Upper Horfield Children's Centre
Nursery & Family Support
Whilst it is important to be keeping children safe, it is extremely important to enable children to take risks and explore the environment around them.
Sometimes practitioners and parents hold back their children through their own fears of children hurting themselves, this will most often not be the case. Children are resilient, and when guided, they will make good choices. Explaining consequences to the children will allow them to consider what their next step will be. Babies have been swimming under water and rock climbing for many years and yet there is a concern about them climbing a step or cutting their own dinner.
At Upper Horfield Nursery and Children's Centre, practitioners will support children in taking the challenge, walking the beam, climbing the pirate ship, jumping the river of crocodiles or swinging from the rainforest!
It is the commitment of the Nursery and the practitioners within that they will keep your child safe to the best of their ability. They will have training on risk assessments and be conscious of everything they need to do to keep a safe environment for the children in their care.
The following are routine for practitioners at Upper Horfield Nursery and Children's Centre
Safety in the nursery is something that practitioners can ensure on a daily basis, safety in the home however, is down to you as the parent. Sometimes it is hard to know what to do to make the house safe but their are some key things that will prevent accidents happening:
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