At Brook Babes we realise that, as we live such demanding lifestyles, the more we can do to relieve the stress the better. We provide three hot, nutritional meals a day and there are no additional charges for those unavoidable delays. Furthermore, if your daily routine should change we will always assist wherever possible.
Brook Babes is registered with Ofsted and is committed to improving standards for children through implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum effectively to support children. Children’s needs are met by understanding what interests them, what they are trying to achieve.
All practitioners attend ongoing training regularly such as first aid, safeguarding, phonics and behaviour. Our nurseries are closed for 1 days training per year to keep our staff up to date with mandatory training requirements. Tapestry will be updated annually with the upcoming date.
At Brook Babes we aim to meet each child’s individual needs in an inclusive manner through tracking their developmental stages. We use the SENIT Developmental Joural, as this enables us to break down the stages of development into achievable targets making it easier to show progression children have made. Where needed our SENCO, who works across all settings, will make a referral for extra support. The SENCO is BA Hons qualified in Early Years and works closely with Key People, Managers, Parents and other Professionals to support children with additional needs.
In addition to this we adapt our provision to make them accessible by changing the environment/equipment so all children can free flow around the room. Sometimes this is through simple measures such as using Comic Sans Font for visually impaired, using a variety of communication methods for the Hard of Hearing.
Practitioners receive additional training on how best they can provide activities and adapt their routines to promote the child’s unique development needs. We work in close partnership with other professionals such as the Stars Team for Autism, Speech and Language Therapists, Childrens Play Therapists, Children Centre, Scope, Health Visiting Team and many more.
Each carer builds a close relationship with their children, which help children to explore the environment and try new things with confidence. A key person works in partnership with the parents to ensure that each child is cared for appropriately and responds sensitively to their feelings and requirements.
We regularly audit how our practice meets legislation requirements such as Working together to Safeguarding children 2018, EYFS and Inspecting Safeguarding in Education 2018. All Designated Leads are trained with the LSCP and share Practice through our Safeguarding Management Meetings. The Designated Team is made up of professionals including a Social Worker, Trained Peadeatic Nurse, EYP and EYITT and keep Practitioners up to date with training on what to do in case of a concern, who to contact if they are not satisfied with action taken.
All children have a right to be safe. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and interesting environment, with age appropriate resources, which help develop curiosity, coordination and physical abilities. We are signed up to Child Accident Prevention Trust, Leeds Safeguarding Partnership for news letters and updates on how to safeguard children, details of safety are added to parent notice boards/news letters.
To do this we carry out thorough risk assessments on a regular basis and use Citation to carry out Health and Safety checks and training. There are fitted coded locks on entrance and alternative collection procedures in place to protect against strangers entering the building. This also requires comprehensive employment procedures including enhanced DBS checks, ongoing training, (in which everyone takes responsibility for safeguarding) and implementation of their roles in protecting children from harm.
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