The sun’s rays are particularly strong over the summer and they can damage children’s skin. This may not seem like a problem right now but sadly it can lead to skin cancer in later life. Your child’s health and well-being are very important to us.
It is the responsibility of parents/carers to apply sunscreen to their children themselves before arrival at Pre-School. It is our responsibility to work with yourself in maintaining the children’s welfare therefore if we feel it is required we will apply additional sunscreen.
If your child attends all day and goes out after lunch, we will re-apply a sunscreen of factor 50+ using the Pre-School’s supply
We actively encourage all children to wear a hat when they play outside in the summer months and we will ask you to supply your child with a NAMED HAT; we suggest a brimmed hat or legionnaire style cap. We do have a supply of hats that children will use if they forget their own.
Clothing will help protect skin from the sun and tops should cover shoulders as they are more beneficial than vests and strappy tops.
Our sun protection policy is available here.