Covid - 19 strategy and info

STEPPING STONES PRE-SCHOOL GROUP

STAY SAFE, KEEP HEALTHY, ENCOURAGE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR, 

THEREFORE ENJOY, ACHIEVE AND BE HAPPY

“Big journeys begin with small Stepping Stones

RETURN TO STEPPING STONES during the Coronavirus pandemic- PARENTS DECLARATION

The purpose of this declaration is to state that you agree to the safety measures mentioned, that we need to make to re-open your ‘outstanding preschool’ and the access arrangements and times stated in the letter of 25th August.

You can help us by talking with your child about the need to stop touching/kissing/hugging their friends at the moment, so that we have a consistent approach. This is so sad, but necessary, and by

reassuring your child that even if our routines are a bit different, we will still have lots of fun! 

We are sure that you have all been practicing washing hands many times a day, and using a tissue to catch any germs, kill and bin them!

Please ensure that you all wash hands before leaving home and we will continue this many times a day

We suggest ‘pull-ups’ if your child is not yet toilet trained, if possible please

Please apply sunscreen before you leave home, we will play outside as much as possible.

We will have to greet you outside for the time being, so sorry that we cannot invite you into our welcoming reception area, but please do not hesitate to ask for any parenting information that you are unsure about, we will do our best to provide notices on the outside of the building.

What should my child bring in to Stepping Stones?     As little as possible really!:

named bag containing a change of clothes, pull ups (nappies) and wipes if required, sunhat, coat, wellies, and drink of water in a recognisable unbreakable bottle all named please

**Please do not bring any items or own toys into Stepping Stones

Further safety measures: 

• I will practice the social distancing rules wherever I go, especially at the school and preschool and understand I may have to leave the preschool by walking down Creeping Lane (no driving up or down this lane, please). I will wear a mask when walking over the school premises (one parent only please)
• If my child shows any signs of illness, I will not bring them in to Stepping Stones: I will phone Stepping Stones on 01736363050 and advise accordingly.
• If anyone in my child’s household shows symptoms of Coronavirus, we will not come to preschool, we will go into isolation and I will arrange a test and trace’ by phoning 119 or via the NHS website. I will advise Stepping Stones of the outcome. 
• I will collect my child immediately in the event that my child becomes sick at Stepping Stones, and keep my emergency contact numbers up to date.
• If my child suffers with asthma, I will contact Stepping Stones to discuss a safety plan

Guidance links: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/early-years-and-childcare-coronavirus-covid-19

This includes updated guidance for what to do if you or a family member is still shielding, what to do if you display symptoms of Coronavirus, how to keep yourself and your children safe on line and much more.

 

Please sign in agreement:

My child’s name is:…………………………………………………………

I agree to all of the safety measures mentioned by Stepping Stones Preschool for the protection against Covid 19

 

My most recent and quickest contact numbers are:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

 

Parent/carer’s signature……………………………………………………………………………………….Dated……………………………………..

STEPPING STONES PRE-SCHOOL GROUP

STAY SAFE, KEEP HEALTHY, ENCOURAGE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR, 

THEREFORE ENJOY, ACHIEVE AND BE HAPPY

“Big journeys begin with small Stepping Stones

 

RETURN TO STEPPING STONES during the Coronavirus pandemic- PARENTS DECLARATION

 

I hope that you have managed to find the time to read some of the measures (sent out on 20th May), that we need to make to re-open your ‘outstanding preschool’, as soon as we feel safe to do so.

You can help us to reassure your child that even if Stepping Stones routines are a bit different, we will still have lots of fun!

The children’s pegs (with photos) will be moved to a more ventilated space for a while, and we ask that children wear clean clothes in each day (even if we haven’t managed to get them filthy for you, ha,ha) which cover their limbs for protection.

We suggest ‘pull-ups’ if your child is not yet toilet trained, please 

We are sure that you have all been practicing washing hands many times a day, and using a tissue to catch any germs, kill and bin them!

The purpose of this declaration is to state that you agree to the safety measures mentioned in the letter of 20th May;especially the following:

• If my child shows any signs of illness, I will not bring them in to Stepping Stones: I will phone Stepping Stones on 01736363050 and advise accordingly.(We all need to keep well, especially at these times because we are working with a limited number of staff)
• If anyone in my child’s household shows symptoms of Coronavirus, we will not come to preschool, we will go into isolation and I will arrange a test by phoning 119 or via the NHS website. I will advise Stepping Stones of the outcome. 
• I will collect my child immediately in the event that my child becomes sick at Stepping Stones, and keep my emergency contact numbers up to date.
• I will advise Stepping Stones a week in advance of the required morning sessions that we require (we originally stated two days, but think we will need longer, please) 
• I will practice the social distancing rules wherever I go, especially at the school and preschool and understand the temporary access arrangements of walking up Creeping Lane (no driving up this lane, please) – (if the lane leading up to Creeping Lane seems difficult to manage, an alternative route would be to walk down Creeping Lane from Lidden Crescent, it is much less bumpy)                                                            We are so sorry, but for the moment we will not haveaccess via the school playground.
• If my child suffers with asthma, I will contact Stepping Stones to discuss a safety plan

 

 

 

My child’s name is:…………………………………………………………

I agree to all of the safety measures mentioned by Stepping Stones Preschool for the protection against Covid 19

 

My most recent contact numbers are:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

 

Parent/carer’s signature……………………………………………………………………………………….Dated……………………………………..

STEPPING STONES PRE-SCHOOL GROUP

STAY SAFE, KEEP HEALTHY, ENCOURAGE POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR, 

THEREFORE ENJOY, ACHIEVE AND BE HAPPY

“Big journeys begin with small Stepping Stones

23rd May 2020

Thanks to all our parents for your continued support, we hope that you have had a chance to read our provisional plan for re-opening, which has been emailed to you and is available on the website www.newlyn.cornwall.sch.uk

Concerns have been made about some changes which may have an effect on children’s emotional health, thus we need to stress that we cannot give you a definite start date at the momentuntil we feel more safe than we do at present

Everyone’s health and safety is top priority to us, so please take the greatest of care, and we will keep you informed of a start date when we have one.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend

Sue and the girls.

Stepping Stones will be closed to children from today 20th March.

 

Please keep in touch as to know what happens next—the best way is via our Facebook page, 

Stepping Stones Pre-School Newlyn

However, staff will be at Stepping Stones on Monday morning to make plans for our provision in this ever changing world, on 01736363050

 

At this point it is difficult to state when we will be able to make normal provision, but we have, for the moment, extended our Easter holidays until Tuesday 21st April, which gives us more time to work out what we can offer, and to whom, from this date onwards. 

 

We will continue to post activities on our Facebook page, but please take care of yourselves and your lovely families. We wish you all a Happy Easter, keep safe and healthy, and enjoy your family time together.

 

1st April 2020

Hello to one and all! This was the letter that we sent out on 20th March, however the hope to see you all again on 21st April seems to be fading extremely fast!! I think we were a bit optimistic there! We will continue to keep in touch via Facebook, with our weekly planned activities, and links to various web sites, but if you cannot access this service,( and if you want to discuss anything more privately), please email steppingstones@newlyn.cornwall.sch.uk and we will email them out to you instead.

Until we meet again, please, please take the greatest of care, 

Much love

Sue and the girls.

 

Below are ideas that you can be doing with your children whilst we are unable to take them at Stepping Stones, along with weekly planning ideas!