NatureCubsIreland aims to provide a safe and secure environment for children so they can enjoy the benefit of learning and having fun in nature.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs published the ‘Children First: National Guidance for the protection and Welfare of Children’ document in 2011 and NatureCubsIreland uses the principles of this Document as the core of its Child Protection Policy.
NatureCubsIreland has two separate Garda Vetting approvals; one for Preschool Classes and another for Heritage in Schools visits.
All children attending NatureCubsIreland Preschool classes must be accompanied by a responsible adult. It is these adults who have primary responsibility for the child during classes. The Class Leader will never be alone with a child in the class.
Children attending NatureCubsIreland Preschool Classes are provided with high-viz vests for their safety. It is the accompanying adult’s responsibility to ensure that these are worn in class.
If a child has a known medical condition, it is the responsibility of the accompanying adult (if a preschool class) or teacher (if a school visit) to know about this condition and to bring necessary medication, know how to administer it, and have the authority to do so.NatureCubsIreland employees and volunteers will always endeavour to act appropriately when conducting classes.
We conduct risk assessments where possible. Adults attending Biodiversity Workshops are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that is safe for themselves and others.
NatureCubsIreland staff wear NatureCubsIreland uniforms therefore are identifiable to children and adults alike.
NatureCubsIreland is fully insured.
Photos are taken of class activities for marketing purposes only. If parents or care givers do not agree to their children being included in marketing photos they must make this known to the Class leader.