Just like home childcare fosters a ‘culture of safety’ in which the children and staff are protected from abuse, harm, and distress. We therefore have a clear policy on the acceptable use of mobile phones the club’s mobile phone policy ensures that we all:
Protect children from harm and abuse
Prevent staff from being subject to false allegations
Help staff remain focused on the care of children
Work in an open and transparent environment.
Staff use of mobile phones
Personal mobile phones belonging to members of staff are kept box in the Kitchen during working hours.
If a member of staff needs to make an urgent personal call they can use the club phone or make a personal call from the club phone or in the designated area.
If a member of staff has a family emergency or similar and needs to keep their mobile phone to hand, prior permission must be sought from the Manager or Deputy.
Under no circumstances may staff use their personal mobile phones to take photographs at the club during working hours.
Children’s use of mobile phones
Whilst we understand that some children have mobile phones, we actively discourage them from using their phones within the club. All children’s mobile phones will be stored in a secure box until they are collected from the club.
The club does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to mobile phones brought to the club by the children.
Children must not use their mobile phone to take photographs of any kind whilst at the club. If they want a photograph of a particular activity they can ask a member of staff to take one using the club camera.
Visitors’ use of mobile phones
In the interest of safeguarding we ask all parents and visitors not to use their phones or other mobile devices on club premises. Taking of photographs by parents or visitors is strictly prohibited. If a parent wishes to take a photograph of their child’s activity or play
They can ask a member of staff to do so using the clubs camera.
See also: Safeguarding Children policy.
This policy was adopted by: Just like home childcare
Date 1st Dec 2016
To be reviewed by 1st Dec 2017
Written in accordance with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014): Safeguarding and Welfare requirements: Child Protection [3.4].