Accident/Incident Policy

The safety of your child is paramount and I will take every measure I can to protect your child from hurting itself. However sometimes accidents do happen and I have written the following procedure on how I will deal with such a situation:

  • I will comfort the child and reassure them
  • I will assess the extent of their injuries and if necessary call for medical support/ambulance
  • I will carry out any first aid procedures that are necessary and that I have been trained to do
  • Once the child is more settled I will contact you as soon as possible to inform you of the accident and if necessary to ask you to return to care for your child/ meet me at the hospital

After every accident, however minor I will:

  • complete a report in my accident book
  • ask you to sign the report and then provide you with a copy

If the incident requires any medical treatment then I will:

  • Inform Ofsted (under Standard 14.3 Children Act regulation,

inform Ofsted about any significant events)

  • Inform my Insurance Company

It is important that you keep me informed regarding your child’s condition following an accident and if you have sought medical advice.