Re: Advice about local nurseries
Posted by Digbina
July 02, 01:24PM
Luckily my nanny arrived just he was stepping out of the door. There was a gate between him and the street, but it was often propped open by cleaners, bin collectors, other parents etc (there was a block of wood there for this very purpose!) and staff were not present at the gate. This was around the time there had been a couple of kidnapping attempts in ED. I moved him to another nursery with fingerprint recognition locks on the doors.
What really worried me was the way the staff and management just didn't seem that bothered. My nanny took my son back to the garden at the back of the building and they didn't realise he'd gone nor how long he'd been gone for. His key worker said he should have told them he was leaving the garden! He was three. The manager didn't notify us of what had happened until a couple of days later - prompted, I would guess, by our complaint to Ofsted that morning. Southwark Council told me that in their view it was a clear breach of the EYFS regulations which require children to be within sight or hearing at all times.
I should add that in the past the Villa has had my posts about this incident deleted by telling the admin they have 'legal implications'. I have three law degrees and can't say I'm sure exactly what they mean by that.