Health & Safety

School Entrance

For the safety of children and staff it is essential that you always close the entrance gates and doors behind you securely. We have lots of signs to help remind you!

Parents are requested not to open the doors to other visitors, as allowing access to school grounds is a staff responsibility.

Please remember that these safeguards exist for the children’s safety. 


The school has a policy regarding the administration of medicines.  If your child requires medicine on an ongoing basis i.e. asthma inhalers, please talk to a member of staff about this and a plan can be made.  If your child is ill, please keep him/her at home until the course of treatment prescribed has been completed and he/she is well again and able to take part in all activities including outdoor play.

If your child suffers from allergies we will need a copy of their allergy plan, written by the Health Visitor, to make sure we keep them safe as possible in school. 

Remember you child must not attend school for at least 2 clear days (48 hours) if suffering  from loose stools (diarrhoea) or vomiting. Please keep school informed as to how your child is recovering.

Please do not bring older children who are absent from school with infectious diseases into the nursery as they can put others at risk.

Head Lice

These are very common in school, but the Health Authority no longer carries out routine inspections in school. 

It is important therefore to check your child’s hair regularly and inform the school as soon as possible if you notice lice or eggs. School will then be able to ask all parents to check their children and advise on treatments, while keeping you and your child anonymous. 


All Birmingham schools are no smoking areas, which includes the outdoor play areas and all of the school grounds.  Please pass this information on to anyone who might collect your child from school. 

Alcohol is banned from school premises and should yourself, or anyone else, appear to be under the influence of alcohol when collecting children we reserve the right not to release them to you. This is a standard safeguarding procedure to ensure the child's safety and wellbeing. 



You are welcone to bring your buggies and pushchairs on site, as long as they are not brought inside the building. We are a very small setting and buggies present a fire hazard in the corridors.

If you would like to leave your buggy or pushchair at nursery while your child is here, please park it near the bench by Reception. Depending on the weather, you may want to check there is a rain cover on it!


Prams, buggies and pushchairs are left at your own risk. 

Accident Procedures

If your child has an accident at school the following procedures are in place:

  • The required number of staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid
  • Details of the accident are recorded on an Accident Slip.
  • A standard ‘head bump letter’ is completed when necessary, to be given to parents
  • We may call you to inform you, if the accident has unsettled your child or is more than a regular bump or fall.
  • Children are treated with comfort and support, and any necessary First Aid. The child will be monitored as necessary.
  • The child’s key worker is informed and they will feed back to parents, including asking them to sign the Accident Slip to acknowledge they have been told. 

In the event of an accident requiring medical attention, an ambulance will be called and parents will be contacted by phone.  In such an event  school medical emergency procedures will be followed.

Mobile Phone Usage in School



This is to keep our children safe and to protect you from allegations of photographing/discussing other children. It is also to help you give your full attention to your child during drop off and pick up times.

School drop offs and collections take 5-10 minutes per day, and we ask you to refrain from using your phone during these times.

If you are observed to be using a mobile phone on site, a member of staff will ask you to put your phone away or to leave the site until you have finished. This is our school policy.