Covid - 19 Information for Parents
Here you will find up to date information on how we are responding to the Covid-19 guidlines in order to keep everyone safe.
This page will be updated regularly with new developments from the Government and the Local Authority.
For the latest information regarding Covid restrictions:
24.03.2021 Covid-19 Vaccine
It is very encouraging news that with the success of the vaccine rollout, the average number of new cases of coronavirus in the UK has fallen substantially in recent weeks.
Please get your vaccine as soon as you are offered a vaccination. As well as greatly reducing the risk of severe illness, the vaccine also reduces the spread of the virus.
"If you have an invitation, please take it up. The sooner you get that first jab the sooner you start to get protection and that will help keep you out of hospital and help stop you dying if you catch coronavirus."
Dr Justin Varney, Director of Public Health in Birmingham
Information on testing can be found here:
If you have symptoms of Covid-10 click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Importantly information on how we need to be in school to keep everyone safe and healthy.
🔴 COVID-19 SITE ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Drop off & Collection Routine Nursery children should be brought to site by no more than 1 adult. N1 children will enter through the side gate. N2 children will enter through the front door, please wait for Caroline to collect your child. Make sure you keep a 2 metre distance from other parents and carers at all times and wear a face mask.
Children of nursery age are not able to socially distance themselves from one another and it is essential for them to play together. The group sizes in which they mix have, however been greatly reduced and the environment has been heavily adapted to reduce risk. Stringent cleaning and hand-washing regimes are in place. Children are being encouraged to spend as much time outdoors as possible, in keeping with our ethos and COVID-19 government guidelines. Please ensure you have supported your child to apply a factor 50 sun-cream before arriving at nursery. Even on the most dull day the UV factor is often very high at this time of the year.
Clothing & Children’s Possessions
Where possible, please ensure that your child’s clothes are washed with a powder detergent at 60 degrees Celsius each day on return home from nursery. Please try to ensure that children do not bring any unnecessary toys or other possessions into school as this can increase the risk of infection spread. We appreciate this may be challenging when children have items that sooth transition, particularly when they may have been out of school for some time. Please discuss this with us if it proves to be difficult. Children should not wear face masks in school.
As parents and carers it is very important that you keep your child at home if they display any of the symptoms of coronavirus
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
Please take them for a test and they can return to school if they test negative.If children have any type of illness, they must not attend nursery. If a child complains of feeling unwell, for any reason, when they are in school, a parent or carer will be contacted and asked to collect them. The child will be kept separate from the other children and staff until they are collected.
Keeping in Touch
Parents and carers of children in the group will be informed if another child or the designated member of staff is being tested for Covid-19.
If you need to talk to a member of our team, we are here to help. We are encouraging contact via email (email@example.com) or the telephone 0121 675 8876 to support social distancing.
Here are some useful links to Birmingham City Council support services during this time.