Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Being Safe In The Sun!


As the weather gets warmer it’s vital that we make sure all of the children are aware of the importance of keeping safe in the sun! We carried out an experiment this morning about the effectiveness of suncream. We asked the children why they wear suncream and their responses were great, including “because it’s sunny outside” and “so you don’t burn yourself”.

We made a suncream handprint on some paper and left it in the sunshine while we were playing. After a little while the children noticed that the paper had started to change colour. The handprint almost disappeared but they could still see the dark colour left behind around it. We explained to them that the suncream protected the paper from changing colour. We also asked the children to show us how they apply their own suncream (with supervision!) and talked about how important it is to make sure it’s put on properly so that we’re protected like the handprint!

Lots of love as always!

Leigh and the team xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday