We will continue to follow the advice and guidance of the Ministry of Education. In doing so please take note of the following;
Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs
We would like to take this opportunity to re-assure you all that we will be following all Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure that this happens safely. We ask that you follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines at drop-off and pick-up times and make these as quick as possible. We realise that you will need to enter into Pre-School and re-assure your children but please move out of the Pre-School if you want to socialise with other parents. A Contact Tracing register is required, and we ask that you complete this on a daily basis.
If Children are sick, or become sick at Pre-School
We require that any children who are feeling sick or unwell are kept at home. If children become sick or symptomatic whilst at Pre-School, they will be isolated with a staff member, distanced from others and sent home. If parents/caregivers are sick they must also not bring their child into Pre-School.
Hygiene Practices at Pre-School
We would also like to reassure you that hand washing with soap and paper towels will be actively supervised throughout the day and hand sanitizer will be available throughout Pre-School and supervised by staff. We will disinfect and clean all surfaces regularly throughout the day and again each evening. We will continue to promote good hygiene practices with the children, including sneezing and coughing etiquette (cough and sneeze into their elbows) and ask that this is promoted at home too. However, as above we do ask that any child who is sneezing or coughing is kept at home.
Pre-School Cleaning and Resources
We have had Pre-School deep cleaned during lockdown and we will continue to follow procedure for daily cleaning routines for toys and resources alongside regular surface cleaning during the day.
Changes to your Contact Details or to Hours in Enrolment
If you have had any change in contact details, then please can you e-mail them through to Jo in the office as soon as possible. If you are not sure if we have them then send anyway. This must include any person that is dropping off or picking up your child/ren to Pre-School. If you would like to amend their enrolled hours then again please e-mail Jo as soon as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting children in coming back to Pre-School
Tamariki have been at home for a while now, so for many of them re-starting Pre-School is quite a big thing! We are here to support you so please call us if you need anything or want to chat through anything.
And finally, Thank You, to every one of you for helping our community stay safe. We appreciate everything that you are doing and will continue to do to keep us all well and healthy.
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