To think this can't be true about play centres?
JamesMiddletonsMarshmallows · 08/04/2021 09:58
Seen this this morning on Facebook from a trampoline park/soft play centre - surely it can't be true? Too many safeguarding issues - My kids are 5 and 8 and I wouldn't leave them alone inside a play centre. I'd sit in the cafe/seating area and look out for them but parents can't possibly be expected to leave their 4+ year olds (they clarify in the comments that it only applies to kids 4 and over) alone?
user1471530109 · 08/04/2021 10:01
It says during supervised bounce sessions. It's not like the kids are going in to play! I don't read that as a normal play session.
My kids go into their dance lessons on their own (since covid) no problem. That's with other kids etc. But they are supervised by the adults running the session.
JamesMiddletonsMarshmallows · 08/04/2021 10:06
Nothing like sending them to school - unless your school is in fact a trampoline park
ChocOrange1 · 08/04/2021 10:07
Kids aftershock clubs can take place, but parents cannot attend. This means things like football training, brownies, piano lessons etc.
Theyve got around the issue of not being able to open by doing supervised sessions, like an afterschool club, at the play centre. Its quite ingenious. The kids will be supervised.
JamesMiddletonsMarshmallows · 08/04/2021 10:08
Yes I leave them with staff qualified and checked to care for them and look after them.
Also, school isn't a trampoline park where accidents happen so easily and it takes a level of supervision for each child to ensure they don't bounce where they shouldn't/run into other kids/get stuck somewhere etc
FlibbertyGiblets · 08/04/2021 10:09
Supervised bounce is supervised, surely?
They will have first aiders on site. And will have numbers/ratios to adhere to I expect. Website offer any insight into trained staff, ratio etc?
As pp said, if you don't like it, don't take them. Not sure why the humphy face.
LunchWithAGruffalo · 08/04/2021 10:09
Childrens activities for the purpose of child care were allowed to open before the rest of childrens clubs. I wonder if this was a way to open a few weeks earlier.
Even now childrens clubs are told to keep to a minimum the number of adults so if it's a staffed session I can see asking parents to drop off.
For a standard drop in soft play though it's odd, and not something I'd have been comfortable doing when mine were smaller. I never got to drink a cuppa in the cafe without being needed for something.
JamesMiddletonsMarshmallows · 08/04/2021 10:10
@FlibbertyGiblets because I'm not pondering on if I should take them - I was asking if people think that is true. But some posters clearly desperate for a bit of a arsey post today have ignored that completely. Hence the 'humphy'face
user1471530109 · 08/04/2021 10:10
Of course they will be DBS checked! You're making issues here when there aren't any. It doesn't say for normal play sessions. They are opening only for classes (that's how they are getting round the covid rules I suspect). But these sessions will be supervised. And covid safety says parents wait outside.
I wouldn't send a v young child. But my 11 year old-no problem! Both mine do activities that are quite risky though (without me being there). Kayaking, rock climbing, camping etc. All supervised of course! With trained adults.
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