We know that the weather in the UK can sometimes be unpredictable. It is important to plan for different conditions whether you're heading to the beach, playing in the park or out in the garden. It’s always really important to think about sun protection for your little ones.
On a sunny day, make sure your little one wears sunscreen that covers any exposed skin -use plenty, and don't forget their shoulders, the back of their neck, the tops of their ears, nose and cheeks and the tops of their feet. Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15, and at least 4 stars for UVA protection. It would be great if the sunscreen is applied 30 minutes before play and make sure you take it with you as it will need to be reapplied regularly.
It's a good idea for children to wear a floppy sunhat that protects their face and neck whenever they're out in the sun. Wearing a hat yourself can really encourage your reluctant toddler to follow suit - and hats with chinstraps can be very useful if your child likes to remove it! If you can, try to keep children in the shade in the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest.
It’s even more important for children to drink water throughout the day when it is warm to prevent dehydration. Encourage them to drink regularly - particularly when they've been running around.
At Nursery, we regularly use our lovely garden so please remember to provide sun hats and sunscreen for us to use.
We hope that you and your family can make the most of being outdoors this summer.