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Ready for "re-opening"!

We've been open for keyworkers since March, and have been working even harder over the past few weeks to get everything ready for the return of our other children from Monday 1st June. Our risk assessments, protocols and Q&As are all available on the website (posted on 26th May) - in the meantime - here's a sneak peek of what Playgroup will look like from next week. We're looking forward to welcoming you all back!

Week 10 Activities

***Parents/Carers; please check emails for all attachments!*** Hi all Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine ! Happy Half Term !! This week's activities finish our Topic on Traditional Stories, with Noah's Ark ! We're continuing the theme from last week, I've heard lots of stories about water play !!! and seen lots of photos, keep them coming !!! and also keeping up the Rainbow theme, which has been so pertinent at the moment. 1. I'm hoping lots of you have copies of the story (lots of materials online) As always share the story with your child and encourage the children to join in and talk about the animals and the key parts of the story. 2. Water play !! Can you find a "boat" (or food tr

Protocol for Staff

v1 updated 26.05.20 This protocol outlines what we ask of staff during the phased re-opening of Playgroup from 01.06.20. It is based on Government guidance and our detailed risk assessment, which is available to view on our website under the blog section. Please do your very best to follow it so we can ensure our staff, children and families are kept as safe as possible during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your continued support. General: 1. All children and staff coming to Playgroup should avoid all non-essential public transport travel, and outside of Playgroup hours, follow national guidelines for social interaction. If public transport is necessary,

What happens if someone becomes unwell at Playgroup protocol

Version 1 - updated 26.05.20 If anyone becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature at playgroup, they must be sent home and advised to follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection guidance. If a child is awaiting collection, they should be moved, if possible, to a room where they can be isolated, depending on the age of the child and with appropriate adult supervision if required. Ideally, a window should be opened for ventilation. If it is not possible to isolate them, move them to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other people. If they need to go to the toilet while waiting to be collected, they should use a separate bath

Procedures and Protocol for the Kitchen Area

Version 1 - updated 26.05.20 1. Only 1 adult allowed in the kitchen at one time (to maintain 2m social distancing). 2. No bags or coats from home to be left in the kitchen. Either store in the Disabled toilet/ Hideout cupboard. 3. Wash hands for 20 seconds before going into the kitchen. 4. Before any activity in the kitchen, all surfaces must be cleaned. Please use spray and disposable paper towels, not washing up cloth. 5. All cutlery/ plates/ cups to be cleaned before use, unless previously sterilised. 6. All plates, cups etc to be used once, then washed. No drinks to be left unattended on a table, to prevent cross contamination. 7. As with usual food hygiene practices wash all fruit/ v

Handover Protocol to After School Provision

Version 1 - updated 26.05.20 1. All adults to maintain 2m social distancing at all times. 2. Do not enter lobby unless empty. Playgroup is operating staggered entry and departure, there may be parents waiting. 3. The outside of Playgroup will be marked in 2m intervals from the main door to the gate and signed as a reminder for all adults and older children. 4. Inside the furniture has been moved into 3 zones and markings are in place to enable Playgroup children to stay in their “bubbles” and remind adults/ older children of social distancing rules. Please do not move furniture around. NB - It may be useful for Hideout staff to keep children in 1 or 2 zones, as all surfaces/ equipment used m

Effective infection protection and control protocol

Version 1 - updated 26.05.20 There are important actions that children and young people, their parents and those who work with them can take during the coronavirus outbreak, to help prevent the spread of the virus. In all education, childcare and social care settings, preventing the spread of coronavirus involves dealing with direct transmission (for instance, when in close contact with those sneezing and coughing) and indirect transmission (via touching contaminated surfaces). A range of approaches and actions should be employed to do this. These can be seen as a hierarchy of controls that, when implemented, creates an inherently safer system, where the risk of transmission of infection is

What happens if there is a confirmed case of Coronavirus at Playgroup protocol

Version 1 - updated 26.05.20 When a child, or staff member develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus, they should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 7 days. Their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days. All staff and children who are attending playgroup will have access to a test (as they become available) if they display symptoms of coronavirus and are encouraged to get tested in this scenario. Where the child or staff member tests negative, they can return to playgroup and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation. Where the child or staff member tests positive, the bubble/rest of Playgroup should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for

Parent Q&A: phased re-opening of Playgroup from 1st June

Version 1 - updated 25.05.20 We hope this Q&A answers some of your questions. If we have not covered something, please let us know and we will endeavour to answer as best we can at this stage. As you will appreciate, this is an evolving situation and we are constantly reviewing our approach in line with Government guidance. 1. How many children will Playgroup have in from 1st June? We have written to parents asking for an indication of whether their children will return and what sessions they might require. Keyworkers remain a priority. At present, we are working on the basis that our capacity (26 children per session) will be reduced by around half - capped at 13 to begin with - to allow fo

Parent Protocol: phased re-opening of Playgroups from 1st June 2020

V1 – Updated 25.05.20 This protocol outlines what we ask of parents / carers during the proposed phased re-opening of Playgroup from 01.06.20. It is based on Government guidance and our detailed risk assessment, which is available to view on our website, . Please do your very best to follow it so we can ensure our children, staff and families are kept as safe as possible during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your continued support. General: 1. Any child who has been told to shield or who is clinically extremely vulnerable or who lives in a household with someone who has been advised to shield or is clinically extremely vulnerable cannot attend Playgro

Week 9 Activities

*** Parents and Carers - please check your emails, all attachments have been circulated!*** Hello all Can't believe it's Wednesday again !!! We hope you are all surviving ! What lovely weather we are having ! At least we can all be outside in the sunshine, how lucky we are ! This week I would like the children (and you) to do lots of water play, watering plants, watering each other, paddling pools, water pistols etc etc. If you have old paintbrushes, paint with water on walls, concrete , patio , watching it evaporate with the sun ! Get lots of containers, raid the recycling box, cupboards, shed etc to do filling, emptying, pouring. Get some boats out, or make some (margarine tubs!!) how many

Update 6 for Parents - Coronavirus

***** INFO RE OUR POTENTIAL RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 1ST JUNE ***** 16th May 2020 Dear Parent / Carer Re: Phased re-opening of Playgroup As you will be aware, Government has now announced the potential re-opening of nurseries, pre-schools and schools from Monday 1st June 2020, providing the five Government tests are all satisfied at that stage. This has raised many unanswered questions for us all that need further clarification about a possible phased return to Playgroup for all children. Playgroup’s staff and parent committee have been working hard behind the scenes, in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE), Early Years Alliance (EYA), and Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC), t

Week 8 Activities

*** Parents and carers, please check your emails for all attachments!!*** Hello all Well done on surviving another week ! We hope you are all coping with all the changes to our lives. We hope that those of you who have had to keep on working through all this are managing to keep well and those of you who are starting to return to work we hope you all keep safe. It is an anxious time for all of us. It has been so lovely hearing what the children are doing, we love seeing your photos and videos and hearing your news. We are missing all the children so much. This week's activities are based on the story of "The Enormous Turnip" 1. As always share and look at the story, we hope many of have t

Week 7 Activities

*** Parents and carers - please check your emails for all attachments!*** Hi all Hope you have all had a good week, can't believe we are at week 7 !!!!! We are hoping you are all keeping safe and well, we are missing you all like crazy ! We hope the children liked their certificates. These have come to all the children in Nottinghamshire from the Lord Lieutenant. We as adults are struggling to comprehend what is going on, so what our children are thinking and feeling .......... Well done to you all. (ps. I did change the wording a bit !!!) This week's activities are based on the story of Sleeping Beauty. Plus looking at the preparations to celebrate VE day on Friday (see attachment 1) 1.Shar

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