This week at Preschool we have been learning all about road safety and the importance of being safe when near the road and traffic. Each day the children were invited to bring their scooter or bike to Preschool to ride. We closed the carpark and the children were able to ride on a specially created road with mini road signs. They were also involved in discussions on the key pedestrian messages:

  • Always hold a grown-up’s hand
  • When a grown-up’s hand is not available, hold a pram, bag or clothes
  • Always cross the road with a grown-up.

We also discussed :

  • Why we stop at the edge of the driveway, road, kerb or crossing and when it is safe to cross
  • What we need to look and listen for while crossing the driveway, road or car park.

With many of the children coming to preschool in the car, it was a good idea to discuss passenger safety and that it is important to always wear a seatbelt in the car and hop into the car on the left-hand side of the road away from the traffic. When bringing your child to preschool please make sure children under 4 sit in the back seat. Children between 4 and 7 years can only sit in the front seat if all the back seats are taken up by children under 7 years.

Please refer to the NSW Road Rules for more information.

Kids and traffic NSW has some great resources for families around the key messages for keeping children safe around traffic which can be accessed on the link below.

We have had a fun-filled term at Preschool with lots of fun activities including Henny Penny Chickens, Pyjama Day, Teddy Bears Picnic, Science Week, Book Week, Games Week and Crazy Hat Day. We hope all of our families have a lovely term break and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 12 October for another fun-filled term of Love, Laughter and Learning.

April Cooke
Preschool Director