Occasionally children may wear items of jewellery to our setting which could cause a health and safety hazard, or that are generally unsuitable.
This policy outlines what jewellery we allow at our setting and what we will do if a child enters our setting with jewellery that we don’t allow.
- Simple stud earrings, which the child cannot easily take out.
- A simple watch, with no parts that could be taken off and become a choking hazard.
- Simple hair decorations with no parts that could be taken off and become a choking hazard.
Procedure if a child enters our setting with jewellery that we don’t allow
- If we notice the jewellery at the time the child is dropped off at our setting, we will ask the parent/carer to remove the jewellery and take it away with them.
- If we notice the jewellery once the child is in our sole care, we will explain to the child that the jewellery is not allowed at our setting and we will take the jewellery off them and put it somewhere safe and out of the reach of all children.
- If we take out decorative hair fasteners, we may replace them with a simpler hair fastener.
- If we think that we may harm the child by taking the jewellery off of them, we will contact the parent/carer for advice or to ask them to come to our setting to take the jewellery off of their child.
- We will pass the jewellery back to the parent/carer when we next see them and explain to them why the jewellery is not allowed.
- Amber teething necklaces and bracelets are not allowed as they present a choking or strangulation risk.