Burns are an accident waiting to happen in some incidences. At nanny link we cover this in our Health and Safety training module. A must for those beginning to nanny or moving from a nursery environment to sole charge nanny. Here is some helpful information from Emma Hammett @firstaidforlife.org.uk . They provide first aid training for all.
How to Prevent Burns
Today is National Burns Awareness day. More than 11 million people last year had burn injuries significant enough to seek medical help and more than 500 children under five are taken to hospital every week because of burns and scalds.
Burns can be extremely frightening and the pain and damage caused can last for many years and even a lifetime.
Click here to read how you can best protect yourself and your family from burns and #beburnsaware
How to treat a burn
Burns can happen very suddenly and the pain and damage caused can be devastating. Knowing what to do if this should happen can make a massive difference in reducing the amount of physical and emotional pain and scarring experienced and may avoid them having any tissue damage at all.
Our next full day courses are on the following dates:
Saturday 21 October, Friday 27 October, Saturday 28 October, Friday 10 November, Saturday 11 November, Saturday 18 November, Friday 24 November, Saturday 2 December
Our next half day courses are on the following dates:
Wednesday 25 October, Friday 3 November, Saturday 4 November, Saturday 25 November, Friday 1 December, Saturday 13 January (2.00-5.00),
Nannies: we offer 6 training modules which will be suitable for Ofsted registration. Health and safety is £23.00 if you would like further information please email us. Lots of dates coming up on our website www.nannytraininglink.com
JANE MOORE Kids need us to be their parents not their pals – or depression will carry on going unnoticed
This is a superb write up regarding why so many children are suffering from loneliness, lack of confidence and no real friends to depend on due to spending so much time on social media and unable to enjoy social interactions.
Having trained as a NNEB nanny it was important that I managed the children during the day and ensured my role mirrored the wants and needs of the parents. I was not employed to be their friend as I had to make sure that there was boundaries and a level of behaviour that was acceptable. After all most parents do not want to come home to feral children because the nanny had no control during the day. Being a parent, I thought would come so easy having this fantastic qualification and experience behind me. But it is not so I do empathise with parents who struggle with putting boundaries in place there is no right or wrong way, but you need to find what works for your family. The best rules I have maintained is that there were boundaries, if I said we would do something it got done, if they misbehaved and I told them that an activity would not take place – it didn’t. I am not their best friend, I am their mum who will say no when needed but when things go wrong I am there to comfort and support them with lots of life experiences to pull on hoping to give the best advice I can. So, whether you are a nanny, parent, grandparent, or carer be kind to the children by loving them, keeping boundaries, value choices, and spent time with them without any other distractions around you. It is fun, and it builds great relationships which will be lifelong. Then let them have time with their friends who will come and often go out of the lives but an important learning experience for them to develop as individuals. You’re not their best friend you’re the continuity and safe haven a child needs to have a chance in their world.
Here is Jane Moore write up
If children see you using their mobile phones they will followPeter Wanless, Chief Exec of the NSPCC, says: “We’ve never seen figures like these. It’s a blunt wake-up call.”
Indeed it is. But what can be done about it?
Yesterday, Childline founder Dame Esther Rantzen said that time-poor parents are part of the problem.
Referring to her own “housewife” mother, she says that while she has no desire to turn the clock back to those days, “as a child, I always knew that she was focused on us, her daughters. That we came first.”Rantzen more blames time starved parents but we make ourselves busyHmmm. With all due respect, Ms Rantzen Snr wasn’t dealing with the scourge that is social media and, as her impressive daughter (and mother of three) proves, being a working woman is no barrier to being an effective parent.She points out that one of the troubled teenage boys who rang in said he couldn’t talk to his mother because she “works in a shop” and “never has a day off,” adding: “We need to take a hard look at how we live our lives. We’re all so addicted to being busy but could these hectic lifestyles be depriving young people of something they need as much as oxygen: attention and time?”
Except that working in a shop seven days a week might not be a career choice but a necessity to pay the bills.
Also, that for every suicidal child with working parents, there’s probably one whose mum or dad is at home all day but still fails to notice the signs.There can be so many reasons why a child suffers mental anguish, and no parent — however attentive they are — can guarantee that it won’t happen in some form or other.
For every suicidal child with working parents, there’s probably one whose mum or dad is at home all day but still fails to notice the signs
But, to my mind, we can help minimise the chances with effective parenting that has very little to do with circumstances and everything to do with attitude.
I agree with Esther that having a loving, extended family helps enormously with a child’s mental wellbeing, but whether there is just one or 100 of you, and whether you work or not, the rise of social media now means that it’s more crucial than ever to lead byxample.If you routinely drink to excess in front of your child, that will shape their own relationship with alcohol.
If you spend every mealtime scrolling through your phone, they’ll follow suit.
