Health & Safety

A key principle of our nurseries is providing safe, secure and healthy environments. Central to delivering this commitment is our in-house team of qualified Health & Safety professionals, who maintain and drive the highest standards. These professionals are further supported by a dedicated and trained Health and Safety Officer who is leading daily best practice in each nursery team.

First Aid

Childbase have worked exclusively with Little Wing since 2014 to deliver all first aid training for colleagues and parents. Little Wing have the philosophy that ‘it’s not what you teach, it’s how you teach’ and their trainers are, or have been, part of the front line emergency services.

Both Childbase and Little Wing believe that it’s not only essential for childcare practitioners to have this knowledge but also for parents and carers to receive training on basic life saving skills. We offer regular free training courses to our parents/carers at each nursery which are run by an accredited trainer from Little Wing.

Colleague training

All of our nursery practitioners attend paediatric first aid training. This course includes:

  • First aid equipment
  • Casualty assessment
  • Recovery position
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Asthma
  • Seizures
  • Wounds and bleeds
  • Head injuries
  • Minor injuries
  • Fractures
  • Meningitis and Septicaemia
  • Eye injuries

This course contents exceeds that which is set out by Ofsted for childcare professionals.

In addition to this all of our Management colleagues attend Emergency First Aid at Work training.

Parent First Aid training courses

 This course runs for approx. 2 hours in person or about 90 minutes via Zoom. The contents includes:

  • Calling the emergency services
  • Casualty assessment
  • Recovery position
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Seizures
  • Allergies
  • Any other requested subjects

Please check your nursery parent notice board or the childbase@home website for the next course date.

Read the story behind Little Wing here:

Harry the Hippo

Harry the Health & Safety Hippo works with the children to help develop an understanding of risk from the earliest age. One of the key ways is Harry’s Health & Safety spies. Our preschool children, armed with clipboards and high visibility vests, patrol our nurseries flagging any potential hazards to our Practitioners.

When you visit our Nurseries you will be greeted by Harry at the front door reminding all visitors on the importance of door security.

You can use our exclusive family website and app Childbase@home, to learn more about health & safety – including good hygiene, exercise for the mind and body,  sun and winter safety, road safety, water safety and more. 

Awards & Accreditations

Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200