Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you are all well and staying safe. Thank you for your patience and support during these difficult times. I apologise for the length of this message but there is so much information to share. Please read it very carefully.
As you will be aware from Government guidance we are now moving into their Phase 2 of the plans to re-open the nation safely. This includes trying to reopen schools to more pupils. Blackburn with Darwen had looked at this and determined that they would not be ready to open schools on June 1st however providing certain guidelines are met we may be able to open for limited numbers of children from June 8th.
This would mean that Longshaw Nursery School may be in a position to admit more pupils from our pre-school on June 8th. In order to help us to do this we are contacting parents individually to identify the number of places that are required. This will then enable us to plan staffing levels which take into account social distancing requirements.
To help you to make this difficult decision please note:
During this phased re-opening, Longshaw Nursery will not be like it was before the epidemic and this needs to be clearly explained to the children. Listed below are some of the safety measures we plan to put into place.
We will contact other year groups once we have further guidance.
While the government is encouraging all children to attend school the final decision rests with you. We know it is a difficult decision to make and there is no right or wrong answer. Our primary objective, as always, is to ensure the safety of all children and adults who attend school. We can do everything in our power to reduce the risks to children and staff posed by COVID 19 but we cannot eliminate them.
If you have any further questions or queries after we have contacted you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Take care and stay safe,