At Little Stars we believe that parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt, careful attention to their individual needs and wishes. We hope that at all times parents are happy with the service provided and we encourage parents to voice their appreciation to the staff concerned.
We record all compliments and share these with staff.
We welcome any suggestions from parents on how we can improve our services and will give prompt and serious attention to any concerns that parents may have. Any concerns will be dealt with professionally and promptly to ensure that any issues arising from them are handled effectively and to ensure the welfare of all children, enable ongoing cooperative partnership with parents and to continually improve the quality of Little Stars.
Internal complaints procedure
We have a formal procedure for dealing with complaints where we are not able to resolve a concern. Where any concern or complaint relates to child protection, we follow our Safeguarding Policy.
If any parent should have cause for complaint or any queries regarding the care or early learning provided by Little Stars, they should in the first instance take it up with the child’s Key Person or a member of staff in their child’s room.
If the issue remains unresolved or parents feel they have received an unsatisfactory outcome, then these concerns must be presented in writing to the Leadership Team. The Leadership Team will then investigate the complaint and report back to the parent within five working days. This will be fully documented in the complaints logbook and will detail the nature of the complaint and any actions arising from it.
(Most complaints are usually resolved informally at stage 1 or 2.)
If the matter is still not resolved, a formal meeting will be held between the Leadership Team and parent to ensure that it is dealt with comprehensively. A record of the meeting will be made along with documented actions. All parties present at the meeting will review the accuracy of the record, sign to agree and receive a copy, which will signify the conclusion of the procedure.
If the matter cannot be resolved to their satisfaction, then parents have the right to raise the matter with Ofsted
Parents are made aware that they can contact the above in all stages of complaints and are given information on how to contact them.
A record of complaints will be kept on site. The record will include the name of the complainant, the nature of the complaint, date and time complaint received, action(s) taken, result of any investigations and any information given to the complainant including a dated response.
Parents will be able to access this record if they wish to, however all personal details relating to any complaint will be stored confidentially and will be only accessible by the parties involved. Ofsted will have access to this record at any time during visits to ensure actions have been met appropriately.
Contact details for Ofsted:
Telephone: 0300 123 1231
Ofsted. Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester. M1 2WD
Parents will also be informed if the nursery or pre-school becomes aware that they are going to be inspected and after inspection will provide a copy of the report to parents and/or carers of children attending on a regular basis.