Why does your nursery need security?
Monday, September 18, 2023
SPONSORED CONTENT Security should be a number one priority for all early years providers, says Almas Industries, and outlines how its latest security platform offers an integrated, efficient solution.
Safety and nursery security consistently rank in the top five most important considerations for parents when choosing a kindergarten, day nursery or crèche for their child.
Mumsnet lists it in the top three. Day nurseries can have superb staff, play facilities and excellent safeguarding, but if you don’t get the fundamentals of nursery security right your business is at risk. An unsatisfactory Ofsted report, or worse, an incident in which a child is hurt, or parent/ stranger abducted can result in irrevocable reputational damage.
An effective security system for your nursery should include robust and reliable Access Control, CCTV and a simple Intruder Alarm. Choosing the right security system for your business needs will deliver increased staff productivity and save hours of management time.
Almas Industries understands the challenges that nurseries are facing in the current economic climate, and believes that technology has the power to relieve much of the administration burden that nursery leaders are facing.
In line with this Almas has integrated with leading Early Years Software Providers, eyworks. This brings improved security, increased efficiency and saves hours of management time in one, simple platform by integrating facial or fingerprint access control with staff clocking in.
Anthony Ioannou, owner of Abacus Ark Nursery Group, testifies to the benefits. He says, ‘The integration has saved countless hours collating and verifying manual staff logs. We’ve seen productivity increases as staff have realised we’ve eliminated the human element of payroll reconciliation.’
Almas is also currently undertaking a sector-wide survey to find out more about current challenges and what providers need when it comes to their security.
- Take the survey here
- You will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a £150 Amazon voucher.
- The closing date for the survey is 27 October.