The COVID-19 epidemic has affected educational systems across the globe. While daycare nurseries across the United Kingdom have started to resume their operations, parents are still not willing to send their children back to daycare nurseries. Parents are concerned about the safety of their children and want to know what safety measures have been taken by daycare centres during the coronavirus pandemic. The parents’ concern is justified, but we have prepared our nurseries for reopening after lockdown. Here are the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of your child in our nurseries.
Regular Screening in Lockdown
Children and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive will be required to stay home. Before letting the children and staff enter the nursery, we are screening them for COVID-19. We are asking a series of questions to identify an individual’s risk for coronavirus. We are asking the parents about symptoms they are experiencing, their travel history in recent weeks, and exposure to someone who has been confirmed to have coronavirus.
In addition to this, we’re recording the temperature of children and staff regularly. Those who have temperature 100.4°C, or above will not be allowed to enter the premises. Also, parents must wear a face mask or covering when visiting our nursery.
Hand-washing and Social Distancing
We’re following the government’s guidelines for social distancing. We have split children into smaller groups, and they will remain with the same caregiver throughout the day, which means no interaction and playing with other classes or groups.
We make sure that everyone is washing their hands immediately upon entering and regularly throughout the day. We are using regulation alcohol-based hand sanitizers and soap to minimise the risk of virus spread.
Alongside this, we are disinfecting all the outdoor and indoor toys before the next group uses them. Outdoor visitors are strictly prohibited inside the premises without permission.
We are giving special attention to cleaning. We have created a cleaning checklist to ensure all the frequently-touched objects and surfaces are cleaned and sanitised properly. Floors are cleaned multiple times in a day.
Additionally, all the toys are being disinfected between uses. Sensory play and toys that can’t be appropriately cleaned are strictly banned. We make sure that every child has their own supplies so that contacts with other children could be cut down because it’s challenging to clean shared crayons or similar things during an activity.
There are a lot of other things we’re doing to make our nurseries a safe place for children. We advise all the parents to encourage their children to have proper nutrition, exercise, and a good night’s sleep. Boost your family’s immune system so that the entire family can stay safe against this virus. Also, make a habit of frequent hand-washing.
If you are still not sure to send your child back to the nursery, you can talk to us personally.