Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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How do our children learn about keeping safe?

Knowing what SAFE means is essential for all children.


At Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School we ensure that understanding about keeping safe is embedded throughout the school day.


We teach it in class, in assembly, at lunchtime, in PE... all the time.


At different times in the year we focus on specific safety themes such as firework safety, water safety, sun safety. 

We have this BIG sign in our hall and it helps us think about different types of safety. We often use it in our assembly time...

Some of the things we do:


  • We make posters, enter competitions and sing songs about being safe.
  • Our children are part of the Smokefree Derbyshire School Gates initiative and designed signs for the outside of school.
  • We have some big signs on the car park showing people how to be safe by roads. We designed them and a local company, A W Lymn, sponsored them.
  • Children can become Being Safe Buddies and help keep the school safe in lots of different ways.




We are taking part in the WRAP, SPLAT, HAT sun awareness programme.

Mrs Holmes is leading this and has started it off by doing assemblies with Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Children will learn / be reminded about how to be safe in the sun.



Remember, we have a sun cream dispenser on the front playground that anyone can use.


Have a look HERE at the Wrap, Splat, Hat website for more information and competitions.



We have close links with the Ilkeston Fire Service.

They help us know more about being safe in all sorts of ways.



We use the NSPCC PANTS resources to help children understand about personal safety.


Click here to go straight to the PANTS page...