Standards Of Practice

 

 

Standards of Practice at Nidum Nannies

Our standards of practice contain four core principles: Safety, Trust, Compassion and Development. Collectively, they encompass our priorities.  Individually, they provide unnegotiable guidance for agency staff, registered with Nidum working with families, clients and their children.

Behaviours and actions that drive the core principles will create a safe, healthy environment where children grow and develop, whilst generating a trusting, communicative and loyal relationship with families and clients.

When registering with Nidum, Individuals must commit to upholding the standards of practice.  We will assume that agency staff registered with Nidum will work to support the standards of practice.  We may take action to remove registration at Nidum on occasions where individuals do not act to uphold the standards and inform authorities if their behaviour is unlawful.

Safety

Promoting and preserving child, client and your personal safety will be your priority with everything you do.  To help achieve this you will:

  • Maintain your knowledge & skills in order to deliver safe, high standards of childcare
  • Mitigate & manage risk logically and pragmatically in order to reduce the possibility of harm, emotionally and physically to all parties
  • Communicate effectively with your clients in an open and honest and professional manner

Trust

You will harness and maintain high trust relationships with clients and children, your character demonstrating integrity, honesty and loyalty.  To help achieve this, you will:

  • Demonstrate moral and positive values and behaviours with the relationships you form
  • Communicate in a professional, non-judgmental, and ethical manner; always
  • Show courage by your sound principles, speaking up to say and do the right thing, even through adversity

Compassion

Being compassionate will be an integral part of the relationships you form with both clients and children.  Your character will exude kindness, engage others and go the extra mile.  To help achieve this, you will:

  • Listen and demonstrate empathy, connecting and communicating effectively with clients, families and children
  • Respect the feelings, wishes and rights of others acknowledging equality and diversity
  • Be punctual, professional, polite and hard working with high standards in everything you do

Development

Grasping and promoting the principles, and understanding the stages of child development are vital for the care you provide for clients and children.  You must create a suitable environment, and communicate with children appropriately to enable them to learn and develop.  To help achieve this, you will:

  • Plan and agree activities that are, educational, reflect the stage of development, address individual need and circumstances of the child and promote physical and emotional health and well being
  • Behave in a manner that models and promotes positive, safe behaviours acting as a role model for children and young people of all ages
  • Promote equality and diversity with a non-discriminatory approach to the activities that take place