1.8 Supervision of Children on Outings and Visits

Safeguarding children

1.8 Supervision of children on outings and visits

 

Policy statement

 

Children benefit from being taken out of the pre-school to go on visits or trips to local suitable venues for activities, which enhance their learning experiences. Staff in our pre-school ensure that there are procedures to keep children safe on outings; all staff and volunteers are aware of and follow the procedures below.

 

Procedures

 

  • Parents give their consent for their child/children to be taken out as a part of the daily activities of the pre-school. This consent is recorded on our Admission Form.
  • There is a risk assessment for each venue carried out, which is reviewed regularly.
  • Parents will be made aware of details prior to planned visits and outings.
  • All venue risk assessments are available if parents wish to see them.
  • Our adult to child ratio is high, normally one adult to two children (to a maximum of 1:3 and 1:1 when necessary) depending on their age and level of development and type of venue as well as how it is to be reached.
  • Named children are assigned to individual staff or designated adults to ensure each child is individually supervised, to ensure no child goes astray, and that there is no unauthorised access to children.
  • Staff and children wear ‘Hi-Viz’ vests on outings where we walk to the venue.
  • There is a designated lead for each outing.

 

  • Outings are recorded in an outings record file kept in the pre-school stating:
  • The date and time of outing.
  • The venue and mode of transport.
  • Names of staff assigned to named children.

 

  • During an outing, photographs are only to be taken on the pre-school camera. This is so that we can ensure that images are not displayed on social media sites. We ask parents not to take photographs during outings. The leader of the outing takes the pre-school mobile for use in emergencies. Staff will not have access to their own mobile telephones, following exactly the same procedure that is followed during a normal pre-school session.

 

  • Staff will take supplies of tissues, wipes, pants etc as well as a mini first aid pack, individual medications, snacks and water if necessary. The amount of equipment will vary and be consistent with the venue and the number of children as well as how long they will be out for. Parents are informed by letter of any equipment/clothing they need to provide.

 

  • Staff take a list of children with them.
  • A minimum of two staff should accompany children on outings.

 

Other useful Pre-school Learning Alliance publications:

  • Daily Register and Outings Record (2018)
  • Dynamic Risk Management (PLA 2017)

 

This policy was adopted at a meeting of Cullompton Pre School name of setting
Held on 10th November 2010 (date)
Date to be reviewed November 2011 (date)
Signed on behalf of the management committee  

E M Jones

Name of signatory Emma Jones
Role of signatory (e.g. chair/owner) Emma Jones

 

 

Previously reviewed on:- 7th October 2013

 

by

 

Michael Hall

Chairperson

Previously reviewed on:- 13th October 2014

 

by

 

Caroline Williams

Chairperson

Previously reviewed on:-

 

12th October 2015

 

by

 

Sarah Lush

Chairperson

Previously reviewed on:-

 

27th March 2017

 

by

 

Sarah Lush

Chairperson

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by Staff on:

 

25th March 2019
Reviewed by Committee on:

 

24.04.19
Date of next review:

 

March 2020
Signed on behalf of the Management

Committee:

A Fox
Name of Signatory (printed):

 

ALEX FOX
Role of Signatory (e.g. Chairperson)

 

Chairperson

 

 


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