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COVID-19 

 

Due to COVID-19, we have had to put procedures in place to ensure we provide a safe environment for the children and staff.

We have changed our setting around from one big group into three small groups. These groups also have staggered start and finish times.

 

The groups have been named as the following with the following staff 

 

  • Mrs Tiggy-Winkle group with Hannah, Vicki, Olivia and Jade (Based in the forest)   8.20-11.20am > lunch club > 12-3pm
  • Jemima Puddle-Duck group with Amanda, Ali and Jade                                     8.30-11.30am > lunch club > 12.10-3.10pm
  • Peter Rabbit group with Helen, Elaine and Jodie (1:1)                                                   8.40-11.40am > lunch club > 12.20-3.20pm

  

Unfortunately we are unable to let parents and carers into the preschool at present.

If you are dropping off or collecting, this must be done at the yellow gate. The gate is unlocked for dropping off in the mornings and will remained locked during sessions times.

 

To minimise children bringing lots of things into and out of preschool, we ask if you could leave your children's bags and lunchboxes at home.

Please could you bring named spare clothes to be put in your child's tray.

If in nappies, please could you supply nappies, wipes and nappy sacks all named to be kept at preschool and these will be stored in there own tray in the changing area. We will notify you when running low so you can top up.

 

Lunch club

We have had to put procedures in place for lunch club. These include providing paper bags to put lunch in so we can then throw away after use. Please ensure you label the bag with your child's name.

We are still providing hot lunches at an additional fee, please ask a member of staff if you would like your child to have one as these need to be pre-ordered.

If the school is closed then we are not able to provide hot lunches, sorry if this causes any inconvenience. 

 

Essential policies and procedures COVID-19

 

 Useful Links......       

We will be following guidelines inline with the government:  


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures#infection-prevention-and-control  

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-in-the-autumn-term  

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safe-working-in-education-childcare-and-childrens-social-care

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-education-early-years-and-childrens-social-care

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/what-parents-and-carers-need-to-know-about-early-years-providers-schools-and-colleges-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare

 

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know

 

https://www.eyalliance.org.uk/coronavirus-early-years 

 

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/southampton/directory/files/covid_for_children.pdf

 

https://search3.openobjects.com/mediamanager/southampton/directory/files/nhs_parent_guide_-_covid19_14-04-20.pdf

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

 

https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus+-+A+book+for+children+about+Covid-19.pdf

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates .... 

  • INSET DAY - Friday 23rd July 2021
  • Last day of the summer term - Thursday 22nd July 2021
  • Summer Holidays - Monday 26th July - Wednesday 1st September  2021
  • Preschool back open on Thursday 2nd September 2021

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