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COVID - 19 INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS,SAVE LIVES

NURSERY CLOSURE/ OPENING AS A HUB LETTER MARCH 2020

NURSERY STATUS 

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 


SAFEGUARDING 

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) 

 Mrs Rachel Horton (Abbey Infants Headteacher)

Miss Emma Bolstridge (Abbey Infants Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs Carole Millerchip (Learning Mentor) 

 

WE MISS YOU

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WHO WILL LOOK AFTER MY CHILD

COVID 19 STAFF TRAINING - All staff have completed training around Covid 19 and infection control. The manager is Psychological First Aid trained for Covid 19.

PREVENT COVID 19 Training
COVID 19 PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID
INFECTION & PREVENTION CONTROL

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 . 

WIDER OPENING OF NURSERY JUNE 2020

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:

  • Cleaning hands more often than usual.
  • Teaching children to catch it, bin it, kill it.
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces throughout the day and deep clean each night.
  • Children and adults will stay in the same groups every day.
  • Groups will stay in the same room.
  • We will teach children how to stay safe.
  • Staggered start and end times so that groups don’t come into contact.
  • Reduced movement around nursery – children will remain in their own rooms and garden area.
  • Reduced number of resources 
  • Staggered entry into nursery and parents being asked to follow strict social distancing guidelines.
  • If parents need to speak to a key person then contact will be made over the phone.
  • More outdoor learning.

 

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.

 

 

OUR BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT

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STAY ALERT, CONTROL THE VIRUS , SAVE LIVES

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)

RISK ASSESSMENT SEPTEMBER 2020

WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

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