Travelling safely to and from preschool
Being safe in and around the preschool traffic environment is extremely important and your child relies on you to protect them from risks and dangers.
Familiarise yourself with your travel route to preschool, including where parents and carers park and the entry and exit points of the centre.
When walking from home or from the car into the preschool:
- always hold your child’s hand
- if your hands aren’t available insist your child holds the pram, your bag or your clothes
- only let go of your child’s hand when you’re safely inside the preschool grounds
- always cross roads and through carparks at the safest place and where possible, walk further to use pedestrian facilities such as footpaths, pedestrian crossing, traffic lights.
When driving to and from preschool:
- always buckle your child up safely in an approved child restraint or booster seat that is right for their age and size, even if you’re in a hurry
- always get in and out of the ‘safety door’ (the rear left door closest to the footpath).
- as your child’s first teacher always role model safe and responsible road user behaviour because they copy what you do. Help them practice the road safety messages by talking about them when you are out and about.
Share this information with your child’s carers such as grandparents, nannies and friends who may take your child to preschool.