Your Child is in Safe Hands
Our primary goal is that the children of Findon Village Preschool feel happy, confident and secure. When these qualities are nurtured, children will happily participate in a wide range of activities and experiences which give them a sense of fun, fulfilment, discovery and achievement.
We aim to provide high-quality care and education, work in partnership with parents to help the children learn and develop, and offer a service that promotes equality and diversity.
The Preschool adopts the ‘Curiosity Approach.’ ethos. Not only does this create an attractive setting with natural resources and neutral colours designed to be a home-from-home environment, but it also puts the child at the centre of their own development and education. It aims to get children thinking critically and creatively whilst focusing on the importance of strong relationships within the setting
We are rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Our full report is available at Ofsted's website. Comments from our last inspection include:
‘Children are very happy, settled and secure. They build strong bonds with staff, who are caring and supportive of their individual needs. Children develop positive attitudes towards learning and are very willing to try new things.
Health & Safety
Our approach to safety and security is holistic; beginning at the front door and continuing right through to staff selection, training and, of course, security systems and safety procedures.
The safe recruitment of staff is our primary focus. First and foremost, we choose people who genuinely love working with children. As many of us are parents ourselves, we understand the high level of trust required to hand your child over to other caregivers. Our staff undergo our stringent vetting process which includes Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks at an enhanced level. This screening is far more rigorous than standard DBS (formerly CRB) checks.
Of course, prevention is always better than cure, and we go to great lengths to keep our preschool and children safe at all times. However, children will naturally have knocks and bumps from time to time. The good news is that we always have a first aider on duty within the preschool at all times. All of our nursery staff receive training in Advanced Paediatric First Aid (Level 3 Ofqual regulated) so that urgent intervention is immediately on hand in the unlikely event of it being required.
Health and Safety
Our staff regularly attend training courses, in addition to the knowledge they gained during their childcare training. For example, our team are trained in Fire Awareness and Safety. Senior members of our team also undergo Fire Warden/Marshall training in order to ensure a smooth evacuation of the premises in an emergency.
General health and safety are taken very seriously, and we take steps to make sure our nursery is safe and the equipment we have has been carefully chosen. All electrical equipment has annual PAT safety examinations, and we have annual electrical inspections. Our in-house maintenance team also ensure day-to-day health and safety.
Preschools today maintain a great deal of sensitive information about children in their care. Photos, dates of birth, addresses, medical background etc., are all examples of the sensitive data a preschool holds on children in its care. At Findon Village Preschool, we take this very seriously. Whilst no organisation’s computer systems can be guaranteed to be 100% immune from security breaches, we have taken all of the steps within our power to ensure the protection of data within the Preschool.