Staverton Kids Club is responsible for ensuring that at each session:
- Premises are clean, well lit, adequately ventilated and maintained at an appropriate temperature
- The premises are used by and solely available to the Club during opening hours
- All the Club’s equipment is safely and securely stored
- External pathways are cleared in severe weather.
- Daily environment checks are carried out in accordance with our Risk Assessment policy.
Children are not allowed to leave the Club premises during the session unless prior permission has been given by the parents (for example, to attend other extra-curricular activities or if going on a club excursion)
Throughout Club sessions Staff monitor the entrances and exits to the premises and conduct periodic head count of children.
All visitors to the Club must sign the Visitor Log and give the reason for their visit. Visitors will never be left alone with the children.
Security procedures will be regularly reviewed by the manager, in consultation with staff and parents.
Toys and equipment
All furniture, toys and equipment are kept clean, well maintained and in good repair. We select toys, equipment and resources with care, and we carry out risk assessments before the children are allowed to use them. Broken toys and equipment are disposed of promptly.
Food and personal hygiene
Staff at Staverton Kids Club maintain high standards of personal hygiene, and take all practicable steps to prevent and control the spread of infection.
- A generally clean environment is maintained at all times.
- Toilets are cleaned daily and soap and hand drying facilities are always available.
- Staff are trained in food hygiene and follow appropriate guidelines.
- Waste is disposed of safely and all bins are kept covered.
- Staff ensure that children wash their hands before handling food or drink and after using the toilet.
- Cuts (whether on children or staff) are kept covered.
Dealing with body fluids
Spillages of bodily fluids (e.g. blood, vomit, urine and faeces) will be cleaned up immediately.
Staff ratios and levels of supervision are always appropriate to the number, ages and abilities of the children present, and to the risks associated with the activities being undertaken.