You hear nightmare stories about kids getting lost or being kidnapped from their daycare center, but that would never happen to you…right? I mean your day center is very safe. Is not it?
Believe it or not, your kindergarten may not be as safe as you think.
Is staff controlled?
A background check is easy to perform and one of the best steps to ensure the integrity of every employee of the childcare in Epping. This important step is too often overlooked as the need for child care is growing rapidly and the majority of households have multiple incomes in today's economy. There is not enough time for a thorough examination of each individual candidate. Your child should not be placed in any facility without checking all staff.
Can children enter and exit the facility easily?
The ideal situation for a daycare center has only one door with a custodian controlling the children, their families, and anyone in and out of the office during business hours. However, this is usually not the case as it may be impractical.
The drop-off and pick-up policy that your kindergarten has implemented is a very important factor in the safety of the children. Additional checks should be made so that the person in charge knows who is authorized to take your child out of the facility.
Are rooms child-proofed?
You would think it would be a no-brainer when you were talking about a facility that has children in and out, all day long, but if your childcare facility hasn't taken at least basic child-proofing measures it's time to turn around and walk the other way.
This is especially important if you're looking at an in-home daycare, where fireplaces, baseboard electrical sockets, and other hazards are more likely to be found.