We are pleased to confirm that the Government expects English Nurseries to be able to welcome most children back to nursery from the 1st June.
The latest scientific evidence indicates that COVID-19 appears to affect young children less often and with less severity. The role of children in transmission is unclear, but it seems likely that they do not play a significant role.
The Department for Education has recently published guidance which, when followed, will allow nurseries to care for children safely and minimise the risk of transmission of the coronavirus.
We have taken our time to read, discuss and understand the guidance from Public Health England and the Department for Education and as such, have prepared a Safe Operating Procedures and Risk Assessment document for use internally and also to share with our parents and family community so they can themselves understand and participate in safe practice to mitigate the risk of spread.
We have always emphasised health and safety for our children and staff in our settings. Here is an update from our CEO Cary Rankin covering details of our Safe Operation Procedures.
Please also see our live FAQ’s (below) which covers a range of topics and will be updated as new questions arise.
We would be grateful if you could kindly complete the survey which advises us of any changes to your child’s needs or routines.
We are very grateful for your support during this time, and we look forward to welcoming our children and families back to the nursery, where you are happy to return. We understand this has been a difficult time for children and parents, and we look forward to seeing you all.
We would also like to take this opportunity to further recognise and thank our fantastic team members, who have continued to provide care and education for the children of key workers and vulnerable children throughout lockdown.