Safeguarding

At Toad Hall Nursery we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is a central part of our holistic approach to ensure that:

  • Children are protected from abuse and neglect
  • Every child reaches their full potential

What we do to safeguard children at Toad Hall Nursery

Wherever worrying changes are observed in a child’s behaviour, physical condition or appearance, a specific and confidential record will be set up, separate from the usual developmental progress records. The record will include, in addition to the name, address and age of the child; timed and dated observations, describing objectively the child’s behaviour/appearance, without comment or interpretation; where possible, the exact words spoken by the child; be dated and the name and signature of the recorder. Such records will be kept in a separate file and will not be accessible to other people other than the nursery owner/manager/LSP’s or other members of staff where appropriate. Toad Hall Nursery has a duty under the Berkshire LSCB Child Protection Procedures and National Child Protection Procedures 2006 to maintain records of any concerns, which may, may not be available to parents.

Our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures can be found in the policies and procedures section.

Useful links

Please click on the link below to be directed to the relevant sites.

Wokingham Safeguarding Children’s board

What to do if your worried a child was being abused

Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children

Young person’s guide to keeping safe

Fire safety for parents and child carers

Social media guidance for parents

Leaflet on bruising and immobile Children

NSPCC – Helpline highlight

Home refuge leaflet

Grasping the nettle – Alcohol and domestic abuse

Useful contact numbers

Early Help Hub (Referral Safeguarding Team)

01189 088002 r&at@wokingham.gov.uk

Emergency Team

01344 786543

Thames Valley Police

08458505505

NSPCC Helpline

08088005000

Early Years Team

01189088260