Safe & Secure


You can feel confident in the knowledge that while your children are left in our care they will be safe and secure. All staff at scallywags are fully qualified with a full paediatric first aid certificate. Staff are all DBS checked and we have a thorough induction and vetting process and all staff are taken on subject to a probationary period. All staff members hold a level 2 safeguarding with 4 designated safeguarding officers. We take particular pride in instilling our work ethic across the whole team ensuring we recruit the best carers to look after your children.

We have strict security policies in place. There is an intercom system in the lobby area enabling us to only allow access to known visitors as well as a security camera. We also have in-house CCTV in every room, enabling management to oversee rooms at all times offering complete protection for all children and staff.

We have a sign in / sign out entry system as well as photographs and passwords of all carers / parents. No child is allowed to leave with any person whom staff cannot identify or who is not the nominated contact person.

Visitors to the nursery - prospective new parents or maintenance workers, for example - must sign in and out and are closely supervised for the duration of their stay. At no time will they be left unaccompanied with any children. During nursery outings, the ratio of staff to children is increased and every trip is managed according to clearly defined safety policies.

We follow the guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by following the Government policy 'Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.'