Children and Pets

ducklingWe believe that children can learn a lot from having contact with animals. However, certain procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of the children:
  • Children are taught that not all animals are child-friendly, and that they should always check with the animal’s owner before attempting to stroke or handle them
  • Children are encouraged to treat all animals with respect, learning how to handle them correctly
  • Children are to wash their hands after any contact with animals and made to understand the reasoning behind this
  • Food for the pet is stored safely away from the children’s reach
  • A high standard of hygiene is followed, with careful thought given to the placing of the feeding and drink bowls of dogs and cats
  • Before the children are permitted outside to play, the garden is checked to ensure that no animal has fouled it.
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