PC Paws is The Old Station Nursery Group’s Health and Safety mascot and is designed to encourage the children to develop skills in recognising, judging and managing risks safely, through taking part in positive play experiences and opportunities. These skills can act as a powerful form of prevention in other risky situations.
PC Paws engages in a variety of activities that not only capture children’s imaginations but also impart valuable lessons in staying safe. Below are just some of the ways PC Paws ensures Safety First Safety Always.
Fostering a Safety Mindset
One key aspect of PC Paws’ role is to help children understand the importance of safety when taking on new challenges. Whether it’s trying out a new game or attempting a challenging task, PC Paws teaches children to approach these situations with caution and awareness, laying the foundation for lifelong safety-conscious habits.
PC Paws assists children in learning how to use equipment and tools safely. Through interactive demonstrations and playful engagement, children gain practical knowledge about handling objects safely, reducing the risk of accidents during playtime and activities.
Tidiness and Responsibility
PC Paws educates children about the importance of proper equipment storage and transportation. By emphasising the need for tidiness, PC Paws fosters responsibility and organisation among children, helping them to prevent potential hazards related to clutter and mishandling of items.
PC Paws encourages children to judge when it’s best to walk and not run, teaching them the fundamental concept of self-awareness and personal safety. This skill extends to various scenarios, including indoors and outdoors, promoting an overall safer environment for all.
Having PC Paws as a constant companion for our children exemplifies our commitment to ensuring that our nurseries adhere to the principle of “Safety First, Safety Always.” We believe that by instilling these safety-conscious habits early on, we are not only enriching the lives of our children but also preparing them for a future where they can confidently navigate a wide range of situations, putting their safety and well-being first. PC Paws is just one of the ways we ensure children remain safe in our care. If you’d like to find out more, find your nearest nursery and enquire online today, just visit www.theoldstationnursery.co.uk/nurseries or click here.
Blog checked by: Kat Learner (Training & Professional Development Manager)