Accident and Emergency Policy

I hold a valid Paediatric First Aid certificate (July 2020)

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My premises have been checked by Ofsted and they meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in England. I regularly review, update and practise fire evacuation procedures, recording dates and times of fire drills.

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I will keep your child safe whilst they are in my care.  I can administer basic first-aid treatment, and my first-aid box is clearly labelled and easily accessible.  Contents are regularly checked and replaced before their expiry date.  Your child’s contact numbers are on my emergency plan and are kept securely with the first-aid box.  A copy of Daisy Dolls emergency plan is also in my car, and one is held by Mr Mark Barrett and is available at all times if he should be contacted during setting hours in the event of any emergency.

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If there is an accident I will reassure and comfort your child, while making sure that the other children in my care are safe.  If the accident is a minor one, I will give your child the basic first aid they need. The accident will be recorded and you will be asked to sign the report at the end of their day.  If the accident is more serious, I will contact you immediately, and I will ring 111 for advice or 999.  

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If I have to accompany a child to hospital, before you can get to my setting, I will take the other children with me, if they cannot be collected straight away.  Your child will be cared for by the paramedics/emergency crew in the ambulance, whilst I follow the ambulance in my own car.  It is advised that I shouldn’t transport a child to hospital in my own car, in case their condition deteriorates en-route.  In the event of any accident, I will do my best to make sure all the children in my care are safe, reassured and kept calm.

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Recording:

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I will record all accident details and I will ask you to sign on collection.  You will have a copy of the accident.

If the accident is significant, I will inform Ofsted, the local child protection agency, the Health and Safety Executive and my insurance company as soon as is reasonably practicable but in any event within 14 days of the accident occurring.

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Accidents off site:

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I carry a written emergency plan with contact details at all times, and a copy is held in the setting, which is used as part of our evacuation plan during fire drill.  I also have current contact details on my mobile, which has credit and is kept charged at all times.  If I or your child have an accident, I will get the nearest responsible adult to help.

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Other emergencies:

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Should any other emergency occur (such as a terrorist attack, or a member of my family becoming ill in my home) I will contact parents as soon as possible.

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In the event that you are in any accident or emergency, you should contact me immediately, or as soon as practicable. 

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Should it not be possible to contact me, then I will keep your child safe until such time as I can contact your child’s emergency contacts or someone can make contact with me.

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