This week’s Friday Freebie is a ‘Safe Sleep Checklist’. This checklist outlines the procedures that you should follow at your service to ensure the safety of your children whilst sleeping. This checklist should be visibly hung in your Sleep Area for staff and parents/guardians to see clearly.
As part of the Túsla Quality and Regulatory Framework, all childcare services are required to have a Safe Sleep Policy in place. A Safe Sleep Policy outlines the way safe and suitable sleep arrangements are made available for pre-school children attending your service. The policy should be communicated to all staff, parents and guardians. If you do not currently have a Safe Sleep Policy in place you can purchase the Sleep Area Pack at the Early Years Shop.
The Safe Sleep Checklist is available, along with many more useful printables, to members of the Early Years Resource Factory. The Early Years Resource Factory gives members access to create their own monthly newsletter for their service, with lots of optional content provided by Canavan Byrne, as well as Family Notices to post in the service, many other printable records and forms, and a huge range of curriculum plans to help build your library of activities to respond to the children’s emerging needs! You can check out EYRF by signing up to a 1 week trial where you will get a taste of what is available to you if you become an EYRF member!