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COVID-19 INFORMATION

2 year olds 

 

The staff are really excited to welcome most of the children back to nursery after half term! 

There will be a few changes that we need to inform you about. Firstly your child may have different key worker if they have turned 3 over the term.  

Secondly the first week back for returning children 01/03/21 will be a phased return, this is because the children have been away for a while and we want to ensure that their transition back is as smooth as possible.  We hope to return to original sessions by Wednesday, however this will be dependent on how your child settles back. 

  

  • Part time sessions: 

    Monday & Tuesday 1st/2nd:                  Morning sessions: 9am-11am                      Afternoon Sessions: 12.30pm-2.30pm 

    Wednesday &Thursday 3rd/4th:           Morning sessions: 8.15am-11.45am           Afternoon Sessions: 12.30pm-3.00pm/4.00pm  

      

    Due to safety and staffing risk assessment during this pandemic,  parents must drop off and collect at agreed times with their child's keyworker. If you are entering the building upstairs, please ensure that you use the hand sanitisers and wear a face mask. 

      

    Entrance 1 sun and star room (main gate leading to garden) 

Nursery Charges and Fees During COVID

 

If you currently pay for nursery sessions for your child and they develop symptoms that might be COVID related, your child and household must isolate and get a COVID test.  If you choose not to get your child tested, please be aware that fees will still be charged.

 

Can parents and carers be aware that we will start charging for sessions again from week commencing 8th March If parents had chosen to keep there children at home during the third national lockdown.

January 2021 Letter to Parents/Carers

From Wednesday 2nd December National Lockdown will end. Birmingham will then enter Tier 3.

Letter to parents from Dr Justin Varney

Letter to Parents from Cllr Paulette Hamilton regarding Drop and Collect Covid-19 Tests

Letter to share with parents on coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

Letter to parents regarding restrictions from Public Health England

Every Mind Matters campaign

 

Every Mind Matters provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.

The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young MindsThe MixPlace2Be and The Anna Freud Centre. It is designed to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and support them, and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing. The site also provides tools to help young people build resilience and equips them to look after their mental wellbeing.

WHNS Operational Plan September 2020

September 2020 Induction Booklet

Washwood Heath September 2020 Settling and Induction

Getting tested if you have symptoms of coronavirus Punjabi

Parveen Manku, Practice Manager at Harehills Surgery talks about the importance of getting tested if you have symptoms of coronavirus in Punjabi

Wash Tunes: Wash Wash Wash Your Hands

It is advised that you should wash your hands more often than usual, particularly after arriving at your setting, touching your face, blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing, and before eating or handling food.
To clean your hands, you should wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly, or use alcohol hand rub/sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered.Sing this song to the tune of 'row row row your boat' when it's time to wash-up. For best results have your Big Kid wash for 20 seconds with water and soap.

Use the video below to learn the hand washing song with your child and washing hands for 20 seconds.

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing Written by Kim St. Lawrence Read by Ryan St. Lawrence

We will do our best to support distancing, but parents must understand that in returning to school there is a very real likelihood that children will touch adults and one another and come into close contact. The nature of the school site and the age of our children is such that this is unavoidable.

Try and talk to your child at home about what school might look like when they return.
Share the photos from the Parent Information booklet.
Be open and honest, using language they will understand.

The story below is great for youmg children and uses simple explanations to help.

Letter to Parents from LA

Family Fund

 

On 19th May the DfE announced a £37 million support package for children with complex needs.

• £10 million of this is to be directed at supporting families during the coronavirus pandemic.

• The money will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services - from washing machines to sensory and educational equipment.

• The grants are typically worth £400 to £500 per family.

• Families can find out more and apply directly for grants from: 


https://www.familyfund.org.uk/

Educational Psychology Service

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