Dear parents,

A very warm welcome back to everyone and lets hope that brighter times are in sight for all of us.

Following the government announcement this week that the country would be entering another period of national lockdown I am sure you were relieved that Early Years education is able to continue operating for the time being, and reflects the vital role that the earliest years of a child’s life play in their future development.

However, both the national and local infection rates are currently very concerning and we all need to take very seriously indeed our individual role in keeping our community safe at this time in particular.

Advice tells us that our youngest children very rarely displaying typical Covid-19 symptoms of a cough, high temperature and loss of taste and smell, but are more likely to be generally just a bit unwell, have a head ache or diarrhoea. We must insist that at this time in particular any child who is unwell in any way is kept away from nursery and that you engage with Test and Trace procedures.

The staff team are all committed to continuing to keep our nursery open and operating safely for everyone, but I cannot stress enough how reliant we are on you to play your part too. So far we have not had an outbreak associated with nursery but with cases locally so high we need to be more vigilant than ever. If we were to have an outbreak we would have to close for all children, we are trying our hardest to avoid this situation but we are all reliant on each other more than ever.

PLEASE REMEMBER:-

– We must insist that all adults wear a mask at pick-up and drop off times, unless you are officially mask-exempt.

– All adults must remain at least 2 metres apart at pick-up and drop-off whilst in the vicinity of the nursery.

-Please notify us of any illness, especially those symptoms outlined above, and keep your child away from nursery whilst symptoms persist. Engage with Test and Trace procedures as necessary.

– Please leave a bag with a change of clothes, nappies etc in nursery. We will ask for additional supplies when needed.

– We will continue to keep the building well ventilated but please dress your children in warm clothes with lots of layers, and remember hats, scarves and gloves.

– BRIGHTER TIMES WILL COME !

– YOU ALL ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB THROUGH THE TOUGHEST PERIOD THAT ANY OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED.KEEP GOING.

– YOUR CHILDREN ARE BRILLIANT, RESILIENT AND ADAPTABLE.

– THEY WILL WATCH HOW YOU REACT TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU, AND DO LIKEWISE. SO BE KIND AND CARE.

– SMILE! IT WILL MAKE YOU AND OTHERS FEEL BETTER.

If there is anything that the All Saints Team can do to help any of our families please just ask, we will do our best.

The All Saints Team