Sunscreen should be the last line of defence after clothing, a hat, shade and sunglasses. During sun protection times, the Kindoo! staff will help your child apply SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen to any skin not covered by clothing.
Understanding the label
The sun protection factor (SPF) is a measure of protection sunscreen gives against UVB radiation. In lab conditions, SPF30 filters 96.7% of UVB and SPF50 filters 98%. Both can provide excellent protection if they are applied properly.
Broad-spectrum means that sunscreen offers protection from UVA rays, as well as UVB.
How we apply sunscreen at Kindoo!
We use a generous amount of sunscreen and apply it approximately 20 minutes before the children outside. We then re-apply it again every two hours, especially on very hot days when there may be excessive sweating.
If your child has an allergic reaction to a particular sunscreen, please provide a brand in your child's bag that does not provide irritation e.g. another brand or look for a fragrance-free product such as a toddler or sensitive sunscreen as well as letting us know this at the time of booking.
Sunscreen and nanoparticles
Nanotechnology has been used in sunscreens for many years. To date, according to the Cancer Council's assessments and drawing on the best available evidence, nanoparticulates used in sunscreens do not pose a risk. We continue to monitor research on this topic.
Sunscreen has been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of melanoma and other skin cancers