent are DBS checked and competent for the purpose. More importantly, there must be sufficient insurance cover for all participants of the trip as well as accidents and emergency policies and procedures,
There is a strict rule that needs to be followed concerning children being picked up from school and if parents cannot pick their children up, meaning someone else picking them up, the school needs to know to avoid any risks of child abduction. Children wait in the school entrance following after school activities, until the correct person arrive to collect the pupil. The duties of supervisory staff e.g. Teaching Assistants are to make themselves familiar with the H+S Act and any other safety issues relevant to their area of work. The School treats Health and Safety seriously, from the playground to the classrooms, the people in the setting are made aware of the risks and told that possible risks are also laminated and put on the walls as an extra reminder of any risks there may be.
All toilets are cleaned at the beginning of the session, throughout the session and at the end of each session to stop the spread of infection. All staff has been trained in first aid. Accidents forms need to be completed when an accident occurs and the parent/carer has to sign them to show they have been made aware. If a child were to come into the session with a mark on them from home or they had an accident outside then the parent would fill in an accident form explaining when the incident happened and how and what injuries the child may have. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Risk Assessment By ensuring risk assessments are been carried out within a setting before each session.
The school is required by law to have a health and safety policy, which gives information to all staff. To make sure the school is as safe as possible. All new staff joining the school should receive introduction training in health and safety and what to do in an emergency. There should also be a health and safety policy for staff to read and sign. Staff must ensure that any actions which they take are not likely to cause harm or cause danger to others in school.
Staff from other nurseries are given a tour of the building and fire exits. • Visitors - are informed on arrival, they are asked to sign in the visitors book which includes a nursery evacuation plan, they are never left alone a member of staff will always guide them. • Families and carers - they are given an induction, Health and safety pack and terms and conditions of the nursery which highlights the importance of collecting children and personal belongings. CYPCore34-1.3 Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Department for Education in Northern Ireland - St John Ambulance - The British Red Cross – Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – The Care standards Act – Manual Handling Regulations –
* All forms of anti-social behaviour are to be dealt with in accordance with this policy. Code of Conduct (School and Class Rules) School rules are kept to a minimum, with children being encouraged to behave properly within broad principles, rather than too many do’s and don’t’s. The whole School Rules are:- * Children must come into and stay on the playground on reaching school. * Children should arrive 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the school day. * All children are encouraged to wear school uniform, which should then be marked with the owner’s name.
Explain how effective communication affects all aspects of own work. Within the care setting I communicate using: Communication books, I have supervisions, Staff meetings, I communicate with parents when they come to drop their child off and pick them up Etc. Effective communication is important as it ensures that information is: clear, brief, accurate, non-judgmental, and informative. This reduces the possibility of mistakes being made, and ensuring appropriate care service
Reflective account of the role of the practitioner in caring for children The practitioner in caring for children should always know what their role is and know to put the children first. The practitioner has to know what they are looking for when employing new members of staff. This is shown in my job descriptions. New employees should have experience in working with children before they are given the job. This experience could be from a college course, apprenticeship or volunteering work.
I also watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and write anything that concerns me about the child/ children, then I bring the issues to the attention of centre's coordinator or supervisor to inform parents/ guardians. I always listen carefully to children and this helps me determine a child's needs and aids in promoting the child's development. Inclusive childcare is very important whether or not children experience disabilities or other special needs. Every single day at the setting, I make sure all children fee a sense of belonging. I let children participate in the same routines and play experiences, this way I learn to recognize children as distinct individuals with special strengths and needs.
We have to cover every base on the safety of children, and it explains in great detail what you should do. You always have to make sure you follow the rules of the health and safety and safeguarding they are there to protect the children and the adults who work with children. In our nursery we always make observations on the children to see if individual children are progressing and developing. Lastly training is essential in our type of career this will ensure that you are prepared for anything that could happen so you need to have you first aid and safeguarding you should be regularly tested on these so you understand. First aid is important in everyday life but it is so important in a nursery all children are still learning the same way adults are and a child could stick to much food in their mouth or a piece of food could get trapped down their throat and they could choke.