Safeguarding

Sunflowers Day Nurseries has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

All staff at Sunflowers Day Nurseries undertake safeguarding training every 3 years, each nursery has a Safeguarding Lead and a Deputy Safeguarding Lead in their absence. The named Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead undertake more thorough training to be able to fulfil this role. All staff are highly capable of safeguarding children and it is paramount to the daily routine of the nurseries.

  

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

All staff at Sunflowers Day Nurseries have an enhanced DBS check before they start their position, these are then renewed every 3 years, unless the staff have signed up to the update service. This gives the staff a unique reference number where management can frequently check the staffs DBS status, these can be checked at any time, this gives piece of mind that all of our staff are suitable to work with children.

Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SAPH)

East Riding's Safeguarding and Partnership Hub is at the forefront of keeping all children in the East Riding looked after and safe. If you have any concerns about a child please contact them on 01482 395500 during office hours (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm) the out of hours office number is 01482 393939. Someone will talk to you regarding your concerns and will discuss what happens next. If you believe a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999.

We believe that our safer recruitment practices, and our robust Policies and Procedures ensure our workforce is safe and suitable to work with children.

Several key principles underpin safeguarding to ensure the welfare and happiness of children, mainly:

  • A child’s needs should be put first — always.

  • It's important to help and support children as early as possible before issues escalate and become more damaging.

  • Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and everyone at a setting should act in a timely and coordinated manner to respond to any concerns about the welfare of a child.

The Early Years Foundation Stage sets the foundation of safeguarding measures for early years providers to follow. They are based on four overarching principles, including:

  • Children learn and develop best in an enabling environment

  • Children are unique, learn constantly and can become resilient, capable, confident and self-assured

  • Children learn and develop best in different ways and at different rates

  • Children learn strength and independence from positive relationships.