Safeguarding and Online Safety
Our Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and we follow all Derbyshire Guidance with regards to safeguarding adults and children.
We have a duty to:
- Take action if we suspect any of our children may be at risk
- Provide a safe and secure environment for children and adults
- Follow county guidelines for Safer Recruitment
- Check all staff and adults in a supervisory role with children have appropriate checks such as DBS
In terms of sharing information, our school has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass any concerns to the Children's Early Help, Health, Police, Psychology & Social Care Services and/or Multi Agency services following the agreed information sharing guidance provided by Derbyshire.
At Pinxton Nursery School, we consider children in early years to be vulnerable due to their age – therefore specific teaching about safety and safeguarding is embedded in our teaching throughout the year to ensure that children know what safety looks like and therefore are able to recognise when they are not safe.
To view specific policies please ask at nursery or follow the link below to our policy page where policies are kept up to date:
Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe at Pinxton Nursery School
Keeping children safe at Pinxton Nursery School is of huge importance to us. We believe that safeguarding and health and safety is everybody's business. Jayne is our Main Designated Safeguarding Lead and, with the Governing Body, she ensures that all staff are trained and updated with any safeguarding and health and safety matters.
Headteacher and Main Designated Safeguarding Lead for the entire Nursery
Nursery Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead - Maintained Nursery
School Business Officer and Designated Safeguarding Lead - Maintained Nursery
Childcare Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead - CIC Nursery
Room Leader and Designated Safeguarding Lead - CIC Nursery
Parents should be aware that our school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child might be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher is obliged to follow safeguarding/child protection procedures established by Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, DCC and inform Social Services of their concern.
We invite parents and carers to help us keep our children safe by following policies and procedures relating to child protection and safeguarding and health and safety which are all clearly signposted on our website.
If you have a concern regarding the safety of a child, please come and talk to us or you can also phone Call Derbyshire at Starting Point on 01629 533190 or contact the police.
If you have concerns during Holiday Time
During the school holidays, if you need safeguarding support then please email Jayne on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Nursery on 01773 863105.
Online Safety is very important at Nursery. We teach the children how to use ICT equipment safely. For more information on how this is taught please click here.
If you would like more information please look at the following links. Thank You.
Keeping Under 5's Safe Online
Safer Internet Day 2022
Tuesday 8th February 2022 is Safer Internet Day
In the Maintained Nursery we have been talking to the children about different ways that they can keep safe. We talked about:
- fire/ candles/ fireworks
- roads and cars
- dogs that we do not know
- keeping safe in the sun
- keeping safe online
We read the story Once Upon a Time Online, which had some fairytale characters in it who found a laptop, and all the mistakes that they made. We were also introduced to our friend Digiduck, who is also learning to keep safe online. Digiduck taught us that we need to talk to a grown up before using the internet and if we feel unsure about something that we find online. You can find the Digiduck stories here.