Safe - Healthy - Family - Support

Supportive environment

The DNV barnehage tries to create a supportive environment for kids to grow. Our focus is on a healthy, safe place and above all a familiy place as well.

Learn about familiy support, the health and sickness regulations and about our safety standards.

We strive to have a healthy and safe environment for the children, staff and parents.

Health, sickness and safety

General condition

The kindergarten is a place where kids should feel generaly fine. The fact that the child has a running nose and moderate cough is not a disease if the general condition is good.

It's important that parents think of other kids and families. So if your child doesn't feel well enough and you doubt if you should bring your child to the kindergarten, just also consider the impact for others as well.

The first year at the kindergarten you have to expect a lot of illness due to a new environment with other children.

Washing hands

With the Covid-19 it's made even more important: wahsing your hands.

Children are touching everything. From there nose, to mouth, to dirt anything. To reduce the chance of infecting others with flue, colds, running noses and infectious deceases we encourage you to wash your hands, and your child's.

Follow hand washing procedures when you come and pick up - be a good role model.

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When the kindergarten assesses the child as different from himself / herself / suspicion of illness, the parents are called to discuss the situation. Any info is exchanged and a decision is made in collaboration. That the child should be picked up, or that you look at the situation and possibly call back.

What if ill
If the staff is sure that the child is ill, parents should pick up immediately.

Staff must have confidence that parents do not deliver children they know are ill.

Parents must be able to trust that other parents do not deliver children who are ill. They must also trust that the staff asks parents with sick children to pick them up.

If you experience anything else, it should be reported to the kindergarten.

Children who are to be in the kindergarten must be able to follow normal routines - there is no opportunity for children to be outside during the day.

It may be wise for parents to consider that children may have shorter days after illness to reduce the chance of them getting sick again.

When return to the barnehage?
For three days or more with a fever, they should have a fever-free day at home.

In case of vomiting diarrhea, they should not return until after 48 hours after the last outbreak

Eye infection - should be referred to a doctor. Can go to kindergarten with initiated treatment.

The following brochure from Bærum municipality can give good advice about children and illness. Read it here:

Close the gate at all times

There is a fence all around the kindergarten and the gates are always closed. Only the adults are allowed to open the gate and parents only let their own children out of the kindergarten area.

Scarves and strings
There have been serious accidents in Norway where children have gotten stuck in jackets-, strings on a hat or scarves. We will therefore ask you that strings will be removed and that the children only use loose balaclavas around their necks instead of scarves. The children must not be wearing long necklaces of different kinds as decoration or for playing.
There is a professional company that have a yearly security check on the whole playing area outdoors.

Monthly check
The staffs have monthly check on indoors and outdoors areas. They check if material is still safe and if there are no things around that can be harmful.

Emergency plan and 1st aid
The kindergarten got a plan of emergency and the staffs are trained in first aid.

Children develop social skills. They learn from each other and from adults.


Social environment

Children take after adults. In kindergarten, employees are important role models. It is therefore absolutely essential that work is done with the correct environment for the staff in the kindergarten.

The employees must: talk politely and respectfully to and about each other
  • Exclusion is unacceptable
  • Everyone must be aware of their body language
  • Do not backbite or speak disparagingly of others on the staff
We will work with the values: Warmth - inclusion - tolerance - respect.

  • Warmth: I want you well, you are safe with me.
  • Inclusion: you are important to the community, I want you included.
  • Tolerance: I think you do your best with the best of intentions.
  • Respect: you can think and feel differently than me and that's fine.
The kindergarten has a plan for the psychosocial environment - to prevent and deter bullying. For now, the document is in Norwegian only. We work on a translated document.

Social environment

During our time as parents to young children, we may encounter various challenges.
These can be anything from small challenges with parenting and living as a couple to great ones where there is a risk of family breakdown.

There are many agencies that offer support for families and us at kindergarten invite parents to seek help early when you experience such challenges.

We in kindergarten are close to you as families. We who work here are often more familiar with you and know you better than other agencies such as the health station.  We therefore want you to know that you can always get in touch with us even if the challenges are at home, whether it's interacting with your children or each other as parents.

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