I hope you all had a good weekend and rest after all we did last week.
This week I want to share you a few websites, this first one is from the NHS regarding looking after Children’s Wellbeing during this time, Children may display worry in different ways so please do look out for any changes.
The Second Website is for Children’s Oral Health, the Community Dental Health Services which also has a family fun page to help you and your children with their Oral Health.
Well, last week we had two Bubbles in and, despite the heat, we had great fun.
The staff have completed some Hygge training during lock down and we have been implementing this into our day. Last week we had a station out for seed planting if the children wanted to join in, the children enjoyed getting the pots ready and choosing their seeds to plant, we look forward to watching these grow. This led to interesting conversations about where some of our food comes from. We had some wonderful mark making going on outside, full of colour and the children decided to use the squares of the slabs to create with. We had some down time with meditation, where we went on a wonderful underwater dolphin adventure.
We can’t wait to tell you what we have been up to this week
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Tuesday 17th March
I’m sure most of you are aware of the changes the Government has put in place yesterday for the Coronavirus outbreak.
Once again, we just want to reassure you that we are following all the government guidelines, as well as introducing our own procedures.
The new guidelines are as follows:
If you or anyone else in your household has either a High Temperature or a New Continuous Cough then you should all stay home for 14 days.
We are also asking if your child is unwell due to other illnesses to keep them at home, we do need to make sure staff stay well during this time to enable Pre-School to remain open.
If you feel the need to take your child out of Pre-School we completely understand and respect your decision, your child’s sessions will remain open for when you wish them to return. We will however need to keep in contact with you, this is for safeguarding purposes, we will do this via email or telephone. Please let us know if you are taking your child out of Pre-School for the time being.
We are in the process of putting together home learning activities and packages for those keeping their children at home, it will be important to keep going with their learning so they are ready for School.
We will keep you informed of any changes via email, telephone, Facebook or our website.
Once again we wish to reassure you that we are doing all we can during this time and want to reduce the worries children may have.
Becky and the Pre-School Team
Coronavirus Response 16th March
We want to reassure and inform you all about the measures in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
To enable us to stay open we need to ALL make sure we follow the guidelines set by the government and also will be introducing new procedures of our own. We do not want the children to be worried/fearful during this time so all we do will be adapted to suit the children.
At this age children pick up a lot of illnesses and it is always important to be aware of how your child feels, we do ask that if your child is unwell they do not attend Pre-School because they will not be well enough to follow our busy routine and they may pass it onto other children or staff.
The recommendations for Coronavirus-(COVID19) are if you/your child has a fever please stay at home for 7 days; A temperature more than 37.5˚C is considered a fever.
If you have a dry persistent cough also stay at home for 7 days.
What we are doing
As we said above we are following all the guidelines set out by the government, these may change and we will let you know when they do.
At Pre-School we have always taught the importance of handwashing and disposing of tissues, this will be continued.
As from Monday during drop off and pick up times we will be asking all parents/carers to drop their child off at the door and wait outside for collection (please don’t be concerned as this is also good practice for all when they move onto Foundation).
Children will then be asked to wash their hands on entering and leaving Pre-School as well as the normal times such as after toileting, being outside, after certain play and snack/lunch time.
We know that this may take extra time, we will do our best to make this as easy as possible. If you need to speak with a member of staff please let us know and someone will be with you as soon as they can.
Our cleaning routine will be a vigorous as ever.
If we are told we need to close we will be setting out a list of activities for you to do at home so your child doesn’t fall behind on their learning. This will be done via email as it will be the only way we can get it to you. This will be explained more if/when the time comes.
I hope this all makes sense, any questions please do get in contact. I’m sure if we all work together and look out for each other we will make this worrying time less so.
Becky and the Pre-School Team
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