We are hoping to start welcoming Pre-school pupils back from the 22nd June, dependent upon no 'second wave' of Covid infections locally.
I have attached a parent protocol for all returning children as we extend the opening. This explains how nursery will manage with social distancing and the changes to the nursery times and organisation. Please read it carefully and contact me if you require any further information.
Dear Parent / Carer
Thank you for your continuing support through these unprecedented times. I hope you and your families are well and are managing the changes to all of our lives.
As you know the Government asked that we looked to identify how we could open the school to more children. Thank you to all the parents for making the difficult decision about whether to bring your child to school or to keep them at home. We recognise the anxiety that making that decision presented you with and will support you whatever decision you reached.
We have worked together with the staff, governing body, Local Authority and the Director of Public Health to ensure our setting is now as safe as it can be during this virus and we have followed all the advice we have received.
The Government has released new advice on 28th May 2020: guidance for households with possible or confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID 19) infection. We continue to ask our families to follow this advice:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. However, if you or anyone in your household have any of the symptoms above you MUST INFORM NURSERY IMMEDIATELY.
If your child :
Please ensure they DO NOT come to nursery and your family self isolates at home.
They should remain at home until 7 days after the start of the symptoms. After 7 days, if they feel better and no longer have a high temperature, can return to their normal routine.
If anyone in your household displays symptoms of Covid 19 your child must not attend school for 14 days.
Please alert school if your child or a member of your household has tested positive to COVID 19.
Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection that people in your household could pass on to others in school and in the community.
As a nursery we continue to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene with our pupils:
I recognise that there is a great deal of information in this letter however I want to inform you as much as possible about the changes we have had to make and to explain why we cannot currently welcome all of our families into nursery.
Please be assured that for the children returning we have planned lots of fun, learning activities which explain the changes to them and enable them to enjoy nursery. We also understand why some children cannot return yet and therefore will also continue to support them with our extensive online learning activities.
Please keep safe