Question Q – “If I am due to work a session and we are over ratio, what are my rights? Am I within my rights to refuse to work unless another member of staff or agency person is brought in? If I did work and something were to happen, would I be able to be held accountable at all or would it be all down to the Manager? Would there be any … [Read more...] about What happens if i work in a room and we are over ratio?
Question Q – “we've had a new starter who says their qualified but we have yet to see their certificates. The manager has regardless taken them on and they are working in the preschool, all fully DBS checked etc though. Should the manager being seeing proof of qualification?” Answers – A – “For single central record purposes proof of … [Read more...] about Can you start working without proof of qualifications?
Question - Q - "where are staff's personal mobile phones kept during work hours?" Answers - A - "Lockers" A - " In lockers" A - "In the office safe" A - "In their lockers !!" A - "Ours are kept in a locked cupboard on the staff room" A - "In a box in the office" A - "In our bags in our lockers" A - "Our phones are … [Read more...] about where are staff’s personal mobile phones kept during work hours?
Question - Q - "Describe the actions to take in line with organisational policies and procedures if abuse is suspected or has been disclosed" Answers - A - "You may find this article on how to deal with safeguarding concerns useful http://www.earlyyearscareers.com/.../dealing.../" A - "If a practitioner is strongly concerned and they … [Read more...] about What would you do if you suspected child abuse?
Question Q - "Describe the actions to take in line with organisational policies and procedures if abuse is suspected or has been disclosed" Answers A - You may find this article on how to deal with safeguarding concerns useful. A - Oh about 5 years ago my manager dismissed on the spot, depends on how serious it is. A … [Read more...] about What to do if abuse has been suspected or disclosed?
Question Q - "If you use iPads in your setting how do you cover safety? As videos and photos can be taken and staff could log in to own email accounts and send things then delete the photos. I am not sure what I could do to protect my staff and children?" Answers A - We take videos and photos for displays, profiles etc. Also we … [Read more...] about Safeguarding and E-safety