Children are well safeguarded. Secure procedures are in place to ensure staff’s suitability to work with children and all staff have Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. There is a designated safeguarding officer and all staff are clear of their responsibilities to protect children.

All staff have attended safeguarding children training, to ensure any concerns are dealt with effectively and procedures are followed correctly. The playgroup has a thorough written policy, plus local safeguarding contact details to refer to should they have concerns about a child. Staff are watchful of the children and attentive to their safety.

The premises are secure and there are effective procedures for emergency evacuation, which is regularly practised. Risk assessments are undertaken for the premises and equipment, to minimise risks to children.