Our Approach to Covid

Here at Rising Stars Romford we do everything we can in our setting to keep children, staff and parents safe from Covid-19. Our approach to Covid-19 is detailed below, but please feel free to contact us if you have any specific questions.

Our Approach to Access

  • Parents do not access the building to minimize the number of people accessing the nursery.
  • Visitors to the site are strictly limited and controlled and any such visits usually take place out of hours when possible.

Our Approach to Nursery

  • A house keeper has been employed specifically to keep the nursery clean
  • Children are organised into small groups within the setting. These small groups or ‘bubbles’ will not mix during the day.
  • Staff work in strict bubbles at all times including during breaks – to avoid cross contamination between staff.
  • Some activities and toys have been changed to avoid certain transmissible products being used.
  • Specific controls are in place if anyone displays coronavirus symptoms to protect those around them and to keep individuals safe.
  • Additional signage is in place to encourage adherence to best practice.
  • We encourage ventilation by keeping windows open whenever possible.
  • Extensive staff training is provided on all aspects of managing Covid19 in the workplace.
  • Outdoor spaces are used by different bubbles at different times of the day and cleaning takes place after each visit.
  • Staff have been trained on infection control as well as the government standard operating procedures and applicable risk assessments.

Our Approach to Sanitisation

  • Sanitiser is provided at all entrances and throughout the building.
  • Specialist cleaning products are used which protect against Covid-19. The product kills 99.99% of all viruses including Covid19 and bacteria.
  • Stainless steel commercial kitchens used at all sites to promote high standards of hygiene.
  • Staff and children wash their hands more regularly and children are given support to ensure this is done properly.
  • There is increased cleaning taking place and all touch points throughout the building are cleaned many times each day.
  • We promote good respiratory hygiene using the catch it, bin it, kill it approach
  • All bedding and many other materials are laundered on a daily basis.

Together we can continue to allow our children to flourish, while keeping everyone involved with our setting as safe as possible.

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