Policies and Procedures
The ECC is required to have in place the following policies and procedures, which must be made available to parents and carers. You can view these policies on request.
- Safeguarding children (statement below could go under this tab)
- Procedure for the care of sick children
- Administering medicines
- Behaviour management policy
- Health and safety policy and procedures (identifying, reporting and dealing with accidents, hazards and faulty equipment
- Emergency Evacuation Procedure
- No smoking policy
- Policy and procedure for assessing risks
- Equal opportunity policy and procedures
All services for children must operate within the Children Act 1984/2004. Staff have a duty under that act to safeguard children and promote their welfare.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and
- Undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully
All staff have a duty to act if they have reasonable cause to believe that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
The core values of safeguarding are that:
- The welfare of the child is paramount
- Parents will be involved openly in any enquiry or investigation unless to do so would risk harm to the child
The ECC staff also have a responsibility to support and protect vulnerable adults.
Opening times and term dates
CENTRE OPENING HOURS
Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 11:30am (second Saturday of the month only)
Half Term: Monday 22 to Friday 26 October
The centre is closed: Bank Holidays, 3 and 13 September for staff training, 25 December - 1 January.