School Policies

How we keep children safe:

This document outlines Lord Street Community Nursery School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. It applies to all adults, including volunteers working in or on behalf of the school.

The school is only open during term time, however the school’s  Safeguarding Lead can be contacted by email

Everyone working in, or for our school, shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe.

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Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Designated Safeguarding lead takes overall responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection and provides support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaise with other relevant agencies where required.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Deirdre Malley, Head Teacher

T: 01332 349 363

Designated Safeguarding Governor:  Debbie Leeney. To contact Governors  initially please contact the office 01332 349 363 or

Please use the following email address to contact the school during the holidays:


Equal Opportunities

The Nursery offers equal opportunities to all children and families, and we aim to reflect the multicultural nature of our society.

Every child is valued equally, and all are encouraged to care for others, whatever their colour, race, culture or need.

When children insult or hurt each other, we spend time helping them to understand each other’s points of view, and to see that insults can hurt too.

Young children pick up attitudes very quickly, and we need to ensure that these attitudes are positive, caring and non-racist.

Any form of physical or verbal abuse towards anyone in the Nursery will not be tolerated and will be reported to the local Authority.

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Child Protection

The Nursery follows the Local Authority Child Protection Procedures. This means that any actual, suspected or alleged child abuse will be reported to the Social Care Department, and may be followed up by them.


Special Education Needs

Children with special educational needs have exactly the same needs as other children but with extra needs individual to each of them. Each child has full access to the Nursery curriculum which offers a wide range of experiences and equipment within a secure and caring environment. Additional support appropriate to individual needs is offered to help each child realise his/her full potential in all areas of development.

Lord Street Nursery is an Enhanced Resourced nursery to support children with special educational needs with additional staffing and resources.

We have regular visits from Speech Therapist, School Doctor and Educational Psychologist.

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Complaints procedure

If parents or other adults are unhappy about anything at Lord Street Community Nursery School the following procedure should be followed:


No Smoking Policy

Derby City Council operates a no-smoking policy. Please refrain from smoking in the grounds of the nursery.  This includes the use of e-cigarettes.


Paper copies

Copies of the content of our school’s website are available free of charge upon request.  Please contact the school office for more details.                     T: 01332 349 363


Contact Us

Lord Street Nursery School
Lord Street
DE24 9AX
Telephone: 01332 349363