Policies & Regulation

Health and Safety

Providing a safe and secure child care environment is our No. 1 priority. It’s as simple as that.

• Secure entrance to the nursery

The entrance to Honeypot Nursery is equipped with the video intercom system, to insure that no unauthorized entry can take place. All the public areas are equipped with CCTV cameras, so the daily functioning of the nursery can be supervised by the management.

• Visitor precautions

A visitor listed as an authorized person to pick up a child must still show photo identification if the school director and/or associate do not know him/her.

• Safe environment

We paid close attention to the safety of our children, so we made sure that all the electricity sockets are raised up children cannot reach them. Each area is equipped with fire extinguishers and fire blankets, as well as each room has an evacuation map, and our staff is trained to follow the fire drill and evacuation procedure. We made sure that there are no sharp corners and no slippery surfaces. Our staircase is protected with the stairgate and equipped with the hand rail adjusted to the child’s height.

• Clean spaces

We take cleanliness very seriously and take significant precautions to prevent the spread of germs. We encourage our children to remove their “outside” shoes and stay in socks/clean spare shoes in the nursery to limit outside germs and dust contaminating the spaces. All spaces that children come in contact with are regularly disinfected. All of the children’s toys are disinfected on a regular basis.

All of this adds up to a safe and clean environment in which you can feel every effort is being made to keep your child safe, happy and healthy.

Meals and Dietary Restrictions

As many of the children have allergies to nuts, our nursery adheres to the “no nut policy”. All the parents are asked to fill in the form, where they inform the staff about their child’s known allergies.

We are planning to provide freshly cooked meals for our kids in the nearest future. At that point parents will be requested to inform us about their child’s meal preferences (i.e. vegetarian, allergies etc.)

Medication

At Honeypot Nursery School we take the safety of your child extremely seriously. All our staff went though CPR and First Aid training. . Also there is a qualified nurse on duty in our nursery, who will be administering the medication (should it be required).

All parents must fill in a medical form with all the child’s relevant information. Any form of medication such as antibiotics, inhalers, or anaphylactic shock pens are to be placed in a lockable container situated in the room the child is in. Everyone is to be made aware of where this is kept should an incident occur.

In such instances, a lengthy discussion will take place with the parent on how to administer the medication e.g. an injection. Parents will need to complete a consent form for Honeypot Nursery staff to administer medication. All medication must be clearly named.

Our nurse is to ensure that all stock is in date and is always filled up. Should anything be out of stock or out of date the items are to be replaced.

All children receiving medication for an illness cannot attend the nursery for the first 48 hours of their illness. If Your child demonstrates the symptoms of infectious illnesses, please don’t bring him/her to the nursery until the child gets well.

If your child becomes unwell during the day we will contact you to discuss the situation, which may result in our request for you to collect your child.

Children who are suffering the following will be asked to be collected IMMEDIATELY:

• Vomiting

Not to return to Nursery until 24 hours after the last bout.

• Diarrhoea

Not to return to nursery until 24 hours after the last bout.

• Conjunctivitis

This is HIGHLY contagious. Please keep children away from the nursery until completely clear. Eye drop medication will not be given by staff.

• Fever

A parent will be contacted to collect the child. At the meantime the child will be given paracetamol to reduce the fever (on the parent’s approval).

Any injuries on Your child sustained out of nursery hours must be pointed out to a member of staff immediately on their next day of attendance.

Medicine forms must be signed giving the following details:

  • Child’s name
  • What medication they are taking
  • When the medication is to be administered Amount of medication to be given
  • Signature of member of staff administering medication
  • Signature of member of staff witnessing administering of medication
  • Parent’s signature
  • The member of staff responsible for the child must fill in the form and have it checked and signed by the Manager or Deputy.