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Nursery During a Pandemic: Covid19

Nursery During a Pandemic: Covid19

Here at Eagle Nursery, we have decided to remain open during the lockdown period. The Government have acknowledged the significance of nurseries remaining open to support working parents and due to the fact that preschool is beneficial to children’s early development. Fortunately,  data proves that in comparison to adults, children are far less affected by covid19, and as a result of this the government granted us permission to continue running the nursery.

As childcare providers, we have a duty of care to anyone using our services. With the current pandemic taking place, it is no surprise that the level of anxiety in parents has significantly risen when it comes to them sending their children to Childcare facilities.

We empathise with parent’s concerns regarding COVID19 hence why we respect and support parents who choose to keep their children at home as a means of protection against the virus. However, for those parents considering childcare, we can assure you that our nurseries are carefully implementing effective practices to safeguard the children, parents, and staff.

Process in the Nursery 

  • Parents are not be permitted into any of the Eagle nurseries premises and they are required to drop off and pick up at the nursery door/gate.
  • The children are taken to wash their hands immediately after they are dropped off, picked up, and throughout the day.
  • We daily deep clean and disinfect equipment and surfaces that are regularly used
  • Children’s temperatures are monitored
  • PPE Is readily available for staff use
  • Hand sanitiser is located around the nursery out of reach of the children
  • Staff wash their hands and spray their shoes upon arrival.
  • We aim to conduct after-hours show rounds for new parents, alternatively, we limit visits to less busy
  • We have currently working with DFE and Haringey council who currently keep us updated on relevant information regarding COVID and how to best take precautions.
  • Children bring their own drinking bottles.
  • Drop off times are currently between 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, and 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm and pickups times are between 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

As soon as we are notified of a positive test for COVID at any of the nurseries, we contact parents whose children have been in contact with the person who has tested positive. These children remain isolated at home for 10 days.

If a child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not attend the nursery and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. All members of their household who appear well, must stay at home, and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’. Isolation commences from the day when the first person in the house became ill or developed symptoms or the day when you were last in contact with an infected person who shows symptoms within 48-hours.

We require our parents to be cooperative with our policies and procedures. We expect a degree of transparency from the parents, therefore we should immediately be informed of any information that may be a risk for the other children and staff.

For more relevant information on COVID19 please visit the following websites:

Stay at home Guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

COVID19 Testing: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Guidance of Contact: https: //bit.ly/2Wejq7S  

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Tips for Potty Training

Tips for Potty Training

At Eagle Nursery staff work in partnership with parents/carers to meet individual children’s needs.

Potty training is a big transition in the early years of every child’s life and this can be very challenging.

Below are steps that we take here at Eagle Nursery along with parents/carers commitment , to support children to take on this responsibility:

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