Covid 19

Letter sent to you all, stay safe everyone x
Dear Parents/Carers,
Summer Term : Monday 20th April to Friday 17th July 2020
Half Term: 25 to 29 May

COVID 19 – GRADUAL RE-OPENING FROM JUNE 1ST 2020

We offer spaces again, when the government say it is OK to start back. At the moment it is planned for Monday 1st June.

Order of Priority - Children
1. Critical workers children and vulnerable children (as it is now)
2. Children starting school in September, if they cannot be safety looked after at home
3. 30 hours funded children of working parents, if they cannot be safety looked after at home
4. 2 yr funded children, if they cannot be safety looked after at home
5. 3 and 4 yr 15 hour funded children, if they cannot be safety looked after at home
6. Solely Private fee paying children, if they cannot be safety looked after at home
We have limited our preschool to 15 children at one time, until we are advised differently.

We will have an entry system like Sainsburys. 2 metre gap for in and out, 2 metres bollards for you to wait.
A member of staff will be at the gate masked, to take temperatures and admit children.
One parent and one child will go in at a time.
All children will have their temperature taken, (non touch) before entering gate.
The parent will take the child to wash their hands in the disabled toilet, hang coat and bag up, then the child will enter, and the parent will put their lunch box on the trolley and leave the way they came in. No parents can come into the main playgroup hall.
The next parent and child can then come in.

Please bear with us, if your child is washing their hands for 2 minutes, each child will take approx. 3 minutes to enter. When we know how many children we are expecting we will give you a staggered start time.

When all children are in, the lunch boxes, door handles etc. will be sanitised.
We aim to be outside as much as possible.

If your child is sick, we will phone you and you MUST pick them up within ½ hour. The child will be isolated with a member of staff.
If we have a confirmed case of COVID 19, we will shut for 14 days and the premises will be deep cleaned.
The government are hoping to get children back to school so they can have at least two weeks before the end of term.

WE WILL HAVE A GET TOGETHER PARTY FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN WHEN IT IS COMPLETELY SAFE TO DO SO.

Please text me 07512650699, or facebook message us St. Gabriel’s Preschool with your decision, yes or no to coming back 1/6/20, or later in the term. We would like to know your thoughts.

We are committed to keeping the children safe. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to speak to any member of staff, or you may contact our chairperson Ian Lusted by e-mail stgabrielsplaygroup@gmail.com.