The objective of this plan is to share with parents / carers, staff and Plume Avenue United Reformed Church how the nursery will manage the return of children to nursery, being aware of the ongoing concerns raised by Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Subject to the Government maintaining current guidelines with regard to the opening of early years settings, Plume Avenue Nursery will follow the plan outlined below. This is of course subject to change and to any additional restrictions that may be required by our 'landlords', Plume Avenue United Reformed Church.
Current guidance remains that there is no need to restrict the number of children into smaller groups within the setting, however this also is subject to change. If we have significant staff absence, this may result in reduced opening hours across the week - we still require any member of staff who tests positive for Covid-19 to stay away from nursery until they have negative test results on two consecutive days.
The Nursery Day
Since the reduction of restrictions over the last few months we have almost completely returned to a 'normal' nursery day. We will be concentrating much more on settling the children, observing and playing with them, noting their preferences; what they like and what they don't.
Our requirements from families
We need to emphasise that these rules are followed:
Attendance for nursery will as always be recorded on the register on a daily basis.
Please do not send a child to nursery with any symptom of Covid-19. If you are unsure, err on the safe side, keep them at home and consider getting them a covid test.
If a child appears to have a high temperature we will check them with a non-contact thermometer. If your child has a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above they will need to be collected as soon as possible (or not allowed into nursery if checked upon arrival). Please DO NOT give your child calpol (or similar) if they feel unwell as this may mask Covid-19 symptoms.
In the event of your child becoming unwell at nursery we will not be taking any chances; they will be taken to another room and will wait there until they can be collected. They will need to be collected as quickly as possible. Please ensure your contact details are up to date and phones are kept on.
Extra cleaning is in place across the nursery in line with guidance and this will continue.
Covid -19 Symptoms
If a child or someone in their family is tested for Covid-19 the child must remain at home until the results are received. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to inform the nursery immediately once they get the results, even if they are negative.