Outings policy

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 Outings are an invaluable source of learning for your child.  They give them the opportunity to explore and understand the community around them and the experiences it has to offer.  Trips may be on foot, in the car or by public transport.  Whilst there is no requirement to have written risk assessment your child's safety is my first priority. 

 

Therefore on any outing:

  •  I adhere to my ratios as stated in the EYFS September 2021 - a maximum of 6 children under the age of 8, of which a maximum of 4 can be in the EYFS.

  • I take essential records and equipment/medication for each child on all outings. 

  • I carry my Emergency Plan with your child's contact details, a first-aid kit and a mobile phone.

  • My car is insured for transporting your child (business use).   There are age appropriate car seats for all children.

  • My paediatric first aid certificate is up-to-date.

  • When visiting somewhere new with the children, I look at the venue's website for their risk assessment and establish safe places to eat, accessibility of toilets, hand washing facilities/child friendly sinks with soap and running water...

  • I am always vigilant to remove, minimise and manage the risks and hazards on all trips and outings.