We understand the importance of being sensitive to the wellbeing of children in our care. At times of changing nappies and providing intimate care, we will strive to protect a child’s wellbeing through providing privacy, not being judgmental, and only doing what is required at the time.
Procedure (how we put the policy into practice)
We will put this policy in practice by:
Asking parents to provide nappies (we will provide wipes and cream)
Keeping each child’s nappy equipment separate
Having a designated area for changing nappies. This meets the balance of providing privacy to the child, whilst also ensuring we are able to supervise other children in our care
Ensuring that all staff members report the need for a child’s nappy change prior to proceeding, and also that they will also follow this policy
Ensuring no-one else other than approved staff / childcare assistants will be allowed to change a child’s nappy
Asking parents to ensure that their child arrives with a clean nappy on. If the child’s nappy becomes soiled on the way to the setting, we expect parents to inform us so that we can change their nappy as soon as possible
Ensuring we change their nappy on a regular basis (we will check at least once every four hours) to minimise their discomfort and to avoid nappy rash
Changing a child’s nappy if it is soiled, or if it looks full
Recording all nappy changes within the child’s daily diary. If this is not convenient, we will inform the parent upon collection
Cleaning the nappy changing mat with an anti-bacterial wipe after each nappy change
Wrapping used nappies in individual nappy bags and will keep these away from children
Washing our hands after each nappy change
This page was last updated on Monday, May 6, 2019.