Information is updated in line with any changes in Government and Public Health England (PHE) guidance for early years settings. The following measures remain in place alondside our latest risk asessment - Nov 21.
Please see our COVID policy (Mar 21) and our operating procedures together with our latest risk assessment below:
We are showing prospective parents around the nursery from 6pm - Mon – Fri. Prospective parents will be required to wear a face mask.
We intend to produce an updated virtual tour of Kamelia Kids, showing our rooms and our outdoor spaces, especially our new sensory room and sensory garden once these projects are complete.
For enquiries regarding space, please call 01903 504077 or use our online enquiry form.
Our Nursery Administrator will contact you to follow up and answer any queries.
Prospective parents visiting/ settling a child into the nursery will need to follow our guidance:
• Complete a health questionnaire on arrival and wear a face mask.
• Follow our hand hygiene practices.
• Where possible do not touch doors/ furniture.
• Only one parent/ carer can visit and attend the settle.
• Prospective parents are shown around after 4.30pm.
• Prospective parents will be shown main room and can view entire nursery via virtual tour.
• Each room will have, where possible a range of toys/resources for the settling child. These will be cleaned afterwards.
• Where possible settling in the garden for most of the time.
Kamelia Kids has been open for key worker families and vulnerable children throughout lockdown which involved additional safety measures at the nursery to minimise the risk of infection. In line with government and local authority guidelines, Kamelia Kids welcomed back children and families from 1 June 2020.
Risk assessments are continually updated on our website to incorporate any further measures and are sent to parents.
In summary here are some of our guidelines:
The nursery does not need to take children’s temperatures every morning or throughout the day. Public Health England’s guidance is that routine testing of an individual’s temperature is not a reliable method for identifying coronavirus.
Parents worried about symptoms should use the NHS 111, and or NHS online.
Testing is now available for all with symptoms. Where there are symptoms, parents/ carers are strongly recommended to take part in the government’s testing programme for COVID-19 and ensure that the results are communicated to the Nursery Manager. If the test results reveal that the child has contracted COVID-19, please notify the Nursery Manager.
Clothing will stay in the nursery to mitigate the transmission of the coronavirus.
Only one parent / carer can drop off/ collect from our main entrance for Daisy and Poppy.
Only one parent / carer can drop off/ collect from Wildlife and Beach Garden is for Bluebells. There will be no further access into the nursery. Where possible we will stagger these times.
2-meter social distancing will be practiced and maintained when parents are waiting to drop off or collect their child/ren, following the hazard tape markings and signage.
Kamelia Kids staff will welcome each child at the main door/reception area/or Bluebell entrance.
From 20 July, in early years, it is no longer required to keep children in small, consistent groups. We will continue to minimise mixing within the nursery, using our three main rooms and different, keeping those groups apart as much as possible.
Handwashing posters in toilets for children are in place to encourage hand hygiene and how to do it.
Staff will supervise/role model how to do this with children.
All children and staff will wash their hands upon arrival at the nursery and regularly throughout the day.
Children will be actively encouraged to avoid touching their face.
Children will be supported in age appropriate ways to understand the steps they can take to keep themselves safe including regular handwashing, coughing and sneezing into tissues, and disposing of the tissue in a lidded bin.
Wherever possible, we would respectfully ask that all children wear fresh clothes daily.
If possible, children’s bags should remain at Kamelia Kids and contain essential items only for example, spare clothing and comforter/dummy if needed.
If a comfort item, dummy or milk bottle has been provided by parents for their child, we would ask that a spare, if available, is left at nursery. Any such items will be washed and sterilised by the nursery daily.
Parents are requested not to allow their child to bring general toys from home.
Water bottles brought from home will not be allowed. Children will be given water regularly throughout the day.
An enhanced cleaning schedule has been implemented with our cleaning providers, includes nightly all high touch surfaces.
Staff are cleaning daily the furniture, surfaces and children’s toys and equipment – using disinfectant a few times a day on all high touch surfaces and before and after meals.
Communal surfaces and areas – door handles, toilets, kitchens, touch points and hand washing facilities are cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the day by staff and the cleaners.
With Covid-19 likely to continue to impact on our lives for some time, we have invested in a fogging sanitiser. Fogging is an extremely safe, fast, efficient and cost-effective way of sanitising a room or open space in as little as 30 seconds (16m2 room). This is a non-alcoholic sanitising solution, lab proven to kill and protect against 99.99% of bacteria, including Coronavirus, MRSA, E-coli, and Norovirus. We consider this to be a sound investment which will enhance our nursery in house cleaning and hopefully instill confidence to our families and our staff.
Food & Drink
There will be no sharing of food.
Children’s water bottles to stay in the nursery and will be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. If a bottle is not provided, we will use our supply of cups/beakers.
Children’s lunches are to be brought in a named sandwich bag and then the bag will be placed in a bin. No food will be returned home, this is to minimise food items from home to nursery and home again.
We will limit external visitors to Kamelia Kids unless it is for maintenance purposes. All visitors and professionals to the nursery will be required to complete a health questionnaire on arrival and wear a face mask.