Reddish Vale Nursery School

Reddish Vale Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 7EU

0161 480 6713

At Reddish Vale Nursery School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, in line with the duty placed on us by section 175 of the Education Act 2002. As stated in the EYFS Statutory Framework"Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual
needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them". With this at the forefront of everything that we do, we ensure our children, families and staff are safeguarded by:

  • Our Safeguarding Policy, which is reviewed annually. Our Safeguarding Children Policy is available to view under our Policies Page. Staff are always aware of the most up to date guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • We monitor and react to notes of concerns raised by staff, parents or additional agencies
  • Vigorous recruitment procedures that are in place to ensure that staff employed at the Nursery have undergone police criminal record checks
  • Staff are trained on recent updates throughout the year during staff meetings and participate in Safeguarding Awareness training
  • Members from the Senior Leadership Team complete the Designated Safeguarding Lead training and Safer Recruitment training
  • Safeguarding Audit is completed by the Nursery and actions are taken on any points highlighted within the audit
  • The Safeguarding governor is kept up to date and visits the Nursery to discuss the audit and actions
  • We have a low-concern policy and whistleblowing policy, which all staff are aware of. These policies manage any allegations made against staff
  • We liase closely with the Startwell and Health Visitor teams during our termly Team Around the Early Years meetings to discuss any families requiring additional support
  • We participate in Team Around the Child and Team Around the Family meetings to support our children and families
  • Our Positive Relationship policy is clearly written on how we manage behaviour within the setting, including how to manage bullying and racist incidents
  • Our Intimate Care Policy is followed by all staff members 
  • We monitor absences and liase with families to support their child's attendance in Nursery
  • We teach e-safety to children, at an appropriate level, to ensure they are aware of how to use technology safely. We support parents knowledge of e-safety via our school website and we email any new issues that we are made aware of, including particulate apps
  • Information regarding children's medical needs are shared with all staff in the setting and are clearly displayed in the designated area
  • Staff are first aid trained to support children when they are injured
  • Risk assessments are completed for the environment, visitors within the setting and trips
  • Health and Safety is monitored on a daily basis and any issues are solved as quickly as possible


Throughout our work we have a clear commitment to supporting families. We aim to work well in partnership with parents/carers and any other appropriate agencies to promote the welfare of our children.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads at Reddish Vale Nursery School are Katie Bennett (Headteacher), Emma Easmon (SENDCO) and Heather Murray (Nursery teacher)

Our Safeguarding Governor is Emma Street