Your child, our care

Nipperbout actively encourages inspection from the regulatory authorities nationwide. We constantly evolve and improve our service, to provide the best experience for our visitors.

Credentials

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, an ISO 9001/2015, our expertise in safeguarding procedures and comprehensive R.A.M.S., offer organisers, venues and parents total reassurance.

Team

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

DBS clearance for all employees and on-site suppliers is standard and registration with the annual DBS update service a requirement.

Early Years Foundation Scheme

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.

Health and Safety

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.

Safeguarding

We create event specific Safeguarding Procedures 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.
Doug Henderson, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK