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Carmel Caterpillars Preschool


Carmel Caterpillars Pre-School

Maintaining children's safety and security on the premises Policy

Policy Statement 


We maintain the highest possible security of our premises to ensure that each child is safely cared for during their time with us



Children's personal safety 

  • We ensure all employed staff have been checked for criminal records by an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal records Bureau
  • All children are supervised by staff at all times
  • Whenever the children are on the premises the staff ratio is adhered to.
  • Whenever the children are taken in to the Community, staff ratios are adhered to. 
  • we carry out risk assessment to ensure children are not made vulnerable within any part of our premises, nor by any activity.



  • A Password system is in place for the safe arrival and departure of children
  • The times of the children's arrivals and departures are recorded. 
  • The arrival and departure times of adults, staff, volunteers and visitors, are recorded.
  • Our systems prevent unauthorised access to our premises. No one can gain entry in to the premises without a member of staff allowing them in. This excludes the caretaker of the premises, however staff are present at all times. 
  • Our systems prevent children from leaving our premises unnoticed. 


The original of this document was signed on behalf of Carmel Caterpillars Pre-School Committee by the current Chairperson.