Promoting a Safer Handling Culture to Caregivers Working in Nursery/Daycare and Other Childcare Settings



This article is based on practice in the United Kingdom. It will consider how to promote a safer working culture for caregivers in early years’ childcare settings, particularly considering the neuro typical child. These children demonstrate a wide range of motor development skills, but all fall within the expected typical pattern of development. Childcare workers are defined as those workers who take care of children in the absence of their parents or guardians. They can work in many different settings, such as nurseries, preschools, daycare settings, home care settings, and daycare facilities attached to organizational workplaces. Childcare workers are exposed to a continuum of low-level working and manual lifting throughout their careers. A variety of high-risk tasks will be discussed along with some suggested solutions to reduce the risk of injury to the caregiver.

Townsend P

Keywords: safe patient handling, pediatrics, childcare, caregivers

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