COVID-19

Here’s what we’re doing to keep our nursery safe in 2020

For the latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19) visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

One-way traffic at drop off and pick up

Children will enter via the garden gate at drop off. Children will exit via the main lobby doors at pick up. At pick up, children will be escorted out of the building individually by a key worker. Please wait outside in the forecourt and maintain social distancing at pick up and drop off times.  If you want to speak to a key worker, please wait until all children have been collected. 

Minimal handling of belongings

Help us minimise staff handling of your child’s belongings, by putting lunch boxes, snack pots and water bottles on the silver trolley at drop off in the morning. Collect them from the same trolley at pick up. Please use the hand sanitiser provided

Fewer people on premises 

Parents, carers and siblings, please avoid coming into the premises wherever possible. If your child is settled and confident at drop off, please say goodbye at the gate.  

If your child is settling in, or needs more parent support, do come into the garden with them and maintain social distancing from others (children are free to play, we just ask adults to distance).  

If your child is settling in, do accompany them inside the building if necessary. Wear a face covering when inside, and use hand sanitiser frequently. 

Social distancing 

Outside of nursery, including at pick up and drop off time, we ask parents to practice social distancing.    For the hours that they are at nursery, children are allowed to play with their friends as normal.  

Hand washing and hygiene

Children will be supported to wash their hands more frequently than usual. This includes when they arrive at nursery; each time they come in from outside; before eating or drinking; after using the toilet; after sneezing, coughing, or blowing their nose.  

As always, we will continue to support children to practice good hygiene at a developmentally appropriate level. We only eat our own snacks and drink our own drinks, we catch our sneezes with our elbows.  

Packed lunches and snacks

We ask that children bring their own snack in a box, lunch in a box and water in a bottle. We can provide rice cakes, breads sticks, water, and milk at snack and mealtimes. To limit food handling, we will not provide cut fruit or other prepared snacks this term. 

Sickness policy

If your child is unwell, do not send them to nursery.  

If your child, yourself, or someone else in your household shows symptoms of Covid-19, do not send your child to nursery, stay home and arrange for a test. All members of the household must isolate until the results of the test are known.  

If your child, yourself, or someone else in your household tests positive for Covid-19, all members of the household must self-isolate for 14 days.  

Here is the latest government advice on Managing Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Childcare and Educational Settings.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us

lakestreetnursery@outlook.com
01865 727939