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Childcare Flowchart

Here is a useful flowchart from Notts CC showing childcare options for keyworkers.

Week 1 Activities - Frogs!

** This has been emailed to parents along with attachments which we can't easily post on here! ** Hi there everyone, we hope you are all keeping safe in these scary times, we are missing you all. Each Wednesday I plan to send out some more ideas for activities, to keep our children busy This week FROGS (not an exhaustive list) 1. Can you sort through your books at home and find as many stories with frogs in as you can ? (Sharing stories and talking about the picture, sequencing the story) 2. Google with your grown ups to find out about frogs, where they live, different frogs from different countries. Explore the life cycle of a frog. (or the old fashioned way and use encyclopedias, factual

Update 4 for Parents - Coronavirus

Dear Parents Thank you all for your responses to our email yesterday regarding keyworkers and children potentially requiring Playgroup's help with childcare over the coming weeks. For those parents who we have been back in touch with, please do keep us informed on your shifts / days so we can make appropriate arrangements regarding staffing. We are checking this email ( ) regularly. As you will appreciate, we are in an ever changing situation, and Playgroup's team is fully committed to helping all our families as best we can during this challenging time. Keep an eye on the blog section of our website and our facebook page (@tollertonpl

Update 3 for Parents - Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Carers, Further to yesterday’s email, Playgroup will close as of Monday to most of our children. We appreciate this is a hugely difficult and worrying time for everyone and would like to thank you for bearing with us whilst we work through the logistical issues these guidelines are giving us. The Department of Education has now issued further guidance regarding the definitions of the critical workers. If you think you fall into the category of a key worker (see link below), then as a matter of urgency, can you please provide the following details: a) the occupation of both parents b) If you consider that you fall into the category of a critical worker, please te

Update 2 for Parents - Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Carers, As you are no doubt aware by now, the Government yesterday announced that all schools, colleges and early years settings will close from Monday 23rd March 2020 for the foreseeable future, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children. At present, we have no detailed information on the definitions of these categories, although we expect guidance to be issued shortly. In the meantime, can we ask, that if you consider yourself in one of these categories (NHS staff, police, provide support for the vulnerable, social workers, probation officers, teachers and school staff, delivery drivers) please get in contact with us as soon as possible. We need to establ

Update 1 for Parents - Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Carers, We would like to give you an update on the coronavirus following the latest news yesterday from the government. As the country moves from the containment phase to the delay phase of the disease, it is important that we follow the advice we are given to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19. In light of this, from today (Friday 13th March 2020), please do not bring your child to playgroup if they have a new continuous cough or a temperature, no matter how mild. They must not come to playgroup and must self-isolate for 7 days. In addition, if you yourself have these symptoms, please do not come into playgroup. Children who arrive at playgroup with or de

News round-up!

We’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently, but that doesn’t mean our tots have been! This term, the children have been busy with the theme of “growing and changing.” They’ve enjoyed exploring this topic indoors and out, through crafts, stories, activities and general play. The onset of spring once again brought opportunities to make bird feeders and spot which of our feathered friends were hungriest! We’re also busy making a greenhouse… made from around 70 sturdy plastic drink bottles! So if you have any – pure fruit juice types are ideal – they would be gratefully received! We’re also on the hunt for chocolate eggs for our fundraising raffle which will be held at the end of term. So if

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