At Puddleducks we promote and encourage a secure base for babies and young children by promoting reciprocal relationships which provide respectful responses and reliability to meet each individual emotional and physical care needs.
Each setting has two staff members who are our Designated Safeguarding Officer's
All staff members have the relevant training to support children and families who may be going through difficult times.
If you are worried about a child, even if you are unsure, contact the NSPCC helpline to speak to one of their counsellors. Call; 0808 800 500 or e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away
Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.
Down-to-earth parenting advice you can trust
Click on the link below for lots of useful information
Healthy Start Scheme
What is Healthy Start?
If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.
ICON in Partnership with Dadpad
Icon work in partnership with DadPad on important matters affecting dads and their children. DadPad offers essential parenting skills for new dads.
DadPad provides fathers and male partners with the practical skills they need to support themselves, their partner and their baby at a time when many new parents can feel overwhelmed. Advice on crying, feeding, holding, changing, sleeping and getting to know your baby, as well as information on supporting relationships and each other’s mental health during this challenging time, is available on the app.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
At Puddleducks we promote The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by listening to and valuing their contributions.
Babies cry you can cope
I – Infant crying is normal
C –Comforting methods can help
O – It’s OK to walk away
N – Never, ever shake a baby
Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.
Here are some top tips from Dr Ranj on caring for children's teeth between the ages of 3 and 6.
A child car seat is a legal requirement. The law states that all children travelling in the front or rear seat of any car, van or goods vehicle must use the correct child car seat until they are either 135cm tall or 12 years old.
It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 14 years are restrained correctly in accordance with the law.
Safer Sleep for baby focuses on six easy to follow steps which you can follow any time you put your baby down to sleep. Please follow the link below
The Lullaby Trust offer further advice from room temperature, to sleeping products. Please click on the button below for further information.
The online world offers endless opportunities for children but at the same time can present potential risk. At Puddleducks we understand the online world can be an absolute mind field. Nevertheless, the online environment plays a HUGE part of children’s lives and therefore we can no longer consider their wellbeing or safety without also considering their relationship to technology.
Staying safe online is essentially about our behaviour towards it rather than the technology itself.
Please follow the link below to access simple steps you can take to keep your children safe online!
What are the risks surrounding nappy sacks?