After the Summer Break children will be returning to their normal hours and days and will be staying to lunch if that is part of their booked sessions. We will be going into setting via the back garden gate and sanitising hands on arrival.
.We want to be outside as much as possible, so come prepared for the weather. If it’s raining, wear wellies and puddle suits. Bring a bag of spare clothes & indoor shoes. All bags (essential items inside only please) should be named with a large label on the outside
HEALTH: By bringing your child into pre-school, you are confirming that they, and everyone else in your household is 100% well.
If, for example, a member of the household has a cold but the child does not, the child could carry the virus and pass is to a friend at pre-school. A child developing a temperature or a cough at pre-school will be isolated with a staff member in full PPE awaiting collection by a parent and they will need a Covid test.
If we have any positive Covid cases of a person that has been in pre-school, we will have to close for 14 days, so keeping illness away from Daisy-Chain, the children, staff and parents is paramount.
ARRIVAL & COLLECTION: is via the garden gate, the car park side of the building. As there will be higher pedestrian use, can drivers please be vigilant when moving around the car park.
Most schools have varied drop off & collection times and we know many children have siblings at school. In order to accommodate this, we have a flexible drop off & collection. We will open from 8.50 for an early drop off if you need it, or drop off late, whichever is most convenient. Children can be collected early, or 3.15 at the latest. Please keep to your designated hours though, or you may incur an additional fee. If you will be collecting after 3pm, please let us know at drop off so that we are aware.
LUNCH: When your little one is ready to start staying for lunch, they will need it pre-packed into a named lunch box. Please try and make sure that your child can open the containers inside by themselves if at all possible.
We are attaching our lunch policy for lunch ideas and for our procedures.
‘System of controls’ This is the set of actions early years settings must take. They are outlined in more detail below.
1) minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend settings
2) clean hands thoroughly more often than usual
3) ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
4) introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
5) minimise contact between groups where possible
6) where necessary, wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
Numbers 1 to 4 must be in place in all settings, all the time.
Number 5 must be properly considered, and settings must put in place measures that suit their particular circumstances.
Number 6 applies in all specific circumstances.
Response to any infection:
7) engage with the NHS Test and Trace process
8) manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the setting community
9) contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice
10) notify Ofsted
Numbers 7 to 10 must be followed in every case where they are relevant
If you would like to read our Covid Information Leaflet ask in setting.