FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AHEAD OF RE-OPENING
We understand that you may have questions regarding the re-opening of our nursery and may be concerned about the safety of your children. The FAQs below have been designed to help you answer some of these questions, but feel free to contact us for further clarification.
We take your family’s and our staff’s safety very seriously at First Nursery. We will reinstate the Coronavirus procedures that were in place before the lockdown according to Government guidelines. We all need to work together to ensure our own safety and that of others. These measures are listed below:
- temperature checks upon arrival and again in the afternoon for all children and staff members
- anyone with a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius will be asked to leave the nursery
- families awaiting their temperature check will be asked to maintain social distancing
- PPE in use for staff carrying out temperature checks and, as always, when handling bodily fluids
- thorough hand hygiene for all
- enhanced cleaning of all areas and especially touchpoints
- parents will be asked to drop and collect from a designated area only
- careful monitoring of the health of children
- visitors will only be allowed entry to complete business critical tasks and will be required to follow our procedures
When we re-open, our staff will be glad to discuss any questions you have about these measures and how to follow them.
We ask all families to respect social distancing when arriving at the nursery for drop off and collection, especially when awaiting temperature checks.
Given the challenges of social distancing within a nursery setting, we will do all we can to follow the guidelines by:
- monitoring our occupancy carefully
- avoiding the movement of children and staff between rooms or within communal spaces such as shared dining spaces
- using outdoor areas as much as possible
- spending time in key groups
- each room working independently of other age groups
- repurposing of spaces and amending break schedules as needed to accommodate smaller groups
- staff members will have designated rooms as well as key children
Testing was made available for key workers. Any staff member who wishes to access a test can do so. We will regularly share information with our staff members on how they can book tests and we will support them as needed or desired.
The evidence to support the use of masks, or not, is limited. At First Nursery, staff who will carry out temperature checks will wear medical grade face masks, which will be replaced for each session of temperature taking. Staff within rooms with children will not wear face masks in accordance with government guidance. This way the children will be provided with a more familiar environment and can be reassured by familiar faces and friendly smiles at all times, which will be very much needed given the uncertainty and changes they deal with.