School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are current versions of some of our most important policies for your reference. Please note that the responding to public concerns policy contains details of how to make a complaint. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
‘Selhurst Nursery School and Children’s Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.’
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is located in the reception area and published on our website.
Photographs and contact details of our designated safeguarding lead, deputies and officers, along with contact details for Croydon’s Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), are displayed prominently in a number of locations throughout the Nursery and have been provided below.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is our Operational Lead, Sian Philpotts. She can be contacted on 0208684 3777
Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO) include:
Jaqi Stevenson - Executive Head Teacher / Designated Safeguarding Officer (Federation & Children's Centre)
Denise Clements - Executive Officer / Designated Safeguarding Officer (Federation & Children's Centre)
Jonathan Bristow - SENCO / Designated Safeguarding Officer (Federation & Children's Centre)
Jenny Gabriel – Children's Centre Manager / Designated Safeguarding Officer (Children’s Centre)
Our Lead Governor for Safeguarding is Damian Clark.
If we have any concerns about a child we will firstly discuss these with parents/carers. We have a legal responsibility to report to Social Care any evidence or suspicion of a child suffering or likely to suffer from significant harm.
Categories of harm (or abuse) are neglect, physical abuse and emotional abuse. If, however we have concerns about possible sexual abuse we refer to Social Care directly without discussing with the parents/carers.
Our school procedures for safeguarding children will always be compliant with the London Child Protection Procedures produced by the London Safeguarding Children Board.
It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that children are cared for appropriately and safeguarded from harm and their duty of care to promote their health, safety and welfare.
Our Behaviour Policy follows the requirements and guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is based on the need for everyone to feel safe and be able to work together. We aim to establish good relationships with all children and the quality of these determines how effectively children respond.
We work with children to think about rules. We use a common set of words so that children hear the same things from all adults.
All forms of bullying are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We seek to deal with any deliberately hurtful behaviour before any concerns escalate. All children are encouraged to tell a grown up if they are unset or worried by the actions of another child.
Children need a secure framework and need to know our expectations of them. We hope that we can work closely with you and we will always tell you if we feel a child needs help with managing behaviour. All children are different and we will respond to a child’s needs on an individual basis. We will set an individual behaviour management plan if we can feel this is necessary.