To ensure the safety, security and well-being of the children in our care, our SRIS centre has procedures and standards in place to cover pick-up and drop-off, visitors, equipment and furniture safety, transporting children and more. These procedures are periodically reviewed and updated to make certain they reflect the most current safety and security technology and practices.
The lobby entrance is gated and locked at all times and is securely separated from the actual classrooms. Only those with the prior permission and on emergency basis can gain access to the classrooms.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Each child must be checked in and out on our access card every day. We enforce our policy by assigning each parent one access card and others who are authorized to pick up the child. Your Centre Head keeps an updated file of names, addresses and phone numbers of people authorized to pick up children in case of an emergency. No child is released to an adult without proper authorization.
Pick-up and Drop-off
We do not allow anyone to enter the premises till the centre head or the administration manager permit the security guards. Vendors are allowed at particular timings only between 1.30 and 3pm. All visitors to our centre are greeted in our secure lobby, directed to sign the Visitor Log and write the purpose of the visit. Picture identification is required from all unfamiliar visitors and contact details are documented. A visitor listed as an authorized person to pick up a child must still show picture identification if the director and/or associate do not know him/her.
Risk and quality assurance
Risk reduction and quality care maintenance procedures and policies are as follows:
SRIS centre are totally insured. We have a General comprehensive accident and medical insurance plus motor insurance policy including 3rd party property damage and bodily injury.
Our Food Preparation Specialists are trained in the safe handling, preparation and storage of foods and are constantly monitored to ensure safe nutritious meals. Meal times are designed to promote good eating habits, and are pleasant social and learning experiences for the children. Teachers do not eat with their groups and assist their children to eat. Infants are held while feeding. Toddlers are encouraged to feed themselves. All eating utensils, chairs and tables are sized appropriately for each age group. Our tables’ height may be adjusted proportionately, and they are easily cleaned. SRIS works with in-house nutritionists to make sure that our menus are nutritionally wholesome.
No hot drinks of any kind are allowed around children; electrical outlets are plugged with outlet caps; appliances are out of reach of children; temperature of the hot water at sinks will not scald, and food temperature is monitored to prevent burns.
The building, playground and equipment are as safe as we can make them. More than 4 years of experience and testing have taught us what equipment to buy and how to arrange it for maximum safety, both inside and outside the centre. We make sure children are protected from the elements and are easily supervised. And it’s where the important activities of the day like playing, eating, sleeping, washing hands, and going to the bathroom take place. We will source from the US and India for the best and most appropriate early childhood classroom equipment, children’s furniture, educational toys, and curriculum materials for child care and early education based on guidelines prepared by the leading accreditation authority NAEYC on developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Child-friendly Furniture and Materials
Our centers are child-friendly – child-sized tables and chairs are sturdy and “non-tip-able.” There are no sharp corners. Toys and learning areas are carefully arranged. Equipment is monitored on an on-going basis to ensure it is in good working order. Broken or unsafe equipment is always taken out of service immediately, to be repaired or replaced.
A Total Commitment to Clean :
We take very seriously the well-being of your child and work hard to provide an environment that is as healthy as possible. The Health and Safety section of our Operations Manual has very specific procedures and requirements concerning cleanliness and preventing the spread of germs.
Hand washing is the single most effective practice in preventing the spread of germs. Teachers/Caretakers are required to wash their own hands, as well as the hands of a child using described procedures, before and/or after engaging in a thorough list of activities.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
SRIS staff is directed to thoroughly clean surfaces that children come in close contact with, using soap and water. In addition, some surfaces, including bathroom surfaces, are to be disinfected in a prescribed way. Toys that children put into their mouths are also required to be cleaned and disinfected between uses. Water Play tables are disinfected before being filled with water and carefully supervised when in use.
When transporting children, we focus first and foremost on mitigating risks to children through standardized processes and procedures:
Each staff working at SRIS must provide evidence of good health with a signed physical examination. All medical records are periodically updated. Staff members do not work if they are ill. A doctor on our rolls and various hospital ties up for pre-employment screening and when a staff member falls ill and returns back to the centre is approved by our doctor.
As for the children, we maintain a complete written record for each child in our care. Pertinent health histories (such as allergies, chronic conditions or susceptibilities) are also required. All health records, immunization records and emergency contacts are kept up to date and easily accessible in case of emergency. Upon arrival each day at the centre, the nurse will conduct a health check up to determine whether the child is included or excluded in the centre. If a child falls ill after arrival time, the child will be taken to the medial room till the parents arrive for pick up. In the meantime, we will administer a medicine dosage with the consent of the parent.