This is where you will find information about how school is running due to the COVID-19 virus. It will be updated regularly with all new developments from the government and local authority.
Most importantly this is how we need to be in school to keep everyone safe and healthy.
COVID-19 SITE ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Drop off & Collection RoutineNursery children should be brought to site by no more than 1 adult. Please come down the right side of the drive and go back up on the other side. Make sure you keep a 2 metre distance from other parents and carers at all times. Children will be taken into school by a member of staff one at a time.
Children of nursery age are not able to socially distance themselves from one another and it is essential for them to play together. The group sizes in which they mix have, however been greatly reduced and the environment has been heavily adapted to reduce risk. Stringent cleaning and hand-washing regimes are in place. Children are being encouraged to spend as much time outdoors as possible, in keeping with our ethos and COVID-19 government guidelines. Please ensure you have supported your child to apply a factor 50 sun-cream before arriving at nursery. Even on the most dull day the UV factor is often very high at this time of the year.
Clothing & Children’s Possessions
Where possible, please ensure that your child’s clothes are washed with a powder detergent at 60 degrees Celsius each day on return home from nursery. Please try to ensure that children do not bring any unnecessary toys or other possessions into school as this can increase the risk of infection spread. We appreciate this may be challenging when children have items that sooth transition, particularly when they may have been out of school for some time. Please discuss this with us if it proves to be difficult. Children should not wear face masks in school.
Keeping in Touch
Parents and carers of children in the group will be informed if another child or the designated member of staff is being tested for Covid-19.
If you need to talk to a member of our team, we are here to help. We are encouraging contact via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the telephone 0121 6753421 to support social distancing.
Here are some useful links to Birmingham City Council support services during this time.