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
Monday : 7.30am -5:30 pm
Tuesday – Friday 8am -6pm daily
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.
Dear Parents, we have set up a new facebook page to record songs, activities, news and stories for the staff while we are shut. If you would like to follow us, send an email with your fb details and we will send a friend request. All the staff are involved so it should be a great way of keeping some familiarity with Wizz Kids while we are shut. Please send posts too, we would love to see who you are all getting on and what`s keeping you entertained
We have been asked to share parenting support networks set up through several means by Sheffield council. Please have a look at the links below and access help and advice as needed.
Isolation, working at home, and home schooling, are all additional pressures on parents, and we know being a parent can have its challenges. So, we have developed and gathered below a range of online materials and useful videos for parents and carers to support them in their parenting role. These are all based on the evidence based parenting programmes that we use in Sheffield.
- Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Follow our social media channels where we will post regular tips, videos, information for families that you may find helpful to report to your school page.
Short clips with parenting tips and techniques will be posted here every week, as well as Family Centre information and activities.
Facebook – Sheffield Family Centre
Twitter – SheffFamilyCtrs
Instagram – SheffieldFamilyCentres
- You Tube
Short videos of the parenting team discussing parenting topics are posted here.
Sheffield Family Centres
- Descriptive commenting to develop language in children
- Praising your children and positive attention
- Developing your new baby’s brain
- Messy play activities and other early years topics.
Community Helpline : 0114 2734567, open from 8:45am -4:45 pm
Latest updates from Sheffield City council include worrying information about the increased risk for victims of domestic abuse during lockdown. We would like to share the council`s information on the support and advice available to victims
IDAS is offering support including: online video, WhatsApp messaging, telephone calls, online chats and emails. Sheffield has a freephone number 0808 808 2241 and a website www.IDAS.org.uk
Help is also available for the abusers. If you think this could be you, we urge you to visit gov.uk/domestic-abuse for more information and help.
Always call 999 in an emergency and if you need a silent solution you can cough or tap on the phone and press 55 when prompted.
Emergency accommodation and support is available for anyone who needs to leave their home during Covid-19.
Important information about social distancing and talking to children May 2020
WIZZ KIDS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL CHILDREN FROM FRIDAY 27TH MARCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Click on the link below to view latest government advice about self isolation and handwashing
Sources of information
Please continue to check information directly from the following websites:
Gov.uk advice pages
Santander offer free enthusiastic helpers to lend a hand to local projects in their community. we were very grateful when a lovely team of volunteers recently spent the day at Wizz Kids in our outdoors area. They helped rejuvenate our outside space after winter, painting decking, the slide, tyres and blackboards, hanging blackboards, sweeping leaves and having a good tidy up. The team were all so willing to help and made a real difference so THANK YOU Santander and hopefully see you next year!