Although we all love the warmer weather, it is particularly important to keep a close eye on children during heatwaves. Children don’t sweat as much as adults do – so they find it harder to stay cool. The children under your care may need extra help to stay cool.
Some children may need more help than others, especially children under 4, those with certain medical needs or special needs and those children living with overweight or obesity.
The main risk for children during heat waves is dehydration.
But being too hot for too long can sometimes cause heat exhaustion or heatstroke which is dangerous for children.
See link below for tips to help the children under your care to stay healthy in the heat: