About Egg Day Nursery
We are a family run company with three nurseries, one in Sutton Scotney, Winchester, one in Picket Twenty, Andover and our Montessori nursery school in Weyhill, Andover. We recognise that our staff are the most important aspect of our nurseries, we offer opportunities for both experienced practitioners to progress and develop their leadership skills –
Egg Childcare – COVID-19 Procedures
The aim of this document is to provide information and guidance for parents and staff of Egg Childcare with regards to the re-opening our nurseries. Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff, parents and children who attend our settings. We encourage parents to take the time to read the government’s guidance listed in the links at the end of this document. Social distancing for children The government guidance states: “We know that, unlike older children and adults, early years and primary age children cannot be expected to remain 2 meters apart from each other and staff. In deciding to bring more children back to early years and schools, we are taking this into account.” All the procedures described in this document are based on the government’s risk reducing measures of: avoiding contact with anyone with symptoms frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices regular cleaning of settings and minimising contact and mixing Social distancing measures for staff A maximum of 3 staff are allowed in the staff room at any one time during their break All full staff meetings will be completed via video conferencing All in-house training is to be postponed except for required health & safety training Any individual staff meetings such as supervisions & probation meetings are to be completed with social distancing between staff members Staff must avoid physical contact with each other The Management team will wherever possible keep the same staff in the room throughout the day Staff are advised to go on walks during the lunch breaks to get fresh air and reduce the amount of staff within the staff room Arrival at nursery: All parents/guardians will be required to queue when dropping off their child at the nursery using the 2-metre markers on the floor Only one parent/guardian will be permitted to drop off a child at nursery. Parents will need to drop their child at the assigned door and a member of staff will then take your child into the nursery where they will be taken to their room. Once in the room, children will be supported to wash their hands before greeting any of their friends or other staff. If your child requires medication while at nursery or has had an accident at home, you will be required to e-mail the nursery by 8am that day. This information will then be placed on a form at the nursery and e-mailed back to you to confirm all the information is correct. Parents should discourage children bringing in additional toys into the nursery unless they promote their wellbeing such as comforters for sleep time. We strongly advise parents to provide a comforter that remains at the nursery. Collection from nursery: All parents/ guardian will be required to queue when collecting their child from nursery using the 2-metre markers placed on the floor Only one parent/guardian will be permitted to collect their child from the nursery Staff will arrange for your child to be brought out to you by a member of staff. If your child has had an accident or emergency medication (such as Piriton) while at the nursery, you will be contacted by the manager with details of what has happened. You will then be e-mailed a copy of all documentation. Hand overs at the end of the day will be limited to reduce staff contact with parents as well as waiting times. A short factual handover sheet will be provided with details of what your child has eaten, any sleep/rest time and their toileting needs. If you require additional information you will be asked to call the nursery. Further detailed procedures on arrival and collection at each nursery including queuing and staggered arrival times will be provided. We advise parents to allow additional time at drop off and collection due to these additional measures. We also ask that you do not come to nursery if you or your child are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Forms such as accident and illness forms have been amended to include attaching the parents e-mail and forwarding them a copy of all documentation, as we will not be asking parents to sign forms. Cleaning: All fixtures and fittings (such as light switches, door handles, nursery phones etc) regularly touched by staff and children will cleaned and disinfected at 9am, 1pm and 6pm at Picket Twenty & Sutton Scotney and at 9am, 12pm and 4pm at Magic Tower by a member of the team. A full list of all areas that need to be cleaned and disinfected is located in the office. To reduce the number of resources and equipment being used by the children, a selection of items will be made available at the beginning of the day in each the room and the garden. These items will be based on the children’s interests and current development needs. These toys and equipment will be cleaned at 1pm by staff and changed over to offer the children a variety of activities and learning experiences during the day.