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Corona testing for under 5`s

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.

testing for corona available for staff and children

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.”


Planned phased re-opening in line with government guidance

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

Confirmed opening times from September 2021

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

New Fees Strucure

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

As from the end of the day on Friday 27th March 2020 Wizz Kids will be completely shut even to the children of key workers. Sorry for this inconvenience at what is already a worrying time.
If you are a key worker and require childcare at any time through this period of closure, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be able to sign post you to other provisions which have availability. You can contact us either via our normal email address or by phone Alison on 07946 752 386.
We will be picking up emails on a daily basis but there will be NO landline available so please email us with any enquiries or use Alison`s mobile number if urgent.
Thank you once again for all your amazing support, we will miss you guys but hopefully with these new stringent boundaries in place we can get back to normal (if there ever will be such a thing again) as soon as possible.
Don’t forget to keep watching us on FB and Tapestry!
lots of best wishes and virtual kisses.

New Wizz Kids Facebook page

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 may contain: outdoor

Corona virus – Latest information and links

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.

  1. 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

  1. You Tube

Short videos of the parenting team discussing parenting topics are posted here.

Sheffield Family Centres

Topics include:

  • Descriptive commenting to develop language in children
  • Praising your children and positive attention
  • Developing your new baby’s brain
  • Sleep
  • 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

Help is also available for the abusers. If you think this could be you, we urge you to visit 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

Coronavirus alert

SD guidance for parents and carers March 2020

latest Advice March 25th


Click on the link below to view latest government advice about self isolation and handwashing

 information from W.H.O. March 26th

Sources of information

Please continue to check information directly from the following websites:  advice pages