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Hi, I am looking for some advice on the use of walkie talkies for staff communication in the setting.
We are possibly moving one of our rooms to another area in the building that we are situated.

we have no intercom system installed and I am looking into purchasing walkie talkies to enable staff to communicate with

each other during the day to help support each other etc,
has anyone had any experiences with using them , how did it go and where did you buy them from? I have spent time looking on the internet and its a bit of a mine field!!! so any advice or recommendations would be welcome !!

thank you :)

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We have 'Binatone Walkie talkies' - range is great - our outdoor area is quite some distance from our pre-school room so that was an important consideration for us - we bought them primarily for adult use - but children sometimes use them too........

 

We have 'picked up' taxi drivers on ours (surprising really because we are out in the country) - this is fine - but we once experienced a driver engaging one of the children in a conversation - I'm sure that it was all completely 'innocent' but it didn't feel appropriate to me.......

 

HTH :1b

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thankyou !! I will have a look at them , not to sure about picking up taxi drivers though! we are in a city so it may cause some issues but they are for staff use so we should be ok!

I have seen products that are licenced and un licenced any ideas what this means?? sorry I am not very clued up in this subject!!

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We tried walkie talkies but found the children thought they were toys so we were often searching for them. They really use up the batteries but some can be put on recharging stations.

 

I bought a set of four phones from Makro for about £60 and the base station is in my office and the three others in each of the nursery rooms so staff can intercom each other or me. It works a treat for us. It means I can also put a call through to room leaders if necessary so a parent can speak to them.

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We tried walkie talkies but found the children thought they were toys so we were often searching for them. They really use up the batteries but some can be put on recharging stations.

 

I bought a set of four phones from Makro for about £60 and the base station is in my office and the three others in each of the nursery rooms so staff can intercom each other or me. It works a treat for us. It means I can also put a call through to room leaders if necessary so a parent can speak to them.

 

We have a similar phone system, works well for our needs!

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we have had ours for over a year and use them whenever out in garden or different room - work well , i purchased from Maplin - we put them on daily risk assessment to make sure they are out and charged each day -details below - cost £40 but i had a discount voucher which helped - i also bought one from home which if tuned into same channel works too

A70GY Cobra MT600 PMR 2pk

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