Nursery life will feel different and this is expected to be for a while but we have adjusted to this new environment and commenced training our staff with fresher inductions which include the latest Covid 19 operational procedures.
Importance of Hand Washing – Good hygiene and handwashing is essential and very important. We will carry on teaching all of our children the importance of hand washing. We will be using lots of fun experiences to teach them through singing, stories and understanding when they need to wash their hands for example before meal times, after using the bathroom, coming in from the garden
Coronavirus Risk Assessment – We have carried out a comprehensive and thorough risk assessment as required by government due to coronavirus. Ensuring that all of our children’s and staff health and well being is our focus during the return to nursery. Please login into our Parental Login on our website to view Coronavirus Risk Assessment.
Infection Control – We follow strict infection control policy and procedures in all of our settings. Please login into our Parental Login on our website to view our policies and procedures pages to view our updates due to the coronavirus.
Safe Distancing in Nursery – We have implemented new systems for families when dropping off and collecting their children. We have made changes to our indoor and outdoor environments to keep children and staff within a safe distance of each other. Please view our short video on facebook
The following guidance is from the NHS:
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
- If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
- Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus
- Urgent advice:Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you’re worried about your symptoms
- you’re not sure what to do
- Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service
- Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.
Babies and children
- Call 111 if you’re worried about a baby or child under 5.
- If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there’s something seriously wrong, call 999.