Bradley Nursery School

Growing and Learning Together



It is everybody’s responsibility to safeguard the health and welfare of all children.


All schools are required by the local Education Authority to draw up a policy on safeguarding and child protection which parents are welcome to read and discuss with us.  This is also available on the school website.

We have a designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for child protection, this is the Headteacher—Kay Burke. If you have any safeguarding or welfare concerns, please ask to speak to the Headteacher.

We treat all safeguarding and child protection concerns seriously and with the utmost
It is part of our statutory duty as well as our pastoral responsibility to ensure that all
pupils are protected from harm. Because of day to day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to see outward signs of abuse, changes in a child’s behaviour or failure to develop.  Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required to report their concern to the Children’s Social Care immediately. This is the responsibility of the school's DSL.


Mobile phones must not be used by parents and carers whilst on the school premises


We have a CCTV system installed in Bradley Nursery School.



                               Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)—Headteacher Kay Burke



Deputy DSL's— Jane McWilliam &  Tracy Marlow.


Operation Encompass


Pan Lancashire Operation Encompass
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident.

Operation Encompass has been created to address such situations that create a safeguarding risk to young people. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools/ colleges. The aim of sharing information with local schools/ colleges is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.

Following the report of a domestic abuse, vulnerable child or missing incident, by 9.00am on the next school/ college day the school’s Key Adult will be informed of the child or young person’s involvement. This knowledge, given to educational establishments through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child/ young person.

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors, is detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and published on our school website.

At Bradley Nursery school our Key Adult is Kay Burke (Headteacher)


Yours sincerely,

Sue Nike                                                                                              Kay Burke

Chair of Governors                                                                             Head Teacher


NB: Currently Operation Encompass is not available to Nursery Schools in Lancashire. 





As more and more children under the age of 5 are regularly accessing phones, tablets and other internet enabled devices it has become very important for us as parents to make sure that we know how to keep our children safe online.


Take a look at the following 8 TOP TIPS that you put in place at home.




Screen Time- is the amount of time children spend using devices. This can be be a source of worry and conflict for many families. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health  have looked at the effect screen time has on children.

They found that for 88% of children, screen time has a negative impact on sleep

and for 35% of children screen time caused low mood.

It is important that parents are able to control the screen time of our young children and ensure that screen time is avoided in the hour before bed. 

Quality screen time can be a valuable learning  tool . This is when you are accessing the internet safely on your screen, researching, playing games or watching videos together and having conversations about them.




The link below will take you to the Childnet webpage. Childnet outlines more important messages and advice for keeping your Under 5's safe online