Many of us today lead very busy lives and cannot be at home with our children full time due to work commitments. Leaving your children in the care of a nursery school should be an experience where you know your children are being looked after by staff trained in child care who know what they are doing. You do not expect your children to be injured at nursery school due to a fault of the nursery. If however, the nursery does not have well-trained staff then accidents may be more likely to happen.
How can this happen?
Incidents of children injured at nursery school can happen due to the negligence of the staff that work there. Child care requires a great deal of attention in supervising children and ensuring that they are playing safely, and their environment or any toys or equipment are clean and looked after.
Just like in any other workplace, a nursery school needs to ensure its building and grounds are properly maintained and that health and safety checks are carried out regularly to make sure any risks are managed accordingly. It is important these checks occur as children are much more vulnerable to dangerous things in their environment. They do not have the experience or same awareness that adults do and so need responsible adults to make sure that their environment is safe.
Nurseries have a duty of care
Nursery schools have a duty to ensure that all the children in their care are properly looked after. This includes providing a safe environment where things are kept tidy and looked after; having well-trained staff who know how to handle children and their needs, have procedures for when things do go wrong, such as first aid-trained staff, and recording accidents and contacting parents. The nursery bears responsibility for whatever happens in its care and if injuries do happen the staff should be able to deal with it in a responsible manner having procedures and training in place to guide them.
If your child is hurt at nursery school because of negligence in the nursery then you could be entitled to receive compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help and we care about our customers or their children receiving the compensation that they deserve after being injured. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our helpful team members.