March nursery’s traffic lights club

John Clark at the Blackberry House Day Nursery in March
John Clark at the Blackberry House Day Nursery in March

Youngsters have been sharing their road safety knowledge with the leader of Fenland District Council.

Cllr John Clark went along to the Blackberry House Day Nursery in March, which is supporting the Children’s Traffic Club.

Cambridgeshire County Council is offering free road safety packs to youngsters in nurseries and pre-schools.

The packs contain books, DVDs, cards and stickers are given to the children to take home at staggered intervals through the year.

These resources have been carefully structured to follow the child’s development, so the simplest messages are introduced in the first pack, then repeated through with different characters, stories, games, songs and activities, and gradually increasing complexity throughout each DVD.

Nurseries and preschools will also receive a pack to use in support of the Children’s Traffic Club throughout the year.

Cllr Clark said, “The Children’s Traffic Club aims to reduce casualties in a fun and interactive way by building risk awareness skills, and engaging young children together with parents and carers promoting lifesaving road safety messages. I hope that other nurseries in the Fenland area will sign up for this award winning scheme.”

Nursery Polly Mallett said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to take part in The Children’s Traffic Club, it is so important that our children learn these life skills at an early age and we are looking forward to working with the council’s road safety team.”

If you are interested in the scheme email: Cheryl.Morgan@cambridgeshire.gov.uk