Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest Information

Nursery to remain closed until September 2020

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As you have all probably seen on the news over the last few days, the Government is proposing to re-open schools and nurseries to all children from 1st June, if science says it is safe to do so.

As a nursery, we have looked at all the guidance that has been provided to us by the Government, made our own risk assessments, spoken with members of staff and we have decided that we will NOT be re-opening until September.

The main reasons for this are:
We have judged that it would not be safe to have all of the children back at nursery at the same time as this would mean there would be no way of social distancing at all at this time.

Also, due to being classed as vulnerable, we only have about 50% of our staff who would be able to come back at this point, so even if we only allowed half the children back, due to the reduced staff numbers and the way the building is laid out, we feel it would still not be safe for us, the children or yourselves and at this time safety must be the priority.

We are sorry to all those of you who are leaving us in September to go to school as it means we can't say a proper goodbye but we will be in contact to hopefully arrange something in September. We will still be in contact with you regularly between now and the end of term in July, both by email and on Tapestry. If you have any requests for support or tasks you would like to be set on Tapestry, please let us know.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you for all the support you have given to nursery, especially in the recent months and we hope that you and your families all remain safe and well at this time and look forward to seeing you all again when it is safe for all of us.

From Jean, Steve, Shelley and all of the staff at Plume Avenue Nursery

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