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Letter to all parents reference the re-opening of Preschool on the 1st June.


Dear Parent/Carers

As you may be aware, the government has announced that early years settings will be open to all children as from Monday 1 June 2020. As a setting, we completely understand that you may be very concerned and anxious about your child returning to preschool. We have examined guidelines from the government and the department for education in order to plan how to keep the children and the staff as safe as physically possible. The main emphasis is on small group working- staff members to be assigned a small group of children that stay together each day.

Although we will adhere to social distancing measures as much as possible to protect the children and staff, it may not always be possible within an early years setting. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the safety of your child.

· Children will be encouraged to social distance from each other but due to their age this will be extremely difficult to implement.

· Staff will social distance themselves from each other and the children whenever practical and possible.

· Staff members will be divided into small groups of children. The 2 halls will be split into work areas to allow for small group work. The groups will not be allowed to mix together inside or outside.

· All staff will have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and will wear it when necessary.

· There is a one way system in place for dropping and picking up your child from preschool. There is also social distancing tape on the floor. All parents must use the hand sanitiser on entry to the building.

· Only one parent/ carer is allowed to drop off and pick up their child.

· Every child will have their temperature taken on arrival and departure from the setting and if high will be sent home.

· Staff and children must self-isolate in accordance with government guidelines if they or a member of their household display symptoms of coronavirus(new continuous cough and /or high temperature)

· Children will be accompanied to the toilets in pairs to ensure good personal hygiene standards and the toilet area will be disinfected after each use.

· Frequent hand washing for both staff and children during the session.

· Snack will be provided and children will sit within their same groups.

· Fabric lunch boxes are not advised in the setting, hard plastic boxes only please. No toys or comfort blankets from home to be brought into the setting.

· Toys and resources will be limited to those items that can be disinfected at the end of each session.

· Toys and activities provided will be chosen on minimal adult involvement.

As a result of the situation and measures taken, pre-school will endeavour to provide an early years education for your child but the experience will be much different to what they are familiar with.

We will be unable to take part in any trips or visits.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please inform me as soon as possible if your child requires a place or if you wish your child to remain at home- telephone 01283 520346 or tutburypreschool@gmail.com.

Thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.

Your sincerely

Caroline Acton

Manager

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.