Following the latest Government announcement on the ‘Roadmap to reopening’ reaching stage 4, we will be making some changes to how we operate from Monday 19th July 2021.
These changes include:
Face coverings will no longer be a requirement when dropping off/collecting your child.
Staff will no longer wear a face covering during hand over at the door.
If it is necessary to enter the setting for a meeting both staff and parents/carers will wear a face covering.
We feel that it is important for children and parents to be able to see staff faces and hear them clearly when communicating.
Children can take bags and belongings home at the end of each session and bring back for their next session.
Children will continue to bring a packed lunch from home.
We take the safety of our staff, children, parents/carers extremely seriously. Therefore;
Hand washing stations will continue to be provided at the entrance and children should be encouraged to wash their hands prior to entering the setting.
Minimal mixing will continue, children will remain in bubble groups within the setting.
Parents/carers will remain outside of the setting with staff doing hand over at the door, we feel that this has been beneficial not only due to Covid but it has helped with children settling in, reduced the spread of other illness and infection throughout the setting and reduced overcrowding. Parents/carers are welcome to request a visit and we will invite parents in for face-to-face parents evenings throughout the year.
Cleaning regimes will continue throughout the session and again at the end of the day.
We would like to further remind everyone that children should only attend the setting if they are well enough and able to participate in all activities both indoors and outdoors. Please keep children at home if they are unwell or do not appear to be themselves.
Children should not attend if they are displaying a temperature, have a cough/cold, sickness, diarrhea or are generally unwell.
If children are prescribed antibiotics, they will need to have been taking them for 48 hours prior to returning to nursery.
We have received guidance from Warwickshire County Council stating that it is expected there will be an increase in respiratory viruses and flu in children this winter therefore, they are advising that children over 2, staff and parents/carers receive the flu vaccination.
If you he any questions or concern please do not hesitate to contact the office.
Thank you for the continued support.
Sam and Clare