PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE PRESCHOOL IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER HAS A COUGH OR A HIGH TEMPERATURE
We are now open again for all children to attend. If you need a place for the summer term, or for September or beyond, please contact us:
Riverside Nursery School - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Plan
I would like to reassure parents that we are following all current official guidelines regarding precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. We are asking for your co-operation to ensure these guidelines are followed in order to protect staff, children, and their families from contracting the virus and passing it on to vulnerable people. We have adults and children who are in the ‘High Risk’ category at the preschool, and will therefore be following the advice closely.
The below plan applies from now until we receive further official advice.
As of 20th April, after the Easter holidays, we will only be open to children of key people and front line staff, any children specified by Herts County Council, and any vulnerable children in our care.
Check the .gov website to check who is a key worker: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
We will remain open unless:
In order to limit the number of people coming into the preschool, we will be asking that parents drop off at the main door and do not come inside the building. Staff will bring children in, help them with their coats and bags, and ensure they wash their hands before coming into the main hall. We will taking every child’s temperature on entry to preschool and at lunch time.
We will continue to wash the children’s hands regularly. We already do this before they eat, if they have cleaned/touched snotty noses, or after playing in the garden. We will add washing hands if they have been holding hands with others and at arrival at the preschool.
As with arrival, we will be asking parents not to come into the building. We will get your child ready and bring them to the main door for you to collect.
In addition to our current policies, we will be following the below guidelines until further notice:
Please follow the link to the NHS website at the bottom of this letter for up to date advice
We must adhere to legal minimum child to adult ratios. If staff members are unable to come in to work our plan is as follows
If we cannot find an adult to stay and help, we will have to reduce the number of children attending to ensure we remain within the legal ratios.
If more than three staff members are off at the same time, we will have no choice but to close the preschool temporarily.
Please be assured that we know how important childcare is for parents, particularly working parents, and will do all we can to remain open. We are all working parents too.
If you have any questions please do get in touch.
All the staff at Riverside.
Guidelines for Educational Settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19
Last Updated: 19/03/2020 - 14:30