The past few months have been very difficult times and we would like to thank you for all your help in keeping the Pre-School as COVID secure setting.
we do have new restrictions in place following all the Local Authority and Government COVID-19 Guidelines.
There are temporary COVID policies and risk assessments in place. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email or use your Tapestry for communication.
Please note that these routines and procedures may need to change as we continue to follow all the most recent guidance as we receive it.
We have new routines for the day to minimise the risks and to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.
We have had to split the children into 2 groups for this term.
Group A and Group B
Children going home at lunchtime are to be dropped off and remain in the small hall,
This group will be Group A.
All children who stay all day will need to dropped off at the usual doors at the rear of the building.
These children are group B (This still applies even if your child stays for any day as a full day but is going home at 12pm on that day)
Parents are no longer allowed to enter the building, children must be dropped off to the staff at the door. This isn’t how we would usually do things but for now this is the government guidance that must be followed.
You are welcome to call the setting at anytime to check on your child or to talk to your keyperson. You can also use your tapestry online journal for communication, this will be even more important during this time so that you keep in contact with your key-person.
Our phone number is 01268 799101
Your keyperson will send you regular photos of your child at play in the setting.
If you do need to come into the setting we can pre-arrange a time slot for you.
COVID UPDATES ; IF YOUR CHILD OR ANY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY HAVE SYPMTOMS OF COVID PLEASE FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST GUIDANCE, YOU MUST LET THE PRESCHOOL KNOW IMMEDIATELY .
DO NOT GIVE CALPOL to your child in the morning and then send them in to pre-school. If they are unwell, they must not attend. Please refer to the Health protection agency publication “guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings” www.publichealth.hscni.net
YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL RECENT GOVERNMENT COVID GUIDANCE WITH REGARDS TO TESTING AND ISOLATION PERIODS.
• All children staff and visitors must wash their hands immediately on entering the building, new handwashing stations have been purchased to make this easier. A handwashing station will be outside the rear of the building, please can help us by washing your child’s hands before they enter where possible.
Please do not send children with sweets or snacks a smilk, water and healthy snacks are provided and drinks are provided.
Packed lunch - You will need to provide a pack lunch and a drink if they stay all day. Please place a cool pack in the lunch box. The lunch box must be plastic or be able to be thoroughly cleaned for each use. Please provide items of food that the children can open themselves to reduce the need for staff to handle the children’s food.
Due to the COVID-19 visitors restrictions we are unable to have any parents stay and play at this time.
If you wish to enter the setting to help settle your child you will need to book an appointment slot.
The Runnymede bear has been temporarily suspended.
Show and tell has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions
Children are not allowed to bring in any items/ toys from home apart from their essential back pack.
If your child needs an essential comforter please let us know.