Toy Safety Policy

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Following ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) guidelines, I:

  • Only buy toys from recognised outlets and look for the CE symbol and the 'Lion Mark'.

  • Make sure toys provided are age appropriate.

  • Am particularly careful with toys for children under three.

  • Am wary of young children playing with older children’s toys.

  • Check for loose hair and small parts, sharp edges and points.

  • Ensure that garden swings and slides are robust and are not a strangulation hazard.

  • Check toys regularly for wear and repair or dispose of them when necessary.

  • Keep the play area tidy.

  • Follow the instructions and warnings provided with toys.

  • Supervise young children at play.

 

If toys are given to the setting or bought from other than a retail outlet, I always check for their state of repair and their suitability to the age range of the children in the setting.  All second- hand toys are cleaned before being given to the children.

All toys in the setting are regularly cleaned and checked for their state of repair.

If toys containing batteries are not in regular use, their batteries are removed.