Firstly, we would like to thank you for all your for the wishes of support, love, and appreciation throughout the duration of the pandemic. It has been a difficult and uncertain time we have all found ourselves in, however the unity of our community has been humbling.
With that in mind we wanted to give you a brief update in regards to our phased reopening.
Since the beginning of lockdown we have been carefully planning and working out ways that the preschool can reopen in the safest way possible. The safety of our children and our staff is of the upmost importance to us and therefore the decision to reopen is not one we have taken lightly.
We are currently planning to reopen to a smaller number of children the week commencing 22nd June, in line with the Government's plan for schools and early years settings. Currently that means we will be reopening to those starting school in September, vulnerable children and those with an EHCP.
We have a range of plans in place to make the phased return as safe as possible. These include:
- Smaller groups, only 12 per session. With those groups divided into two separate groups. Each group of twelve will attend for two consecutive days with a day for deep cleaning in between.
- These groups will stay together at all times with the same members of staff.
- We will close on a Wednesday to allow for a deep clean between sessions.
- Temperatures of children & staff will be taken on entry and at regular intervals throughout the day.
For more detailed information on our phased return plans please do not hesitate to get in touch, we will be more than happy to chat to you about it.
We are all greatly looking forward to being able to welcome the children back into preschool. During this difficult time transition back into setting may be daunting for some children. This is to be expected for all of us. We would like to assure you that all the staff at preschool will do everything in our ability to ensure that all children have plenty of time and a loving environment to restart their school environment. We will, as always, communicate with you fully, openly and promptly as plans evolve and change as more information from the government becomes available.