Latest Coronavirus updates

Latest Coronavirus Update

Updated 01/09/2021

The safety of our children and our staff remains our top priority. The safety measures we have introduced in accordance with Public Health England (PHE) requirements remain in place. 

We thank all our parents and staff for their understanding and ongoing support and we want to reassure everyone that we will continue to maintain our high standards of care, hygiene and safety.

Our processes and measures have been updated and these include:

Cleaning

– Increased handwashing and hygiene practices for the children and staff (20 seconds with running water and soap or use of sanitiser and ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the catch it, bin it, kill it approach).

– Completed Covid19 Risk assessment.

– Cleaning of the building with disinfectant spray throughout the day (door handles, handrails, tabletops, play equipment and toys)

-Enhanced end of day cleans to be done by our cleaning company and frequent deep cleans at weekends. More information about our Anti-viral deep cleaning here.

Use of Rooms

-Each room will have a tissue station next to the bin to encourage children to blow their nose and put it in the bin straight away

-Rooms to be well ventilated with opened windows

-Different groups to use different entrances to the building (Moles, Hedgehogs, Little Dragons and Out of school clubs to access the building from the main entrance and Squirrels, Otters and Badgers from the side gate)

-Children should have named water bottles or cups

-We ask that parents and carers physically distance from each other and from staff when dropping off and collecting their children and to limit drop off and collection to one parent or carer per household

-Parents are allowed back into the building for drop of and pick up but must were a face mask

-Showrounds are resuming but parents must wear a face mask

Staff

-All staff are offered Lateral Flow Tests to be done twice weekly before attending the setting.

-Staff to wear PPE when administering first aid or isolating with a child who has COVID symptoms. However, staff have access to PPE if they feel they need it.

-Staff room and kitchen kept clean by washing up and putting items away. Surfaces to be cleaned twice a day

-Staff and parents to be made aware of system control

In case there is a positive case in the setting:

-Isolation, containment, and testing are required.

-If they have COVID symptoms children and staff will sent home and self-isolate. They will need to be tested with a PCR test before they can come back to the setting.

-Management to contact Ofsted, the Department for Education and Public Health England and follow their guidance.

When can / cannot children or staff attend the setting?

-Anyone showing symptoms, who has a high temperature, a new, continuous cough a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste, or has diarrhea.

-Children/staff to be sent home immediately if they show symptoms while in the setting and they must self-isolate and get tested.

Anyone showing symptoms should take a PCR Test and will only be able to return to the setting once they have received a Negative result.

Please do get in touch if you would like more details info@stgeorgeschildcare.co.uk