We are a Cancer Council certified SunSmart centre.
We follow the guidelines from the Cancer Council carefully which sets out the SunSmart practices. We encourage the parents to also practice using a combination of the five sun protection measures when the UV index level is forecast to reach three or above.
For best protection a combination of sun protection measures is required:
- Slip on some sun protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible. No singlet tops.
- Slop on broad spectrum, water resistant SPF30+ sunscreen. Put it on 20 minutes before you go outdoors and every two hours afterwards. Sunscreen should never be used to extend the time you spend in the sun.
- Slap on a hat that protects your face, head, neck and ears. Wide brimmed or legionnaire style are best.
- Seek shade. We offer many shady areas in our playground.
- Slide on some sunglasses. Make sure they meet Australian Standards.
When the UV index is 2 or below or low UV ray time, it is normally hats off play to ensure children are getting the exposure to the sun to help them develop Vitamin D. Please discuss this with your Lead Educator if you would like to know more.