Outings Policy

Last Updated: 20 May 2018

It is my policy to keep children safe on outings whilst in my care.


Procedure

In order to do this I will ensure that:

The ratio of adults to children on any outing will never be less than 1:6.

I carry out a trial run and risk assessment of proposed outings, noting opening times, timetables for public transport/car parking and toilets/nappy changing facilities etc.

I obtain written parental permission for children to take part in regular, local outings whilst in my care and specific written permission for a longer outing.

I take essential records and equipment for each child on outings as necessary, including contact telephone numbers for parents, a first-aid kit and a mobile telephone.

I keep records of my own and any other vehicles in which children are transported, including insurance details and a list of named drivers, which are available to parents.

I will ensure that I and any other driver transporting children in their own vehicle have adequate business insurance cover and age appropriate car safety seats. This also applies to the use of mini cabs.

I make parents aware of what I will do in the event of a lost child.

This policy also links with my accident and emergency procedures and Lost Child policy.

Childminder's Name Marie Smale
Date the Policy was Written 20th May 2018
Date the Policy was Last Reviewed 20th May 2019
Date the Policy is Due for Review 20th May 2020

This policy supports the following requirements and standards:

England
Meeting the Early Years Foundation Stage Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements.

Safety and Suitability of premises, environment and equipment, Risk assessment, Outings

Ofsted Registration Number: EY559909