Large play equipment Policy

 

It is well known that exercise is vital to aid the physical development of young children and to encourage them to continue a healthy lifestyle into their adult years.

I encourage children in my care to join in all sorts of different physical activities and provide a range of resources to make it fun and enjoyable.

Whilst this provides lots of opportunities for developing new physical skills and enjoyment it also brings danger.

Children need to learn about danger and risk taking, however in order to make the garden a safe environment and to reduce risk of possible accidents I have put the following procedure in place.

  • Children will be taught the dangers of the equipment in a way that is suitable for their stage of development and understanding

  • Children will be encouraged to take turns and share equipment

  • The equipment will be checked/cleaned before use for animal faeces

  • The equipment will be checked for wear and tear/damage regularly and withdrawn from use is faulty

  • Children will be encouraged to participate but will not be made to do any activity that they are uncomfortable with

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