We will be doing our very best to keep the children, their families and staff safe and well during the coming months but we all must remain vigilant in the current situation.Mrs Homer
This page was last updated on 20th February, 2020.
Throughout the spring term so far, we have welcomed back many children and will continue to remain open for all Duckling children. We would love to have more children join us in the coming weeks and please don’t hesitate in contacting Mrs Homer should you require any advice or further information regarding this.
We have heard from the Prime Minister that there is a plan for schools to be fully reopened from Monday 8th March provided that the scientific data supports this. We are sure that all parents, teachers and everyone involved in education will be incredibly relieved and pleased when that day comes.
I would like to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of my Duckling staff. They spend their hours playing, teaching, providing personal care, cuddling, comforting and laughing, making each little Duckling feel happy and safe. As well as this they clean, sweep, mop, and sterilize once and then they do it again and then again and then again all day every day. Thank you for the 100% commitment and dedication you give to all the children at Ducklings.
Please be reassured that we will continue to follow all government guidelines and I will keep you updated with any further information as soon as I receive it. If you are not attending Ducklings at this time these updates will be posted on the Duckling Website.
We will continue with a one-way system in and out of nursery, 2 metre social distancing, only one family in the cloakroom at a time and masks must be worn at all times on the school premises. The nursery will be open from 7.30 for breakfast and the last collection time will be 4.30 rather than the later time of 5.30.
We currently are not offering hot lunches and I envisage this service will not resume until the summer term. Keeping our children, families and staff safe and well is paramount at this time and I thank you all for your continued support and care.
If you are concerned about the safety of your children at nursery during this time, please read the information we have been sent by the Early Years Alliance, which explains our point of view perfectly.
Any updates will be sent via text message and also posted here.
In line with Government recommendations, we are open for all children who choose to return, with strict measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety. These include and are not limited to:
- increased hand washing
- a one-way system for dropping children off
- staggered drop off and collection times
- removing some of the resources we are unable to sanitise regularly
- key groups of 5 children assigned to one adult
- regular cleaning of the nursery and resources
- adults wearing masks at drop off and pick up
We also ask from you that:
- Your child stays at home for 10 days if someone else in your house has a temperature or a new cough
- You wear a mask when dropping off or collecting your children
- You do not travel to nursery on public transport
- You stay 2 metres apart from other adults and children
- Your child stays at home for 7 days if they have a temperature or a new cough.
If you have any questions about the measures we have in place, do ask (see our contact page). We can assure you the safety of you, your children and the staff working here are our top priority at this unprecedented time.