The safety of your child is paramount at Shurdington Pre-School and we utilise a range of measures, including safer recruitment, common sense risk assessment, high adult to child ratios and safeguarding to ensure that your child is safe at all times, both in and out of the Early Years setting of Shurdington Pre-School.

We utilise our wider environment as much as possible and broaden the children’s experiences by trips to the local park, the parish church, the working farm and on walks around the village of Shurdington, Cheltenham. In all these instances a higher adult to child ratio is always employed and we assist the children in recognising how to keep themselves safe when out and about.

Tess is the Designated Child Protection Officer and Kelly is the Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer and all staff attend Child Protection Training every 2 years. Within the Pre-School Committee we also have a Safeguarding Champion, currently Sarah Barnett, who is the parents’ voice for any safeguarding issues or concerns that parents might have. We believe in complete transparency with regard to protecting our children and believe that all adults have a duty of care to the children. If you have a concern regarding the safety of any child you can speak to any of the adults detailed here or contact Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board www.gscb.org.uk.

You can also find further details of how Shurdington Pre-School strives to keep children safe in our Policies and Procedures.