As part of our safeguarding duty we understand that we need to teach the children about being safe and looking after their bodies when they are not with us. With this in mind we are using guidance from NSPCC (NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC)and using their very catchy pants song.
So what does PANTS stand for?
P - Privates are private
A - Always remember your body belongs to you
N - No means no
T - Talk about secrets that upset you
S - Speak up someone can help
The song will be used in the setting to help us teach your child about what parts of their bodies need to be kept private and most importantly what to do if they are worried about how someone has touched them.
We understand that as parents this is a tough topic to be teaching such small children but this is why we are using the NSPCC guidance to make sure we get it right. We feel that it is so important that children learn these rules from a young age and early education is the key.
More information can be found at Talk PANTS & Join Pantosaurus - The Underwear Rule | NSPCC
Please find the link below to take you to the pants song as you will see from viewing the video it's a friendly approach and fun but educational for the children: