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Health and Safety Policy and Procedure

IOANID Preschool International Education will ensure the health and safety of the children in its care (including fire safety and hygiene requirements).
Statutory Framework for the EYFS 2017
Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure; and when their individual needs are being met.
All staff will ensure the premises and equipment used for the purposes of childcare are safe and suitable and children are kept safe secure and healthy.
Health and Safety Officer: Irine Bolma email: irine@internationalkindergarden.ro
IOANID Preschool International Education will ensure the children’s health and safety by:
Having a school medical nurse at all time
At least one staff member is registered with the Romanian Ministry of Health.
All staff members would have received first aid training, held by a practicing GP and/or registered medical nurse or by Registered First Aid agencies.
There is a first aid box accessible at all times with appropriate content for use with children in Medical Room.
Keeping a written record (Incident Books) of accidents or injuries and first aid treatment
Informing parents and/or carers of any accident or injury sustained by your child on the same day, or as soon as reasonably practicable, of any first aid treatment given.
Notifying the Emergency Department of any serious accident, illness or injury to, or death of, any child while in our care, and of the action taken
Ensuring my premises and outdoor spaces are fit for purpose and suitable for the age of children cared for and the activities provided on the premises.
Keeping premises and equipment clean.
Ensuring the safety of children and others on the premises in the case of fire or any other emergency.
Having appropriate smoke alarms which are in working order.
Not allowing smoking in or on the premises.
Ensuring there are suitable hygienic changing facilities for changing children who are in nappies.
Ensuring for each individual child there are towels, spare clothes and any other necessary items are always available.
Only releasing children into the care of individuals who have been notified to us by the parent.
Ensuring that children do not leave the premises unsupervised.
Preventing unauthorised persons entering the premises, and ensuring that no one can enter my premises without our knowledge. I have an agreed procedure for
The visitors first schedule a school visit by stating their name and contact details which is being checked upon entry. The visitors fill in the visitors book and are given visitor badges. Except visitors only parents and carers are allowed on the premises.
Ensuring vehicles in which children are being transported for trips are insured for business use.
The Development Matters Guidance outlines some good practice that we are aware of:
Physical Development – Moving and Handling - Enabling Environments:
Offer low-level equipment so that babies can pull up to a standing position, shuffle or walk, ensuring that they are safe at all times, while not restricting their explorations. (8-20months)
Anticipate young children’s exuberance and ensure the space is clear and suitable for their rapid and sometimes unpredictable movements. (16-26months)
Provide safe spaces and explain safety to children and parents. (16-26months)
Physical Development – Moving and Handling - Positive Relationships:
Be aware that babies have little sense of danger when their interests are focused on getting something they want. (8-20 months)
Teach children the skills they need to use equipment safely, e.g. cutting with scissors or using tools. (30-50 months)
Explain why safety is an important factor in handling tools, equipment and materials, and have sensible rules for everybody to follow. (30-60months)
Early Learning Goals:
They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
Physical Development - Moving and Handling.
Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
Physical Development - Health and self-care
They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques.
Expressive Arts and Design - Exploring and using media and materials.
Staff learn and get updates and information on child safety http://capt.org.uk/
Fire Policy and Procedure
Rationale:  In an emergency people don’t think straight so it is imperative that staff have already practiced and understood what to do in advance of any emergency. They are also responsible for children so they need to keep calm and focused.
Prior to a fire:
The school should practice with children at least once per term and have additional drills if there are any new members of staff. ALL staff should take part.

PROCEDURE during an emergency
If you are inside the building:
One adult should alert the rest of the school, the person who sees the fire
Quickly and firmly line the children up. One adult at the front and one at the back
The adult at the back checks the toilets
Move swiftly to the exit in the nearest to the forest through one of the 7 exists
If the fire is in the corridor, exit via the windows into the forest then follow instructions below
If you go out of the back door walk round to the front and assemble in the forest
The designated area is: Forest House
Office Manager should alert the fire service and the Stejarii staff (concierge/security)
Head of School should take the registers and check the adult toilet and kitchen.
Get the children to count loudly. This gives them (and you) something to focus on.
Do a head count to make sure everyone is accounted for.
Never go back inside the building but if you notice that someone is missing notify the Head of school as soon as possible.
If you are outside and Fire is in the forest
Leave by the front gate if you can. If not leave by the back gate.
Assemble in the school car park
Do a head count to make sure everyone is accounted for.
The designated area is: The Kindergarden Car Park

Earthquake Policy and Procedure
Rationale: Bucharest is an area of seismic activity. In an emergency people don’t think straight so it is imperative that staff have already practiced and understood what to do in advance of any earthquake. They are also responsible for children so they need to keep calm and focused.

Prior to an Earthquake:
The school should practice with children at least once per term and have additional drills if there are any new members of staff. ALL staff should take part.

PROCEDURE during an earthquake
If you are inside the building:
Safely make your way to the designated area and cover your head to protect against falling debris. Do not run outside. Do not get in a doorway as this does not provide protection from falling or flying objects, and you may not be able to remain standing.
At the safety point (each class has a designated area) ensure the children have their back against the wall, hands above their heads and crouch down low.  Remain here until you are given the all clear.
Cover your head and neck with your arms or book to protect yourself from falling debris.
Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as light fixtures or furniture.
Stay where you are until the shaking stops.
Get the children to count loudly. This gives them (and you) something to focus on.
The head of School or the deputy head will do a safety check once the shaking stops and ensure everyone knows when they can clear the area.
When the shaking stops (watch out for aftershocks) you will be told that it is clear to evacuate the building and move children safely to the designated area.
Do a head count to make sure everyone is accounted for before you leave the building.

If you are outside when you feel the shaking:
If you are outdoors when the shaking starts, move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires. Once in the open, “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” Stay there until the shaking stops.
Get the children to count loudly. This gives them (and you) something to focus on.
When the shaking stops (watch out for aftershocks) move children safely to the designated area.
Do a head count to make sure everyone is accounted for.
Parents should be informed in advance where the designated area is. Also, that we will not try to contact them (as phone lines will be blocked) but will care for the children until they arrive.
The designated area is: The Forest House

Updated on April 2019  to be reviewed on August 2020.