At Footsteps we acknowledge the importance of sun protection and want children to enjoy the sun safely. We will work with staff and parents to achieve this through:
- The nursery garden roof is a UV protection Polycarbonate which filters 80% of the harmful UV rays, which allows the children to explore the garden at all times throughout the day.
- Fresh water is available and drinks taken outside must be stored in the shade.
- Parents are asked to supply their own clearly labelled bottle of sun cream to keep at nursery
- Children are required to wear hats when on outings. “No hat no play” policy is implemented. There is a supply of nursery hats to give to children who forgot their own.
- Activities are to be placed in shaded areas. Additional shade can be provided by the parasol and gazebo and moved according to need.
- Babies (non-mobile) must always be placed in the shade.