Water safety is an important part of a child’s education, and even very young children can learn how to be safe near water.”

With the weather set to get warmer prompting us to get out and about we thought this a good time to share information from the Canal and River trust who have launched a focus on Toddler Water Safety.

The trust has created a range of free activities and resources suitable for the under 5s, aimed at helping children stay safe near water.  This includes a 90-second film, supported by CBeebies presenter Maddie Moate, which shows toddlers how to Stay Away From the Edge (stay SAFE) of the water by taking two steps back.

To watch the film and download the Learning Bundle of water safety-themed activities for toddlers, go to: