We welcome returning and new children, and their families into our Abercromby Community. We know many families will have worries about bringing their children to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, but please be assured we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe whilst giving our children a normal and fun nursery learning experience. We cannot make it no risk, but together we can make it low risk.

The government is constantly reviewing rules and guidance around the Covid-19 pandemic, especially now so many of us have been double or even triple vaccinated. Many of the legal requirements e.g. to self isolate, have become guidance instead. However, we take our responsibility to keep our children and school community safe very seriously, especially while the Coronavirus infection rate is high and there is the risk from new variants.

We are making Nursery as normal as we can for the children, still providing them with high quality care and education. Have a look at this video to see what a fantastic time the children have here, even in a pandemic!

Here are ways we are working together to keep safe and keep our children learning:

  1. We continue to risk assess how to open safely, responding dynamically to the current situation. Control measures include maintaining excellent hygiene through hand washing and extra cleaning, and good ventilation.
  2. We continue to follow child centred settling in procedures, adapting our policy during the pandemic, but still allowing one family member to stay with their child, whilst they get used to Nursery.
  3. We have a safer way in to school via the car park, keeping families outside which we know is lower risk for everyone. Follow the one way system in through the car park, then through the side gate to arrive at the door into the classroom, from the garden.
  4. The way out is then to walk out through the garden and the wide garden gate back into the car park. Please continue to give people space.
  6. Updated guidance from the government states that whilst it is not recommended that children are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional, if they were to test positive, they should not come into school and try to isolate for 3 days after the day they took the test.  After 3 days, if they are well enough, they can return to school.
  7. If adults test positive, the guidance is for them to self isolate for 5 days if possible
  8. Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school.
  9. Children who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
  10. Check you are getting our ParentMail messages and that you can access Learning Journals, the online learning journal system for your child.
  11. Make sure we have your latest contact details, and the details of two other contacts.