Blinkies Early Education Centres provides SunSmart approved hats for each child – a bucket style hat with a brim size of at least 5cm with a deep crown that protects the face, neck, ears and crown of the head. Staff will ensure hats are worn during outdoor play and we encourage a “no hat play in the shade” strategy. We also provide SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen lotion with parents being required to apply the lotion on arrival. Staff will assume responsibility for subsequent applications of sunscreen either two hourly or twenty minutes prior to recommencing outdoor play.

Parents are encouraged to provide clothing for outdoor play such as loose fitting shirts and dresses with sleeves and collars or covered neckline, longer style skirts, shorts and long pants. If inappropriate clothing is worn children will be encouraged to play in the more shaded areas or provided with service spare clothing. Please note: Midriff, crop or singlet tops do not provide enough sun protection and therefore are not recommended.

Please see our full Sun Protection Policy in our Policy and Information booklet.