Safeguarding is the one aspect within the Inspection Framework that every team member will be asked about at inspection time. Although we shouldn’t just be undertaking safeguarding training for that purpose. It is an essential part of our work inasmuch that we both look after the children in our care and ensure they are kept both safe and well during their time with us.
A truly outstanding team understands safeguarding is an everyday aspect of the job. Every decision and consideration within the setting should have safeguarding at the forefront of its thinking. Until this happens then safeguarding is not as good as it could be. When safeguarding is the primary driver for all decisions then it can be noted as being excellent.
The range of Safeguarding courses we offer are designed to be both informative and practical. Because we train our own teams we ensure our courses are relevant and up to date. We don’t just deliver the basics, we include practical examples and applications and relate to things that have occurred in our and other nurseries that could have been prevented by better understanding of safeguarding procedures.
Our basic safeguarding child protection training is ideal for newcomers to early years and covers all the essentials. Child protection is an integral part of every early year’s practitioner’s role and it is essential to become informed about the signs and symptoms of abuse and how to report concerns.
Our safeguarding refresher course is aimed at practitioners who are looking to understand the wider arena of safeguarding in early years and are already familiar with basic child protection. It supports building confidence in the process of ensuring the provision of a safe environment for the children.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training and refreshers cover all the key aspects involved in being the safeguarding lead for your setting. This course covers the role of the DSL and looks in-depth at their responsibilities in their day-to-day practice and with their local authority safeguarding partnership. It is ideal for managers, deputy managers and senior team members who can act as deputy DSL when needed.
Having the reassurance that we always have a reliable training provider to deliver several courses across the year relieves a lot of pressure on me, as a Manager. MBK are efficient and helpful, they take on board any suggestions for the content of courses, meaning they are tailored to our individual settings where possible. We are in our second year using MBK and would highly recommend.
It’s great how they share new information and include you all once you have attended one of their courses which are very interesting and encouraging. The file containing all areas of Ofsted EYFS is an easy tool when training Senior Staff.
The visits we have had with Tricia and her team have been wonderfully informative, lots of useful information that has proven to be very practical. The visits have assisted with the continued progression of the nursery curriculum and financial stability, along with supporting our self evaluation and staff development.