First Aid Policy

TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS NURSERY First Aid Policy

INTRODUCTION

At Truly Scrumptious nursery we make every effort to ensure that all children are safeguarded and well cared for. The children are the centre of our focus in all decision‐making and arrangements. The nursery sees adequate First Aid provision as vital in the daily process of caring for the children.

Paediatric first aid trained staff are able to take action to supply first aid treatment in the event of an accident involving a child or adult.

FIRST AIDERS

All staff are Paediatric first aid every 3 years by an Ofsted approved training company. There are always at least 1 paediatric fist aider in every room in the nursery and at least 2 first aiders will be present during outings.

The first aid box is clearly visible at the entrance of the nursery and checked and restocked regularly.

EYFS key themes and commitments

 

A Unique Child Positive Relationships Enabling Enviroments
1.3 Keeping safe1.4 Health & well-being 2.2 Parents as partners2.4 Key person 3.2 Supporting every child3.4 The wider context

 

RECORD KEEPING

Records of illnesses, accident and injuries, along with any first aid treatment, non- prescription/prescription medication or treatment given to a child, are kept and filed accordingly.

Parents are notified immediately if a child has an accident including a head injury, or becomes unwell.

If an injury is classed as “non-serious” e.g fell over in garden and scratched knees, the parents will be notified when they collect their children at the end of the session and will be given an accident form describing the accident and the action/first aid given.  A member of staff along with a witness of the accident will sign the accident form. Parents will also be asked to sign the accident form and will be given a copy.

 

Written & Reviewed by Hayley Marsh FEB 2017