Policy and Procedure for the Supervision of Visitors
At St Peter’s Nursery, we aim to protect the children in our care at all times. This includes making sure any visitors to the nursery are properly identified and supervised.
All visitors must sign the visitors’ book on arrival and departure. Where applicable, visitors’ identity should be checked, e.g. Ofsted inspectors or colleagues attending in a professional capacity such as speech and language therapists. Visitors are informed of any relevant policies including the fire evacuation procedure and mobile phone policy.
All visitors are given and should wear a visitor’s badge to identify themselves to staff and parents within the nursery. A member of staff must accompany visitors in the nursery at all times while in the building; at no time should a visitor be left alone with a child unless under specific circumstances arranged previously with the Head.
Entry to St Peter’s Nursery is via a bolted front gate and locked, chained and bolted front door. Visitors must ring the door bell.
- Staff must check the identity of any visitors they do not recognise before allowing them into the main nursery. Visitors to the nursery must be recorded in the Visitors’ Book and accompanied by a member of staff at all times while in the building
- All external doors must be kept locked at all times and external gates closed. Door and gate to the kitchen must be kept locked to ensure children are not able to wander
- Parents, visitors and students are reminded not to hold doors open or allow entry to any person, whether they know this person or not. Permanent staff within the nursery should be the only people allowing external visitors and parents entry to the nursery
- Under no circumstances will the nursery will tolerate any form of harassment from third parties, including visitors, towards others, including children, staff members and parents. The police may be called in these circumstances.