Outings Safety Procedure Policy

Before preparing to go on an outing, please check that all children have the relevant written permission, any outings using transport require specific additional written permission from parents.

The group supervisor is to complete an outings checklist leaving a photocopy with the nursery manager or deputy, ensure they have the nursery phone, a regular head count should take place and the group supervisor should also ensure there is the correct adult to child ratio.

The nursery manager or deputy must also be informed of the intended destination and expected return time.

At least one member of staff needs to hold level 3 qualifications.

A first aider should be present and the first aid bag taken along with any additional medication needed by individual children.

Vehicles in which children are being transported and the driver of those vehicles must be adequately insured. (See section 3.66 statutory framework for EYFS)

When applicable staff members must ensure that children have sun cream applied and also have summer hats on before leaving the nursery.

Children must be dressed appropriately for all weathers. If children do not have suitable clothing then they cannot be taken offsite.

Members of the public are forbidden to take photographs of the children.