Moving forward together
The government has mapped out its plan for children to return to school. Whilst this plan is subject to change, the below attempts to answer some of your questions you may have about this. As always we are here to support you in any way we can. Please feel free to message us through text or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call with any questions that are not answered below.
Q. I am worried about my child returning. What should I do?
A. we completely understand the some parents and some children will be anxious about coming back to school. This has been an extremely difficult time. If you are concerned, please contact the nursery to speak to someone. We will be calling all parents the week before we come back to answer any questions.
Q. what happens if there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in the nursery?
A. Ofsted would be informed and we would be following the guidelines provided by the government, this may include closing briefly to allow the nursery to be disinfected. You will contacted by the trace and test service to be tested for coronavirus
Q. Does my child need to wear a mask and gloves?
A. No. The medical evidence is clear that a mask and gloves do not provide protection when people are together for a long period of time. We would also say they should not be worn as this will make it a very distressing environment for children as well as seriously impact on children’s ability to communicate. Any child wearing a mask or gloves will be asked to take this off.
Q. Will staff be wearing mask and gloves in the nursery?
A. No. for the same reason above, nursery staff will not be wearing gloves and mask in the nursery. The only time this will be used is if staff are either in contact with people for a short period of time, for example on the gate in the morning or when children’s nappy are being changed and when handling food.
Q. What if my child has symptoms of coronavirus?
A. If your child has symptoms of coronavirus – high fever, new continuous cough – please arrange a test through the Test and Trace services and follow their advice for yourself and family. While you are waiting for the results, you will need to keep your child at home and follow the guidance on self- isolation
Q. What if I have symptoms of coronavirus?
A. if you are showing any symptoms of coronavirus, please do not come to nursery. You will need to arrange a Test and Trace service and follow their advice for yourself and family. while you are waiting for the results, you will need to keep your child at home and follow the guidance on self- isolation
Q. What if someone in my house has symptoms of coronavirus?
A. If anyone in your house has symptoms of coronavirus, you must arrange a test through the Test and Trace service and follow their advice. Please do not come to nursery during this time.
Q. What are we doing to make sure children are safe?
A. we have put in place a whole range of measures to keep children safe. We have published a separate documents outlining everything that we are doing. It includes clear processes for anyone with coronavirus symptoms including isolation and PPE; regular handwashing and respiratory hygiene; lessons for children on handwashing and keeping themselves safe.
Q. what would happen if my child becomes unwell in the setting?
A. Your child would be moved away from other children and cared for separately with appropriately adult supervision and you would be contact to collect your child immediately.
Ilford local Test and Trace Centre
1 Mildmay Road Ilford Ig1 1HW or call 111
Note: There is also mobile testing in Redbridge and at home test available.
East Ham Local Test and Trace
175 – 179 Plashet Grove E6 1BX