Sun cream

Parents are advised to bring in sun cream and hat during the summer season.

Sun protection policy

Babies and young children do have thinner, more delicate skin than adults.  Because of this, their risk of getting sunburnt is much higher.  The LSE Nursery want all children and staff to have the benefit of their spending time outside in safety without the danger of the harmful effects of the sun. We work with the staff team, carers to accomplish this through a variety of ways.

  • Carers will be asked to provide sunscreen for the children as well as sun hats, suitable clothing and hats.
  • Babies and young children should wear sunscreen.  Parents whose children are sensitive to sunscreen should try to find an another option or ensure that their baby/young child is well covered.
  • Remember to reapply cream on children if they have been playing in the water.
  • Activities set up outdoors should be kept in the shade where possible and children encouraged to use shaded areas for their games.
  • Babies and young children should be dressed in cotton clothing that is loose and of a close-weave fabric.  Children should be encouraged to wear hats with brims so that most of their face is shaded.
  • Babies and young children should be kept in entirely shade where possible, under trees, canopies or indoors.
  • Sunscreen cream should be applied that is factor 15+, to all exposed parts of the body 15-30 minutes before going out in the sun, on shoulders, necks, ears, noses and tops of feet etc.

 

 

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