Image 1- child playing with fire (B (like we’ve been to obviously bonfire…
Image 1- child playing with fire
Talks about how the activity presents risk
Not comfortable with that
Maybe make sure it’s in a clearer environment (referring to the background) and make sure that there’s risk assessments in place and obviously making sure the child has more protection like on their hands.
No it was just an educational activity, to make them more aware of the dangers.
we educated children on safety around fire when it’s bonfire night, we spoke to children about fire safety and not to stand too close to fires and to stay with the parent at all times.
Because if the child hurt’s themselves that could cause severe burns and really hurt the child.
if an adult is there and the child’s being supervised it’s fine.
Erm probably bonfire night we erm use sparklers.
Erm… no I think… I’d make the child erm… just make sure that the child is fully aware of the dangers of… maybe beforehand would have been good like educating… the dangers of fire before I let him do something like that.
Focus is on supervision and the risk the child presents to the activity
Alright… as long as there’s adults their watching him
Erm… just as I say making sure their watching him and…so yeah making sure he’s being safe
I have as a child. Erm Camping and things like that… so around like a camp fire with marshmallows and stuff like that as a kid.
When asked how they felt about the experince as a child- Yeah… Exciting
More focussed on the risk of the activity
like we’ve been to obviously bonfire displays, but he’s never been that close… But if like we were I wouldn’t leave him or I wouldn’t put him too close. And obviously like the fumes of it … you wouldn’t want him inhaling it all.
I’d change like take it out, obviously there’s a lot of stuff dangerous around him. He could trip over and stuff.
“It is dangerous, like anything could like spit back at him or anything. Erm like he is stood from a distance, but as long as like he’s got family with him.. and don’t leave him.
I feel quite comfortable with that erm is it a safe distance he looks like he’s using it… using the stick and the fire safely erm so it doesn’t really set any alarm bells instantly because like I say it doesn’t look like… it looks like he’s quite safe and experimenting and having fun.
Talking about risk in surroundings
… It looks like… like somewhere like I say where there lot’s of erm materials sort of like natural materials for play it could have an element of risk because like I say it looks like there quite a lot of erm in the background there, theres objects that are piled up quite high which could be a bit of a danger a risk.
Yeah with the older children not really in nursery as they are still too young maybe with the pre-schoolers but we looked at fire play and risk in play and like children had access to like I say in the holiday clubs when we did things like barbeques and encouraging children but I a way that they learn about the dangers… and learning how to cook foods on a portable barbeque, as long as we risk-assesed it so making sure it’s done as safely as possible but children are allowed to experince risk.