HEATWAVE IMMINENT ☀️🥵
As you are all probably aware, amber weather warnings have been issued in our region for Monday and Tuesday next week for extreme heat, with some areas in Yorkshire now under a red warning from the met office.
We wanted to reassure you that at present nursery will be open as usual and we will be taking steps to keep children as cool and comfortable as possible during this time. Please dress your children in light coloured, loose clothing and ensure you pack plenty of extras, Please also ensure they have sun hats. Apply suncream before school. We will top up.
Steps we will be taking at nursery include:
- Keeping children indoors during peak hours or under shaded areas.
- Suncream and hats outdoors
- We have lots of shade/sails across the garden to create shady areas
- Lots of ice and water play
- Keeping rooms well ventilated
- Ensuring children remain hydrated with plenty of fluids and available at all times.
We will monitor the situation and keep a close eye on the children in our care. Children cannot control their body temperature as efficiently as adults during hot weather because they do not sweat as much and so can be at risk of ill-health from heat. We may ask you to come and collect your child if they develop signs of heat-stoke or heat stress.
Here is the guidance we have been issued by DfE - I have attached it for your information as it has some useful advice and information on it as to what to do if you child becomes ill in the heat. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england/looking-after-children-and-those-in-early-years-settings-during-heatwaves-for-teachers-and-professionals?utm_source=14%20July%202022%20C19&utm_medium=Daily%20Email%20C19&utm_campaign=DfE%20C19