At Greenfields protecting the safety, well being and rights of our children is our highest priority. We aim to work in partnership with parents to ensure that our children have access to all of the services and provision that they need and that they can all experience a full, happy and safe childhood. This page will give you some advice and guidance to support you and your family.
If you have a concern about your child’s wellbeing, welfare or safety please speak to one of our safeguarding leads:
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Malgorzata Kojlo, Extended Services Manager
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Ellie Larkin, Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead for Havelock Children’s Centre – Raj Basra
The internet is a fantastic place to learn create and have fun, but we need to ensure that our children continue to have a well balanced life and that they are using devices safely.
More and more pre-schoolers have their own tablets or borrow their parents’ devices to play games, use apps and watch their favourite TV shows. The Internet Matters Website is full of advice on simple things you can do to make sure that your child is staying safe online. We have also copied some of the resources below that we think you may find helpful.
Advice and support for parents of pre-school children (0-5)
Online Safety Guide for Parents of Children 0-5:
Guide to Managing Children’s Screen Time:
The Ealing Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in a crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Everyday people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
For more information about the Foodbank and to find out how to access their service you can visit their website, or you can speak to Malgorzata Kojlo, Extended Services Manager at Greenfields Nursery School and Children’s Centre or Raj Basra, Lead Children’s Centre Practitioner at Havelock Children’s Centre
Cost of Living
Make sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to.
There is a range of support available to those facing rising energy costs and are worried about their finances due to the current cost of living crisis.
Visit the Ealing council website for further information:
Our Children’s Centre has a range of services that families can access for free that may support you in your parenting journey. We run, parenting groups, stay and play groups, groups for children with additional needs, baby massage and lots more.
Visit our Children’s Centre pages for more information:
extra support or advice. If you are facing any challenges with your children please speak to a member of staff who will do their best to help and support you or could let you know when our next parenting group is due to start.
Ealing also have their own parenting service who run a range of courses, you can visit their website for more information.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
FGM is when a female's genitals are deliberately altered or removed for non-medical reasons. It's also known as 'female circumcision' or 'cutting', but has many other names. FGM is illegal in the UK, the NSPCC offer support and advice to help keep children and young people safe from FGM.
Follow the link to the NSPCC website for further information:
If you are worried about a child who maybe at risk of FGM you can also speak to one of our Safeguarding Leads.
Protecting Children from Radicalisation
It can be hard to know what to do if you're worried about the radicalisation of a child. It can be hard to know when extreme views become something dangerous. The signs of radicalisation aren't always obvious.
It might be nothing, it might be something. But whatever you're worried about, we're here to help.
If you are concerned about the radicalisation of your own or another child, you can speak to one of our safeguarding leads or the NSPCC offer a free and confidential helpline.