Letter to Parents
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ARE BEING UPDATED CONSTANTLY AND THAT THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED BELOW WILL CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS.
We would advise that we are in consultation with the Local Authority and central Government on our plans to ensure that children are invited back at the right time and when we can offer you, as parents and carers, the reassurances you will need that your child will be as safe as possible.
Please understand that all Nurseries are unique in that each has a different type of building, sizes of classrooms, layouts and availability of staff due to illness or shielding so each individual Nursery will need to think carefully about their approach which means that this may be different in different schools.
We would like to advise you that:
- We will bring children in gradually through a phased approach.
- We will make sure that measures are in place for hand washing and hygiene and will do the best we can to operate social distancing, but this cannot always be guaranteed, particularly in Early Years settings.
- We will carefully check how things go and may have to change arrangements as we go along, but we will keep you informed.
- We will hold an inset day on 1st June 2020 to allow for planning a gradual return for some children to make sure the building is as safe as possible and to train staff on the new arrangements, including arrangements for health and safety.
- We will close at 12pm each Friday to allow for a thorough cleaning of the building and its contents and for staff to prepare lessons.
- We will use our best endeavours to bring more children into Nursery over the coming weeks whilst prioritising everyone’s health and well-being and being guided by Government advice and guidance for when it is safe to do so.
We do appreciate that this may cause further frustration and anxiety for those families that need childcare so that they are able to return to work as soon as possible. We ask that you continue to be patient and work with us and appreciate that these measures are to ensure your family remains safe.
We would like to thank you for your kindness, understanding and ongoing patience at this very difficult time and would advise that we will update you as soon as we can when plans progress on the next steps in Bolton.
Miss N McDonagh - Headteacher