Early Years Scotland recommends a ratio of 1:2 for outings from playgroup. However since we have no access to a garden area for outdoor play, Aberdour Playgroup tries to take advantage of the close proximity of the village park. Since this grassy area is approximately a 1 minute walk from our base at the Institute and does not require the children to walk along a busy road, it has been agreed to extend this ratio to 1:4. This makes the park more accessible for our playleaders and children and does not rely heavily on assistance from parents.
Our Beach Kindergarten ratios are risk assessed on each outing and appropriate ratios applied.
Please see the risk-assessment folder in Playgroup for more information.