Procedures for using the outdoor area

Aim   of Outdoor Area Procedures

To ensure the   safety and supervision of children in the outdoor area

Audience   for Procedures

Nursery   staff, students

Relationship   to Curriculum

Health and   well  being

Review   Date

May 2016


1 Children   using the outdoor area must be supervised by a member of staff.  If a large number of children choose to   play outdoors, the member of staff in the literacy area will also supervise   the outdoor area.
2 Children   must wear clothing and footwear that are suitable for the weather.  In hot weather parents are asked to supply   a sunhat and to apply sunscreen before their child comes to Nursery.
3 All   equipment must be removed from the storage cupboard and the door locked   before the children enter the outdoor area.    Children must not play near the perimeter fence.
4 Large   climbing equipment must be surrounded by protective mats.  A maximum of four children can play at one   time.The door of   the wooden hut must be kept open while children are playing inside.
5 Drinks and   food must be consumed indoors.
6 The gate   must be kept unlocked to allow exit from the outdoor area in an emergency.

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