Health and Safety

Here are the general statements about health and safety at Footsteps Day Nursery. A more in-depth policy can be found in the file in the office.

  1. We aim to provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment throughout the nursery.
  2. We promote the health & safety of the children, including oral health
  3. We follow all the regulations and guidelines set out by the environmental health department, local fire brigade and OFSTED.
  4. We ensure that the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained at all times.
  5. We carry out regular checks on all toys, electrical equipment and fire fighting equipment.
  6. We carry out regular fire drills.
  7. We have a strict no smoking policy.
  8. We have a number of first aid boxes located around the nursery. The contents are checked and restocked monthly.
  9. All of our staff recieve first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding training. This is updated every 3 years.
  10. All managers and supervisors recieve Health & Safety at Work training, this is updated every 3 years.
  11. Staff have a dress code to adhere to that includes tying hair back, no jewellery and clean uniforms.
  12. All bins are emptied twice a day.
  13. Protective gloves are worn during every nappy change and when administering first aid or dealing with body fluids such as vomit.
  14. All food, drinks and medicine will be stored in the fridge.
  15. Fridge temperatures are checked every day.

We have extended our Health & safety policy to include easures put in place following the Covid 19 pandemic. We also have an extensive risk assessment in pace.