Covid Statement 

Autumn term 2020 

No one could have predicted what has happened both in our communities and globally in the last few months and we are all getting used to new ways of working and living. At Truro Nursery School we have continued to offer a service to families of key workers and vulnerable children throughout the pandemic.   

Since September we have had to change a few of our practises to ensure we are safe as can be without compromising on the wonderful opportunities we know we can offer our families.   

Here are some of the things we are implementing: 

  • Increased cleaning schedules 
  • Working in smaller bubbles so that children and staff from other bubbles don’t mix 
  • Regular handwashing for all 
  • Flexible start and finish times 
  • 2m markings for parents and carers as well as asking parents/carers to wear facemasks on site 
  • Hand gel stations throughout the site 
  • 3 separate outdoor areas rotated weekly 

It can be a challenge keeping up with government guidance and requirements from public health but we continue to endeavour to make the best of the situation and find what works.  There are certainly some practises we have had to change that we think work better and we will be keeping!  

We have a clear plan in place for dealing with any cases of Covid-19 and if your child is self isolating you will receive a pack to support you with home learning.  Here are two of the key resources you can use with your child at home (there are some lovely activities and ideas here): 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people 

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 

We have had some lovely feedback from families so far and will continue to work hard to keep our whole community as safe as we can.   

If you would like to see our virtual tour you can view it here https://youtu.be/SrHQOWl7vtQ

Mrs Helen Adams – Headteacher

 

Below is an example of some of the documentation and links we share with our families:

Risk Assessment – Covid RA september 2020 amended

gdpr penair partner privacy notice

remote learning policy TNS sep 20

remote learning for parents and carers letter

Truro Nursery School Critical Workers Tiered List

Educational and Childcare Settings Flowchart V3

letter returning to school – bubble A – 3rd june 2020

Letter 29.06.2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-children-and-protecting-professionals-in-early-years-settings-online-safety-considerations/safeguarding-children-and-protecting-professionals-in-early-years-settings-online-safety-guidance-for-practitioners

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak