Covid Response and Information

This page contains information about how Ladybirds Nursery is responding to the COVID 19 Pandemic. It will be regularly updated as Government and Local Authority guidance is released.

 

Ladybirds Nursery re-opened to all children on 1st June after the national lockdown. Very small bubbles were organised within each room. Every room has its own entrance and no parent is allowed into the nursery. All children and staff must wash hands on entry to the setting and frequently across the day. Extra hand wash basins and hand sanitiser stations have been installed. Toys are sanitised daily and all soft toys have been removed. From September 2020 room bubbles are in operation.

 

Visits from prospective parents cannot operate whilst the nursery is in operation but specific appointment times can be booked for Saturday morning 5th December.

Guidance on self isolation

20/11/20

 

 

Self-isolating means stay at home

Hertfordshire County Council has had some queries and issues raised around parents and carers allowing siblings who should be self-isolating attend or do the drop off/pick up at settings and schools.

Children and staff who have been asked to self-isolate as a close contact or as part of a bubble must stay at home and can only leave to get a test, for urgent medical assistance or in an emergency. 

 

Hertfordshire County Council has produced this reminder and guidance to anyone who is asked to self-isolate.

 

What is self isolation?
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Guidance for new national restrictions from 5th November 

5/11/20

New guidance has now been published  and includes details for:

  • Early years and childcare
  • Out of school activities & wraparound care

www.gov.uk/guidance/education-and-childcare-settings-new-national-restrictions-from-5-november-2020

 

Travel advice and quarantine

14/10/2020

 

As half-term approaches it’s important for everyone to remain informed of the latest Government travel guidance.

The list of countries with exemption is continuously changing, check the list: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#travel-corridors-countries-and-territories-exemption-list

Any staff or children who travel outside of the approved travel corridor must self-isolate at home for 14 days on their arrival back into the UK:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk/coronavirus-covid-19-how-to-self-isolate-when-you-travel-to-the-uk

They may also have to self-isolate when they arrive at their destination.

Checking Children's temperatures 

12/10/20 

There’s no need to take a child’s temperature every morning at your setting. Guidance states that

“PHE is clear that routinely taking the temperature of children is not recommended as this is an unreliable method for identifying coronavirus (COVID-19).”

You can find this in Section 3.3 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures

 

Letter from Director of Public Health in Herts 

23 Sep 2020
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