Coronavirus Updates

Thanks you to all parents and carers for your patience yesterday whilst we organised which children can and cannot continue to attend our nursery from Monday 23rd March.

 

We hope that we have now been in contact with everybody. If not and you are unsure if your child can come to the nursery or not on Monday please contact us and we will clarify if your child meets 'vulnerable child' criteria or you are classed as a 'key worker'.

 

We will continue to open as normal from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday for those children.

 

In order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus into our nursery we are changing the way children are dropped off and collected each day. We hope you will understand the importance of following the new guidelines and thank you all for your patience and understanding at this very difficult time.

 

 

TO ALL PARENTS AND CARERS

 

CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

 

TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN OUR NURSERY WE ARE TAKING THE FOLLOWING PRECATIONS 

 

FROM MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020 A STAFF MEMBER WILL COLLECT AND RETURN YOUR CHILD AT THE DOOR.

 

DROP OFF

 

DROP OFF 7AM TO 8AM: PLEASE RING PRE-SCHOOL BUZZER.

DROP OFF AFTER 8AM: PLEASE RING YOUR CHILD’S ROOM BUZZER.

 

HOME TIME

 

COLLECTION BEFORE 5PM: PLEASE RING YOUR CHILD’S ROOM BUZZER.

COLLECTION BETWEEN 5PM AND 6PM: PLEASE RING PRE-SCHOOL BUZZER.

 

 

YOUR CO-OPERATION AND PATIENCE IS MUCH APPRECIATED

 

We will be making every effort today to contact parents regarding your child's place with us. However, please call us as soon as possible  if you believe you are entitled to access childcare under the key worker and vulnerable child criteria.

 

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/news/letter-minister-education-education-sector

Letter from Minister of Education to education sector 19 March 2020

 

Key workers are those who are maintaining essential public services during the Covid-19 response.  The definition of key worker will be flexible and dependant on the circumstance and requirements over the course of this critical period.  There will be flexibility shown on the definition of key workers to ensure all those who need support receive it. The list is not prescriptive.  However, to give some guidance the following outlines the broad categories of what would be defined as a key worker;

 

• Health and Social Care. This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social   workers, home carers and staff required to maintain our health and social care sector

• Education and childcare. This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who will remain active during the Covid-19 response

• Public safety and national security.  This includes civilians and officers in the police (including key contractors), Fire and Rescue Service, prison service and other national security roles

• Transport. This will include those keeping air, water, road and rail transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response

• Utilities and Communication.  This includes staff needed for oil, gas, electricity and water (including sewage) and primary industry supplies, to continue during the Covid-19 response, as well as key staff in telecommunications, post and delivery, services and waste disposal

• Food and other necessary goods.  This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution and sale, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (e.g hygiene, medical etc)

• Other workers essential to delivering key public services

• Key national and local government including those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response

 

The aim is to keep the number of pupils coming into schools to a minimum.  However, there will need to be some flexibility to ensure our key workers are supported.  It is impossible to assess at this stage what the exact demand will be in relation to the number of key worker children who will need to attend school.  Therefore we will monitor this closely, working with schools and other providers over the course of next week and to help make further decisions around staffing and other requirements moving forward.

 

 

With Coronavirus becoming more and more critical across the world, we wanted to keep you update to date on what you can do to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

 

Here's some information on Coronavirus in places of education.

Take a look at the PDF below with the latest information we have from the Early Years team at Lincolnshire.

 

 

 

 

This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice

As of 10 March, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated advice about travel to Italy. The FCO is currently advising:

·         against all but essential travel to Italy

·         against all travel to Hubei Province, in China

·         against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China

·         against all travel to the cities of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan in South Korea

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not currently advising against travel to any other country/territory as a result of COVID-19.

The latest travel advice can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Updated advice for travellers returning from Italy

On 10 March, Public Health England updated its travel advice for travellers returning from Italy. The advice can be found here:

·         https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:

·         https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/20/what-is-self-isolation-and-why-is-it-important/

The importance of hygiene 

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

·         https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

·         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport. 

Educational resources

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.

Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:

·         https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

Department for Education coronavirus helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UKPRN) available when calling the helpline.

Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

·         https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Guidance for educational settings:

·         https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

·         https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Educational resources:

·        https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources

·         https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools

Latest Department for Education information:

·         https://twitter.com/educationgovuk

·         https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

 
     
 

 

Contact Us

Lilliput Day Nursery

12 High Street

Spalding

PE11 1TW

 

Tel: 01775 766130

 

Make an enquiry using our Contact Form.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 7AM - 6PM

 

News

Return to Nursery - Following the government annoucement, please contact us if you plan to return your child to nursery W/C 1st June. 

Key Worker Spaces Available - We have spaces available for vulnerable children and children of 'key workers'.

Coronovirus Updates - We will continue to open as normal from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday if your child meets 'vulnerable child' criteria or you are classed as a 'key worker'.

5 stars from the Food, Health and Safety team - We were inspected by the Food, Health and Safety team on 8th May 2019 and were awarded 5 stars.

We have free places available for two year olds for 15 hours a week during term time. Contact us to see if you are eligible.

We also have free places available for children aged 3 - 5 years. Please Contact us for further information.

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