Registered in England, Wales and Scotland, Nipperbout is inspected a minimum of four times per year. We have received the Ofsted “Outstanding” rating every year since 2005 (Ofsted inspection reports), the quality grade of 5 from SCSWIS Scotland and are the first setting to receive the Welsh CSSIW “Excellent” outcome since a new framework in April 2016.
An added benefit is that registration allows schools the option to mark visitors to Nipperbout as “absent with authorisation”.
These credentials, our expertise in safeguarding procedures and comprehensive R.A.M.S., offer organisers, venues and parents total reassurance.
Nipperbout's elite “Purple People” are qualified with either Level 3 or above in childcare or Degree Level 6 in their area of expertise. We operate “safer recruitment” procedures with robust in-house screening.
DBS clearance for all employees and on-site suppliers is standard and registration with the annual DBS update service a requirement.
Nipperbout is the only UK mobile crèche provider delivering the Early Years Foundation Scheme. Our practices for 0 - 5 years are aligned with their permanent settings and Nipperbout works in partnership with schools, contacting them before the event for homework and learning goals. Parents are supplied with short feedback reports to share with schools.
Childcare inspectors, venue H&S inspectors, Union and Festival officials and even County Council H&S officials require us to provide diligent risk assessments and record and communication of the operational procedures, which underpin our approach to Health and Safety.
Regular inspection gives us the benefit of the knowledge and advise from experts across the UK.
Owner and Operations Director, Steve Brigden has been the Health and Safety officer for over 19 years with RoSPA Accreditation in the Inspection and Management of Playground Equipment. Nipperbout has CSCS Certification Standards for our operational crew and electrical items are all regularly PAT Tested.
We have a comprehensive Child Protection Policy.
In addition, we can also write event specific Safeguarding Procedures for our clients and have been awarded CPD accreditation for our Lost Child Point training. The first course of its kind for in-depth skills and essential knowledge required for outstanding safety and care of children and vulnerable adults.
Nipperbout are the very best we have worked with. The level of safety, activity and the bespoke nature of the childcare on offer makes them our first choice every time.