Your child’s well-being is of great importance to the staff at the Nursery, therefore procedures for collecting children are followed to ensure your child’s safety.
No children will be released from our care if staff are not informed of the person collecting the child.
When your child starts at the Nursery, you will be asked to fill in some information about your child. We will ask for details about the person/people who will be collecting your child. This information can then be used to identify the designated person(s).
When you register your child at the Nursery you will be asked to provide a password in the admissions form. It is important that this is given to the school and that only the people you wish to collect your child, know the password.
Suitable person / Identification of Individuals
It is the policy of the Nursery that no person under the age of 16 years can collect a child from the Nursery during the day. If staff feel that the parent/carer collecting a child may be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs and the safety and wellbeing of the child may be compromised, the staff must contact a member of the Senior Management Team.
The member of the Senior Management Team will assess the situation and if they feel that the parent/carer appears unable to take responsibility for the child they will take appropriate action. This could include contacting another member of the family to collect the child. If another family member is not available then the IAAS team or out of hours team will be contacted.
CASS – 0121 303 1888
Out of Hours Team – 0121 675 4806
Neighbourhood Policing Team – 0845 133 5000
Relationship breakdown of parents / guardians
The Nursery has a clearly defined procedure, which is followed in the event of the relationship between a child’s parents or guardians breaking down. Unless there is a court order, of which the school must have a copy, preventing one parent’s contact to the child we are unable to deny access. If there is concern about violent or aggressive behaviour from either parent we recommend that the child does not attend the school until the problems have been resolved, thereby ensuring the safety of all children.
Failure to collect a child
In the event of a parent / carer failing to collect a child the procedure set out below will be followed:
Updated April 2019