Outings and Visits Policy
Children benefit from being taken out of the setting environment on an outing. Staff ensure that all outings are planned thoroughly and strict procedures are followed to keep the children safe.
- All staff are aware of and comply with the procedures to be followed on outings.
- A risk assessment is carried out before an outing takes place. The assessment will look at any risks or hazards that may arise for the children and will remove, minimise and manage those risks and hazards. The assessment will include consideration of adult to child ratios.
- When a child joins the setting we ask for permission to take the children on small outings (walking only) in the local community. We re-send permission forms out for parents to update.
- We will seek further permission from parents if an outing involved leaving the Heavitree area or by any mode of transport other than walking.
- Our adult to child ratio is always at least one adult to Eight children for 3 years and over and one adult to 4 children for 2 year olds. If there are children with special needs accompanying the group, this ratio may be increased. We will always encourage the highest adult to child ratio through parent help.
- Emergency contact forms and consent forms will be taken on outings (that leave the school grounds), along with a First Aid kit, mobile telephone, tissues, spare clothes and water.
- The children are appropriately supervised to ensure no child gets lost and that there is no unauthorised access to children. Named children are assigned to individual staff to ensure each child is individually supervised.