We have just received important information for the Early Years Alliance about the future plans for providing childcare in pre schools :
The Department for Education has updated its guidance Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, setting out a significant change to the protective measures in early years settings, effective from 20 July.
The guidance states: “From 20 July, early years settings will no longer be required to keep children in small, consistent groups within settings.
Settings should still consider how they can minimise mixing within settings, for example where they use different rooms for different age groups, keeping those groups apart as much as possible.
All other protective measures must remain in place.”
The government says this is possible is due to the “significant progress made in tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19)”, which saw the UK alert level drop from 4 to 3. In addition, early years settings are on average much smaller than schools, “allowing a less restrictive approach to mixing within settings than in schools.”
This is really going to help returning to full capacity from September and we look forward to welcoming old and new families to Wizz Kids.
We will keep you updated with any further developments
Wizz Kids is grouping children together in “bubbles ” according to their age. This is to limit the number of children each child is in contact with. Our 3-4 year old bubble is now full and we will not be accepting any additional children for this age group until September.
We have spaces in our 2-3 year old and baby bubble. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everybody, we would like to share with you some photos of Wizz Kids so you can see some of the changes we have made in preparation for next week`s phased re-opening. You can read our full guidance and risk assessments in the most recent posts.
We look forward to welcoming the children back and send our appreciation to all of our families and committee members who have been very supportive throughout our closure
Coronavirus testing has been extended to children aged under five as of today.
Health secretary Matt Hancock made the announcement during yesterday’s daily coronavirus briefing. He said: “From tomorrow, we are expanding eligibility for testing to include the under-fives, so that now every single person who has symptoms of coronavirus can get a test, no matter their age.”
The announcement is part of a wider expansion of the government’s ‘track and trace’ system being rolled out today.
Under the voluntary programme, anyone with one or more of the symptoms of coronavirus should self-isolate immediately and book at test on the NHS website or by calling NHS 111.
Those who test positive will be contacted by the NHS test and trace service within 24 hours to establish who they have been in contact with and could have infected.
Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive will be contacted and asked to self-isolate, even if they do not have symptoms.
Wizz Kids will be re-opening on Tuesday 2nd June for a limited number of children. Following on from the latest government guidance, Wizz Kids will be re-opening Tuesday – Friday from next week. We anticipate very low numbers of childrena and staff for June and will make another assessment for July.
The team have been working very hard to ensure the nursery building has been stripped back and re-organised in accordance with new operating procedures. Please open the following documents which give you more details about our daily routines and our guidance for families.
You may have seen the announcement yesterday that all children over the age of five will be eligible for testing if they display symptoms of possible coronavirus: high temperature, a dry cough and now loss of taste or smell.
[A]ll those children and young people eligible to attend, and members of their households, will have access to testing if they display symptoms of coronavirus…. To access testing parents will be able to use the 111 online coronavirus service if their child is 5 or over. Parents will be able to call 111 if their child is aged under 5.”
Wizz Kids is planning a phased return to nursery from June 1st in line with latest government guidance. We are currently contacting all of our families to assess their individual needs for childcare and any risk factors associated with Covid 19.
We will keep all of our families informed about any changes we are implementing at work to ensure we have the safest environment possible for staff, children and families
We have confirmed the following opening times for Wizz Kids form September. This does not take into consideration any closure or guidance form local government surrounding corona virus. As soon as we have news about re-opening we will update our website and fb page
Dear Parents, new starters and prospective families. We will be increasing our fees from June 2020 . The biggest change is the withdrawl of session pricing for the baby room. All bookings will now be charged by the hour or half hourly rate.
o Under 2’s – £5.50 per hour o 2-3 year olds – £5.15 per hour o 3-4 year olds – £4.90 per hour o Afterschool Club – £ 4.15 per hour
We are moving towards a flat rate for all ages which we hope will be in place in the next 2/3 years.