Information for parents of nursery children – Reopening June 2020

Uncategorised, | by Lynn Deans

In light of the recent documentation from the government we are pleased to let you know that Nursery children will also be able to attend school from the 1st June, sitting alongside the recommendations for Reception, Year one and Year 6.

The school have been working hard to ensure your child’s safe return to Nursery and with this in mind the following information is here to help us all abide with the government guidelines and keep everyone safe.

The children will be allocated the full 15 hour entitlement each week. This will be offered two set full days and one a half day. Unfortunately this cannot be flexible. You will soon receive a phone call from a member of staff asking if you would like to take the allocation up. If so, your child will need a packed lunch on the two full days.

As per the guidelines, only one parent/carer will be able to drop their child off and pick them up. No adults will be allowed into the nursery building.  During the phone call you will be told at which door to drop your child off at (either the normal entry or exit door). Your child will need to come into nursery independently so some preparation maybe needed for this at home.

We are also adhering to the government guideline of all children entering the nursery to wash their hands for the recommended 20 seconds. Adults will be there to support them in this.

Due to social distancing we will be unable to take your child off you if they are upset as we would normally, so unfortunately, you would need to take your child back home with you for that day if they were unable to enter nursery independently.

The nursery will be open ten minutes early both before and after school to enable flexibility for parents/carers.

Those children that require assistance with toileting  must be provided with full changing equipment (nappies wipes, bags etc) for each session. These will need to be taken home with you after each session. Please can you also ensure all children have a change of clothes in their bag as we will be unable to use school clothing if they require changing.

The nursery indoor and outdoor environment will be split into two halves, your child will be in one of those halves for the duration of their sessions, the will also eat their lunch in the nursery classroom too. This is to avoid as much contact with others as possible. If you get chance, please have a little chat with your child and discuss the importance of remaining within their side of the classroom.

The weekly planning for the children will still be on the school website and on ILD for those who wish to access learning from home. We have loved seeing all your hard work so far.

The situation is ever changing and we will endeavor to inform you of all changes for nursery children as and when they happen, in the meantime, please support both your child and ourselves by being flexible, understanding and adhering to the social distancing rules.