* To strictly follow the nursery discipline procedures. * To work within the team assisting in planning daily activities. * Promoting a ‘teamwork’ environment alongside other members of staff and the children within the nursery. * Maintaining confidentiality at all times. * Ensuring my manager is aware of any incidents affecting the welfare of children in our care.
Staff must attend training and always follow policies and procedures to ensure good practice. We support the teacher in delivering safety education to pupils through PSHE. (Task taken from Level 2) It is important that you understand the lines of responsibility and reporting for health and safety in your setting. This includes your
We must follow the various standards that in many cases have been set down by the law, such as the Childcare Act 2006 and the Health and Safety Work Act 1974. Most settings ensure that they meet the standards by having various policies and procedures that have to be followed out by all staff. You need to be aware of all the policies and procedures in your work setting and how they link to your job role. 1.3 - National Occupational Standards are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 is a law that provides protection for the self and others in the workplace. It is the duty of every employer to make sure their employees are aware of Legislation by providing training and instruction. This is implemented in our school by carrying our regular risk assessments and ensuring that all staff are trained on all aspects of health and safety. The school must have up to date posters and that we ensure that there is an effective way of reporting hazards to the appropriate person. Policies ensure guidelines to protect pupils, staff, parents, visitors and contractors when on the school premises, this includes how risks can be controlled and who is responsible for this.
All nursery staff must have regard to the standards and must also meet regulatory requirements and the conditions of their registration. The standards focus on securing positive outcomes for children under eight and reducing risks to their welfare and safety. Children deserve the best possible for their well-being and development. When parents leave their children with us in the nursery I am entrusted with the care of these children and is important that I give the best alternative care possible and that standards are maintained to ensure the safe and well-being of the child. THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE: The early years foundation stage is a
This act helps maintain healthy, safe and secure environments as it safeguards both the children and the adults working with them, this is done as the employers and employees have to ensure the workplace is safe and appropriate information such as training and supervision should be made available. In my setting, to follow this act, we ensure that all children in our building are safe and have a secure environment, to do this we have certain security arrangements in place, we have two mechanical doors which can only be opened from the inside of the building and which has an alarm system which sounds whenever the door opens. We also have a policy about getting information from the parents on who can and will collect the child, this is done before the child officially starts nursery, our nursery staff get pictures and names of people who will collect the child. Recording and reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement under The Reporting of
Employees must cooperate with these arrangements and take reasonable care of themselves and others. Employers have a duty to display a health and safety law poster. Control of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations (COSSH) 1994 Early years setting’s regularly uses cleaning products that could potentially be hazardous. Cleaning maybe required after toileting or paint spillages or any other accident. The following guidelines should be followed to minimise risk of injury: Employers should give training on control measures and how to use them, provide protective clothing and equipment along with emergency procedures.
The Education Act 2002 This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: ● services to work more closely, forming an integrated service a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs ● shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children ● earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems Policies which safeguard Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of
The Education Act (2002). This sets out the responsibilities of the Local Education Authorities governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools or childcare settings to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act (2004). This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirements for: services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.
The home is residents are safeguarded at all time from cross contamination by developing a strict habit of hand washing when hygiene is an issue using protective equipment to stop cross contamination. * 1.2) Employer’s roles and responsibilities- Employer’s must give us the correct training in all areas of infection control and provide us with the correct personal protective equipment to carry out our tasks. The workplace must be a safe environment for all with any risk assessments being recorded and being made aware of in a risk assessment folder. This applies to equipment and possible hazards with any work related activities in the home or for residents on leave. The home should be able to provide the materials and framework to allow the effective running of the home.