It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that as of March 24th we made the decision to close our nursery until further notice.
Our Key worker parents have been contacted and alternative provision has been offered for their childcare needs.
We have made this decision for the health and safety of our staff and children. A number of our staff members have been advised to self isolate due to health conditions that put them at a greater risk due to this virus. Additionally others are the primary carers to vulnerable family members. As a consequence of this guidance we can no longer provide child care services to our key worker parents.
This decision was not taken likely and would like to reassure parents and carers that we continue to put the wellbeing of the children at the forefront.
On the Nursery website we have included a selection of ideas of things to do with your child(ren) at home to continue their learning. www.agnesdaynursery.org
These suggestions are guidance to help support you. Please note that not all activities will be age appropriate for your child(ren). It is hoped that we will be able to add more ideas in the coming days.
We anticipate to be closed for 12 weeks at a minimum.
We will keep you updated in terms of the closure and anticipated date the nursery will reopen. Please check our Facebook page and the website periodically for this information.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for your support and we ask that you please stay safe and follow the government guidance.
Sincerely, Jane Jansen, Chair of trustees and AGNES staff
March 20th, 2020
Dear AGNES Parents,We would like to inform you that after digesting the revised guidance the Government has provided to schools and childcare providers as well as the expanded list of who are classed as key workers and vulnerable children, we have made the decision to remain open at present and provide care for these individuals.We will continue with our drop off at the door policy and maintain our regular hours (8:30am – 4pm)We cannot stress enough that if anyone in your household has any symptoms of the Covid-19 virus or are in anyway unwell please keep your child at home and seek medical advice. We would also appreciate being made aware of this for our and your child’s records.Our plan is to reassess this decision just before Easter. However, if changes are made by the Government, we may need to make changes to this decision at short notice.As you know our Staff have been wonderful this week ensuring that your child has continued to have a loving, caring and especially a safe place to come during these difficult and uncertain times.We also want to thank you all for your patience and support.Stay safe and we will see you soon. Sincerely,ANGES staff and Trustee committee
17th March, 2020
Following the latest COVID-19 update to the guidance (March 16th) we have made several changes to our procedures for the continued safety of the children and staff.
-We are operating a drop off at the door procedure for parents. This is to limit possible exposures. The children will then be supervised in washing their hands following government guidance.
-We have cancelled the Mother’s Day Week activities. We will try to find another time for you to come in and see your child(ren) at nursery.
-If a member of your family has a temperature of 37.8*C or higher we will not accept the children at nursery as the guidance states they are to be at home in isolation for 14 days with their family. However please inform us of this for our records please.
-If you are pregnant, we will still accept your child(ren) at nursery so long as you are able to find an alternate person for your child’s drop off and pick up. This is for your safety.
-If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the nursery.