The information below is a summary of our Temporary Operational Policy: In addition to the above we have been guided by the Department for Education, Local Authorities, OFSTED and other research.
Staff teams are responsible for regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that are frequently touched by children and adults. These include high-risk contact areas such as door handles and doors, phones, keyboards, light switches, taps, toilet flushes, sinks, countertops, handrails and bannisters, shared PCs & iPads.
Children will be supported to ensure they wash their hands properly. Children use antibacterial gel or wash their hands on entering & leaving the building. They wash their hands at regular intervals during the day, particularly when coming in from outside, before and after eating and using the toilets.
Each area has designated access to toilets. We have provided more toilets and hand washing facilities for outside space. Toilet areas are cleaned frequently throughout the day in accordance with Government guidelines.
Parents are asked to arrive with some kind of face covering to the setting. One parent/carer only should be present when dropping-off and collecting. Parents should follow social distancing when waiting to drop off or collect your child, and not to form clusters at the entrance/walkways etc
We are currently operating a collection process whereby parents call a dedicated phoneline in order to collect their child. Parents must be aware of their child’s individual security code and their child will be brought to the front door by a member of management.
‘Settling In’ sessions will be restricted to a single adult coming to nursery when the child attends for a settle. Parent, child and staff meet in a separate area away from other children and staff.