Children can injure themselves in a variety of ways both indoors and outdoors.

Some injuries result from children's natural curiosity, but more often injuries are caused by simple accidents that could have been avoided.

We have to ensure that we have all of our safety issues covered and have to remember that children are at a different eye level than we are and can see things we don't.

This workshop will guide you where typical accidents occur and what you can do to prevent them.

Infectious diseases are spread by what doctors and scientists call pathogens, but we call them germs. We talk about parasites and fungi, food borne illnesses, diaper changing and recognizing infectious diseases and their symptoms.

A 2 1/2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.

Exerpt from the Course.

Children can injure themselves in a variety of ways both indoors and outdoors.

Some injuries result from children's natural curiosity but more often injuries are caused by simple accidents that could have been avoided. From slipping on a wet floor to having a hand caught in a door.

Whether in the centre or home, safety is a major issue in the care of children. It may be boring to go over, but many times in our day to day lives we get negligent when it comes to making sure they are safe. Adults who have lived in an environment without children can find it difficult to relate to the fact that a baby or crawling child can find so many safety hazards that you would not have thought existed.

We have to ensure that we have all our safety issues covered. We have to remember that children are at a different eye level than we are and see things we do not see.

Hopefully this workshop will guide you where typical accidents occur and what you can do to prevent them.

  • Safety plugs in electrical sockets
  • Safety latches on cupboards and drawers.
  • Safety latches on fridge and freezer.
  • Toilet lid lock.
  • Safety gates on stairs. (Check fire regulations)
  • Although you have safety latches on cupboards, move all harmful products such as bleach etc out of reach to a locked cupboard.
  • Medicines also out of reach.
  • In a childcare centre ensure medications are placed in a locked box. A permission form for administration of prescription medication should be signed by the parent, stating how much and when to administer. The caregiver should sign when the medicine has been administered
  • Baby cribs should be kept away from blind cords that could choke a baby.