At Tunstall Nursery School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We are committed to working in partnership with all parents / carers.  All information will be treated in confidence, unless the designated teacher believes that a child is seriously at risk of physical injury, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse.  If this is the case, then the Croydon Child Protection Procedures will be followed.



The school has many trained first aiders, including paediatric first aid.



Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Kate Lanning (Deputy Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Leigh McGuinness (Deputy Headteacher)

Jane Charman ( Executive Headteacher)

Laura Barnes (Class Teacher)


Please click here to see our safeguarding team.


Safeguarding Governor – Ludmila Powell


Chair of Governors – Ludmila Powell



Prevent is a government strategy that seeks to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.  It is a preventative strand of the government's counter-terrorism strategy.

All staff have received annual training on their duty to prevent children from being drawn into terrorism and radicalisation.

Further information can be found by clicking here.



The NSPCC have some very easy to use documents regarding safeguarding and staying safe. The 'Underwear Rule' is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe without using any scary words.

Further information can be found by clicking here.




Tunstall Nursery School meets statutory requirements in relation to Disclosure and Barring Service.  All staff and volunteers who work with us who meet the 'regulated activity test' (Freedoms Act 2012), are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to working at our school.



Everyone working in our school is provided with relevant Safeguarding training prior to starting to work. All staff have in depth annual safeguarding training, and regular updates throughout the year.



Everyone working in our school has read and understood Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.  Please click here to view.



The nursery has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police Service. Operation Encompass is the reporting of police attended domestic abuse incidents to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, where there are children in the home. Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the nursery staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident. We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we know that this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.

To view our safeguarding policy please click here.