Updated Covid-19 Protocols, Risk Assessment, System of Controls
Dear Parents and Carers
Happy New Year! We hope you and your family have enjoyed some quality time together over the festive period, despite the lockdown restrictions.
You'll no doubt be aware that as of 30th December following Government's latest changes to tiers across England, we are now in a tier four area. New guidance regarding education plans for affected areas was also published on that date.
Government has confirmed that early years providers operating in the highest risk areas of England will be able to remain open to all children in the New Year and will not be affected by latest update. New government guidance on education plans for the affected areas states: "Early years settings (including nurseries and childminders) should continue to allow all children/pupils to attend as normal. School-based nurseries in primary schools have discretion to follow arrangements for the primary school."
As far as Playgroup is concerned and as per this new guidance, it is business as usual and we re-open on Monday 4th January 2021 to all our children. Please take a moment to re-read our updated parent / staff Covid-19 protocols, risk assessment and system of controls that are attached. Our January 2021 newsletter is also attached fyi.
We hope you find this update useful and we look forward to welcoming you all back next week. As ever, please get in touch via email if you have any queries or questions, or have a socially distanced chat with Tracey or a member of the team next week.
With best wishes for a better 2021!
Clare Farley & Carly Hood
For and on behalf of the Trustees
Joint Chairs - Tollerton Playgroup Parent Committee