We at Kingsbury Episcopi Pre-school recognise that parents are the first and most important educators of children. All the staff see themselves as co-workers with you in providing care and education for your child.
Successful cooperation between parents and pre-school is important because it also has an effect on your child's development. This is why we encourage a culture of cooperation, continuous exchange between parent and pre-school. We do not have a regular parents' rota, but if you would like to join in a particular session or sessions, please discuss this with the staff.
Here you will find a selection of documents that will help you with the day-to-day aspects of pre-school, suggestions of how you can help your child's development, our safeguarding statement and the weekly themes we use at pre-school.
Kingsbury Episcopi preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Designated Safeguarding Lead at preschool is Lis Black. Kirstie Lloyds is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The chair of the parent lead management committee is the safeguarding lead.
We have several policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about the children arediscussed with the child’s parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, if you have any concerns about a child’s welfare thenplease call 0300 123 2224 or visit the Somerset Safeguarding Children’s Board websitehttps://sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk/
Support for families and early help services can be sought through local children’s centres where lotsof useful information is provided. http://www.somerset.gov.uk/childrens- services/childcare/childrens-centres/
The Somerset Safeguarding Children Board Manual of children protection procedures is available online at https://www.proceduresonline.com/swcpp/ this is an online manual to which we are signed up to receive updates.
Each week we keep to a particular theme. These may be relevant for the time of year, for example Easter, or perhaps they may relate to the wider community. Each half term we send out a list of the themes for that half term.