Safeguarding Children

Our Nursery team have a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’.

Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our settings and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff. Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty. (See safeguarding policy).

Special/Additional Needs and Local Offer Statement.

An Inclusive Environment
Sometimes children need more support than others at some points in their lives. At What A Hoot Day Nursery we have an inclusive approach to children and their families and wherever possible we go above and beyond to support children with additional needs and their families. This may involve working closely with multi-agencies including speech therapist, physiotherapists, portage and health visitors.

Our staff are experts at observing and assessing the children and can support them on a variety of levels to ensure they access the environment safely and appropriately. As part of the setting’s policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have.

The setting works to the requirements of the 1993 Education Act and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2016). (See our inclusions policy and local offer statement.)