This help centre article has been written for Koru Kids' Home Nursery service
Early Educators are taught in each of their safeguarding, safe sleep, home setup and EYFS welfare requirements training courses about how to make their home safe for young children. Amongst other things, this training covers:
Fire safety requirements make it mandatory to have a smoke detector and an extinguisher or fire blanket
Considering stairs and other climbing/height hazards
Regular washing of bedding
Safe sleep environments
Safely positioning heavy objects safely and securing them if necessary
Ensuring pets are safe around children
Choking hazards for small children
Storage of hazardous substances, such as cleaning products
At multiple points in their training, Early Educators are also taught the importance of keeping their home setting clean and hygienic for young children.
This includes specialist training on food preparation and food hygiene.
We give recommended cleaning schedules for Early Educators to follow each day and week and encourage them to hire a professional cleaner for regular deep cleans.
We teach Early Educators that regular cleaning of their homes and their resources assists with infection control to limit the spread of illness between children.
Early Educators are required to follow Public Health England guidelines when children are ill - asking them to stay away from the setting if they have a serious or contagious illness - this reduces the chance of transmission to other children.
At both an Early Educator’s initial registration inspection and their ongoing inspections, our quality assessors will be reviewing their home nursery to make sure it is a clean, hygienic and safe environment for children.
Each annual inspection will result in a detailed report which we make available to parents on the Koru Kids website.