Sand Areas

  • Sand is clean and free from rubbish?

  • Sand is draining adequately during wet weather?

  • There is enough sand for the children to play safely?

  • Pathways or decking are clear of sand?

  • Sand toys are plentiful, appropriate and in good working order?

Grass and Garden Areas

  • Plants are well managed and tidy?

  • Any plants growing berries are monitored and actions put in place if necessary?

  • Any trees appear to be safe with no dead wood visible?

  • Grass areas are free of clutter and rubbish?

  • Grass appears to be healthy and not full of moss and weeds?

  • All hills and bumps are well maintained and safe?

  • Any surrounding fences are adequate and well maintained?

  • All gates safely close and are secure?

  • Water features are clean and free of debris?

  • Water butts are secure with lids in place?

  • Areas are free of leaves and other garden debris?

Hard Areas and Paths

  • Paths are clear of rubbish and trip hazards?

  • Tarmac areas are in good condition?

  • Any decking is clean and safe and maintained to a good standard?

Security and Access

  • Main gate is closed and securely fastened?

  • All internal gates open and close easily?

  • Intercom systems working satisfactorily?

  • Wildlife pond areas safe and secure providing only supervised access for children?

  • Fences are well maintained and safe?

  • CCTV in operation satisfactorily?

  • Outdoor lights are all working?

Large Static Play Equipment

  • Pirate Ship safe and secure?

  • Castle safe and secure?

  • Bark is plentiful and deep enough to break any falls

  • Tyres are complete and securely in place?

  • Stepping stones are secure and in good working order?

  • Playhouse is sound with all doors and windows opening correctly?

  • Steps to tree or playhouse in good working order?

  • Mud kitchen is safe and secure and equipment stored tidily and safely?

  • Story chair is clean and useable with no rough edges?

Storage and Small equipment

  • Sheds and storage areas are clean and tidy with equipment stored in labelled boxes?

  • Outdoor clothes are clean and stored appropriately?

  • Sheds are in good repair?

  • Canopy is complete and offers shelter from the sun and rain?

  • Bikes and trikes and push along toys are in good repair?

  • All small equipment is stored in labelled containers and is easily accessible?


  • Chicken coop is secure and in good repair?

  • Food is stored in sealed containers?

  • Nesting area is clean and food and water containers replenished?

  • Anti Bac gel for hand cleansing is available nearby?

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