Quick reminder preschool will be closed on Monday 2nd November for a staff training day .

Pre-school Protocol for covid-19

Anyone who begins to display coronavirus symptoms while in the setting should be sent home immediately and follow government guidelines on what to do if you or someone in your household develops symptoms.

If a child is waiting to be collected, they should be separated from their Bubble and isolated with Their bubble worker (in our covid-19 isolation room) an additional member of staff will enter the room to look after the rest of the bubble.

A facemask should be worn while with the child who is symptomatic and awaiting collection. If contact is necessary, then gloves, an apron and a facemask should be worn. If a risk assessment determines there is a risk of splashing to the eyes, for example from coughing or spitting, then eye protection should also be worn.

Once the child or member of staff has left preschool everything has to be disinfected and any PPE and other waste is disposed of safely.

Once early years and childcare providers open to more children, all staff and children who are attending a childcare setting will have access to a test 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 their setting and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation. If the child or staff member tests positive, the rest of their immediate group within their setting should be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

As part of the national test and trace programme, if other cases are detected within the setting, Public Health England’s local health protection teams will conduct a rapid investigation and will advise settings on the most appropriate action to take. In some cases a larger group may be asked to self-isolate at home as a precautionary measure. Where settings are observing guidance on infection prevention and control, which will reduce risk of transmission, closure of the whole setting will not generally be necessary

Welcome to Tutbury Pre-School where our team of experienced staff offer a warm, secure environment for children aged from two years old to school age.

Tutbury Pre-School was established in 1973 and is currently attended by a total of 50 children, each attending for a variety of sessions. We understand that for many children, pre-school may be their first time in a setting without the reassurance of their parents. We ensure our staff to child ratios remain high to continue to provide a supportive environment for your child to feel safe in.

At Tutbury Pre-School, we provide a wide range of safe and stimulating activities for the children to experience, and with help encourage them to gain the independence and social skills to prepare for school.

The Pre-School operates from two indoor rooms and a secure outdoor play area. The indoor rooms are called the Tiny Tots room (children aged 2 -3 years old), and the Rising Stars room (children aged 3 – 4 years). This provides the flexibility to allow the children to either participate in joint activities or to be split into separate groups to allow for age specific activities. Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and is planned by qualified staff to ensure your child’s needs are met.

We are able to provide a flexible range of sessions to fit in with your needs, subject to availability. We also accept many of the childcare voucher schemes.

We are very aware that parents are feeling nervous about sending their child back to preschool but here are some of the comments from some of our parents ...

Really good all positive. My daughter told me she likes preschool better when the virus is here!

Fantastic. You should be extremely proud of how you have dealt with the situation. My daughter has loved being back. It is clear to see how much the children’s safety has been considered.

I know that safety is paramount and impressed how they have been able to keep the children in their bubbles and check their temperatures, regular hand washing/ sanitizing.

Excellent. Safety procedures have been brought in seamlessly, my child enjoys preschool and gets the same benefits as they did before lockdown.

I think preschool was handled amazing after lockdown. It felt very safe and my son loved every minute since coming back.

Thank you to tesco's grant of £500 pounds it has made a massive difference.

Thank you to you all for your donation of £180.

Thank you to Jennie Bond a consultant for Jo James who raised £145 for preschool . We really appreciate it.