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Summer Term 2020
Nursery will be opening again on Monday June 1st for the children of our key workers and our older year group. Initially there is very limited space each day to ensure we can work within the government guidelines and keep everyone safe. We are working closely with our BCC Advisor and keeping up to date with any changes announced. We have put in place new procedures and risk assessments which will be sent to all our returning parents. Please make sure you read them carefully.
We are very much looking forward to seeing some of you again and chatting with the children to find out what they have been doing during lockdown. We understand this has been a strange time for everyone and we hope to gently ease the children back into nursery, explaining the changes and the new ways in which the nursery will be run. We will reinforce the handwashing message throughout the day, whilst engaging the children in a variety of activities.
We hope the lovely weather will continue so we can be outside and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.
Our drop off and pick up routine has changed in line with Covid 19 advice. Parents/carers will be asked upon arrival if their child has any Covid 19 symptoms and a note will be made of their response in the register. Children will be welcomed to nursery at the gate where there will be a handwashing station. Children need to wash their hands for 20 seconds before entering the Nursery. Parents/carers will not be allowed to enter the Nursery. Parents are asked to observe the 2 metre social distancing rule at drop off and pick up. Children will again be asked to wash their hands when leaving the nursery. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please follow government guidance and stay home if anyone in your household, develops a temperature or cough, isolating for 14 days. Symptoms are:
- A high temperature (37.8,degrees and above)
- A new, continuous cough
- A loss of taste and smell
Please follow social distancing advice and keep your distance to protect all those who are most vulnerable.
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
For further information please click on the following link:
Let's Try To Keep The Germs Away!
We always teach the children to cough into the crook of their elbows to keep their hands clean and stop the spread of germs. As there are a lot of colds and coughs around we thought it would be good for everyone to practise this at home too.
Please take a look at the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service (BFIS) website for information on a range of topics relating to family life, from childcare, local services, education and family centres, to health, money and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
The service offers open-access sessions and health services for early years children and parents from a network of 16 family centres across the county. It also offers a range of support for parents with children aged up to 19 years. For more information on all the BFIS has to offer click on the following link:
Hungry Little Minds
Your child's brain grows fastest during the first 5 years of life. As a parent, you play a huge role in feeding your child's mind and helping them to communicate. The government has launched an initiative called Hungry Little Minds which is designed to provide information and ideas to support your child's development at home. We hope you will find this information helpful and interesting. The website can be accessed via the following link:
Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for Early Years providers to help them improve the education they provide for 3 and 4 year-olds in need. Please use the following link to check and see if your child may be eligible to receive this additional funding.