REMINDER- 24-hour hotline
Please TEXT our 24-hour Abbey Fields Nursery hotline to let us know if your child or anyone in your household has tested positive for Coronavirus. This will enable us to put in place further protective measures in a timely manner.
Please remember to text your child’s full name and who within your household has tested positive. Thank you 😊
NB: All other illnesses are reportable via the main phone line.
24 HOUR HOTLINE (Covid-19 only)
Open to the children of key workers and vulnerable children.
Please contact nursery if you would like to take up a nursery place. Wherever possible, we will arrange a suitable start date for your child.
If you require further information please contact the school office on: 024 76352424
open between 7.45am and 6.00pm
If you would like to discuss any safeguarding concerns or issues please contact the nursery office on 024 76352424 and ask to speak to the duty DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead). There is always one DSL on duty in nursery. A list of DSLs can be found below:
Mrs Elizabeth Venus (Nursery Manager)
Miss Natalie Brookes-Jenkins (Deputy Manager)
Miss Stacey Hodge (Childcare Practitioner)
Mrs Rachel Horton (Abbey Infants Headteacher)
Miss Emma Bolstridge (Abbey Infants Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs Carole Millerchip (Learning Mentor)
SUPPORTING CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH & WELL BEING
Your child’s well being is of paramount importance. Throughout lockdown we will check in on your families welfare and well being.
Below are some useful links to access support .
PARENT GUIDELINES - WIDER OPENING JUNE 1st 2020
As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing. The government now say that the scientific evidence says that it is safe to begin a gradual re-opening of schools/nurseries from June 1st. We have carried out a risk assessment in our nursery and we have implemented a range of measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to children, families and staff. Some of the ways nursery will be organised differently include:
Due to limited space and staffing, we will initially be opening to the following groups:
1) Children of critical workers and vulnerable pupils
2) Children who start school in September 2020
Please do not bring your child into nursery unless you have already spoken to a member of the office staff to book your child a nursery place. We must prepare the correct staffing ratios, equipment and rooms before we can accept any children into nursery.
FULL RE-OPENING OF ABBEY FIELDS NURSERY & OUT OF SCHOOL CARE - SEPTEMBER 2020
The team at Abbey Fields have remained open during lockdown and the summer to ensure care was provided for key worker and vulnerable children.
We are busy making plans to welcome all children back to nursery in September. A thorough risk assessment has been carried out (please see below) and we will be putting in place a range of measures to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus. The measures include:
1.Minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend nursery
2.Cleaning hands thoroughly more often than usual
3.Ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the catch it, bin it, kill it approach.
4.Introducing enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents and bleach
5.Minimising contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible
6.Where necessary, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)