The Roberts Day Nursery Services Covid-19 Measures.
The Roberts Day Nursery Services have put a number of measures in place which are regularly reviewed to ensure that as many children as possible can still attend in a safe and welcoming environment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are following government guidance and also looking to Ofsted and EYFS to ensure that safety measures, ratios and bubbles and learning opportunities are in line with best practice and statutory requirements.
Some of the measures we have introduced include (but are not limited to) the following:-
Visiting / attending the Centre
If anyone visiting the centre has been feeling unwell or has any of the following symptoms please do not attend the centre, self-isolate and ring us to let us know:-
- A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you feel unwell or have one of the above symptoms once you are at the centre, please notify a member of staff immediately.
All visitors will be asked to wash their hands following the Government handwashing guidance. We also have sanitisers available throughout the centre. We advise you use your own pen to sign in and out of the building but if you do need one we provide anti-bacterial wipes to clean after use.
Staff, adults and visitors of different households are required to follow the governments social distancing rules at all time while in the centre. Parents will be asked to drop children at the door with some staggered arrivals and departures and will be advised which entrance the children should be dropped at. We realise that this reduces the interaction we can have with parents and encourage them contact us at other times by phone or email to discuss non urgent communication. These measures are in place because we have had to reduce the amount of families in the centre at any one time to allow for social distancing.
In the Nursery
Before, between and after each nursery session/activity – toys and equipment, as well as all regularly touched surfaces will be cleaned with an antibacterial substance. Individual water bottles are available for each child. Children will be allocated to specific groups or bubbles with the same staff staff wherever possible until these restrictions are lifted by the government. These
Staff are following handwashing guidance and supervise children to ensure they wash their hands on entry and more often than usual and discourage them from touching their face. They are using PPE when dealing with incidents of personal care but will not be required to wear a mask except for the following:
- If a child displays symptoms of Covid 19 parents will be contacted and asked to collect their child following DfE guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 . The setting will be deep cleaned and the process of notification of infection will be followed. Resources will be restricted and removed as per government guidelines.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your understanding during these difficult times and let you know that we are looking forward to welcoming you and your children back to Nursery as soon as possible. We are aware that some parents may be worrying about the return to a “new normal” and we are happy to discuss any concerns or worries with you individually.