COVID- 19 Symptoms
As you are aware many restrictions in Scotland have been eased, and we have now came back together in the one big playroom. However, we would be so grateful if you could continue to support us. We ask that as soon as you have picked up or dropped off your child you leave the school grounds. You may also know we have very little space in our entrance way / cloakroom so we will also be continuing with our staggered intake times in the morning and leaving times in the afternoon, this supports us in mitigating risks and keeping children, staff and parents as safe as possible.
Can we also ask that if your wee one has any symptoms of Covid 19 then you test them before coming to nursery? A temperature, cough, loss of smell or taste, are some of the symptoms. Again we are just trying to reduce the chances of Covid coming into nursery and getting transmitted among our children and staff.
Children who have vomiting or diarrhea must be off for 48 hrs from their last bout of illness, in line with NHS guidance.
With the current circumstances we are having an increase on personal hygiene and encouraging our children to wash their hands more often. They are supported to follow our routine of washing hands when they arrive, coming in from outdoor learning, before snack and lunch and after using the toilet. All our surfaces are regularly cleaned throughout the day by staff.
Group Drop off –Staggered Pick up times During Covid Pandemic
Blue & White 8.35am – 2.35pm
Yellow & Orange 8.40am -2.40pm
Purple 8.50am -2.50pm
Red & Green 8.55am- 2.55pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time. More information regarding Covid- 19 can be found at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-can-and-cannot-do/pages/schools-and-childcare-settings/
Newark Nursery School may at times experience some disruption to our service. When and if this occurs, we will keep all our children and families informed of all changes to our service.
When we are expected to provide a limited service, this will be done using the guidance and strict criteria set out by Scottish Government and our local authority’s education department.
We recognise the importance of maintaining high expectations in all areas of nursery life and ensuring that all our children have access to a variety of learning resources and the support they need to succeed.
At Newark we are a Rights Respecting Nursery. Article 28, every child has the right to an education. Article 31, every child has the right to play. We are working to help our learners to stay safe, stay learning.
Our Learning at Home policy sets out to share expectations and establish a collective understanding of what learning at home means for our Newark Family for the period of closure and/or further closures.