If you frequently fret aloud about your “flabby thighs” or “thin lips”, how will they ever learn to feel comfortable with their own body and face?
Two thirds of parents believe kids should be taught about mental health at school
If you use foul language to make a point, they’ll learn to do the same.
If you spend hours gaming on the internet, then undoubtedly they will retreat into their own world and do the same, or worse.
And if you give them a smartphone too young, then you are willingly putting their mental wellbeing at risk.
All of the above isn’t about time, as such. It’s about showing, rather than telling, your child that there’s more to life than excesses, gadgets and what you do or don’t look like.
Be you housewife or company boss, it’s about setting boundaries of behaviour that every child might moan about but secretly finds great solace in.
In short, you should be their parent, not their like-minded friend.
As a nanny it is important to respect the families wishes on all aspects. We offer this as a training module for those wanting to pursue this career.
It is really important to keep your first aid up to date and have Pedeatric training for Ofsted. First Aid for life published an updated information that is imperative to read. Please ensure your skills are current and if you had an emergency you would know how to deal with matters.
First aid for life is one of the companies that Nanny link does recommend for excellant training standards.
New legislation on emergency adrenaline autoinjectors (Epipens, Jext and Emerade) in schools
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Allergy UK are delighted to announce the advent of new legislation that will be in force from the 1st October 2017 to enable emergency adrenaline auto-injectors to be available in schools (similar to the arrangement in place for asthma inhalers). They are also producing a new website for parents, pupils and school staff to explain how they should move forward to be compliant with the new arrangements. We will produce a more detailed update once further information is available as to how this will be delivered and managed, the scope of the arrangement and implications for schools.
The new auto-injectors can only be given to children who have been prescribed an auto-injector and theirs is not available, out of date, faulty… or they require an additional dose following the administration of their own auto-injector. This new legislation allows school staff to administer an emergency AAI to any child who has been assessed as being at risk of anaphylaxis. The legislation is not compulsory for schools.
The new legislation allows schools in the UK to buy auto-injectors from pharmacies without a prescription and to keep these as spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use. AAIs deliver a potentially life-saving dose of adrenaline in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
Over 1600 parents/carers and 800 teachers completed a survey in 2015 to assess backing for the campaign: over 99% of parents and 96% of teachers supported the proposal. The survey formed a crucial part of the evidence presented to the Department of Health. A public consultation conducted by the Department of Health this year also found overwhelming support for a change in the law to allow schools to hold spare AAIs, without a prescription, for use in emergencies.
A joint statement from the five organisations who campaigned for this change in the law states:
“The rise in food allergy among young people is posing a significant risk for schools who can be faced with a life-threatening situation requiring urgent action. One in five fatal food-allergic reactions in children happen at school. Schools can now purchase the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, without a prescription. While not compulsory, we hope many schools will take advantage of this change as part of their duty of care to those children who are at risk of anaphylaxis. This is likely to increase awareness and highlight the need for staff to be trained to recognise and treat anaphylaxis in school. The working group is now developing a website which will provide online resources to support school staff. For a parent of a child at risk from anaphylaxis, this will provide valuable reassurance that their child can receive prompt emergency treatment while on school premises”
To read the full statement please click here
As a member of the FSB, I get a lot of updates on employment law which is very useful. Recently I have been sent the information regarding Health and safety, whilst some of this will not apply to parents employing a nanny it is vital that some factors are adhered to.
Health and safety is the responsibility of the employer and that is the same if you employ a Nanny.
Sole charge Nanny:
It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure the nannies place of work is a safe environment so that accidents are avoidable. An employer must inform their insurance company that they have a daily nanny. If you have a live in nanny this detail must be specified.
Nanny with own child:
If you accept a nanny who is bringing their own child to work you will have a duty of care towards that child. For instance, if the nannie’s child is a baby, and you have stairs you will be required to put a stair gate up. Are dangerous cleaners and medication locked away? is the garden safe? do you have pets ? and any other potential dangers to the age group.
Nanny Links Advice:
It is imperative that parents are aware of their duty towards a nanny and health and safety matters are in place.
Nanny Link offers a training module in Health and safety and one aspect we cover is risk assessments. It is an important for the nanny and the family to complete a risk assessment so that any potential problems can be addressed. Keep records of these being done.
Always ensure the nanny has up to date first aid, there is an accident book available, and the first aid kit is up to date.
For insurance purposes our advice is to speak directly to your insurance company or contact a nanny specific company such as
Morton Michel; https://www.mortonmichel.com/Nanny/
For First aid:
First aid: firstaidforlife.org.uk/
For further understanding of Health and Safety working as a nanny we do offer this as part of the ofsted registration training. Please contact us for further information.
Module cost for Health and Safety: £23.00