May 2020 Newsletter COVID-19 Update- reopening information
Dear parents and carers, firstly we hope you are well and thank you for your patience waiting to hear about information and the re-opening of Summertime Nursery. We like the rest of the country heard from the prime minister on Sunday 10th May that nurseries should re-open as from the 1st of June. We then had to wait for more information on exactly what is expected of us to keep your child safe and then interpret that information before relaying it forward to parents and staff.
Please send us an email with replies to these questions as soon as possible but before
FRIDAY 22nd MAY at the latest so that we can re-organise the learning environment, arrange staff rotas, buy in food from Tesco and re-order the milk firstname.lastname@example.org
(please remember once your booking is made your will still be charged if your child does not attend)
Summertime will re-open its doors to children on Monday 1st June (obviously if government change their policy and stop nurseries opening, we will have to abide by the rules) It may be wise not to build your child up to this expectation too soon in case it doesn’t happen but providing all is going ahead they will need to be encouraged and looking forward to returning without fear.
Opening time will be 7:30 am till 17:30 Mon-Thurs. 7:30- 17:00 Friday. These slightly shorter opening times in the week will allow staff to do extra cleaning of the toys etc at the end of the day before the cleaners arrive to do the normal cleaning plus extra measures.
Depending on numbers of children returning it is possible we will have to cap numbers. The priority will be given to the children of key workers first and then in order of first to reply.
Summertime took the morally right approach and did not charge any parents any fees while the Nursery was closed. We totally understand you may not feel ready to send your child back to Summertime yet but to remain financially viable the following charges will apply to retain your place.
Your funded hours are still in place and you will be asked to sign the agreement and your child can still come in and use these free hours.
Here are the new routines we will be asking you to adhere to
Below are some information points from our COVID-9 Risk assessment but please feel free to ask any additional questions you may have via email email@example.com
Many thanks from your Summertime team
Please contact us for more information or to come and have a look around.
We are Located at:
Summertime Nursery & Preschool
C/o Thomas Hardye School
(near 1610 leisure centre)
Please contact us on
Tel 01305 257756
we are open all year except for a week over Christmas.
Monday - Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 17:00
Free Funded Places
Subject to availability we offer funded places for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds including the full 30 hours working parents childcare which may be spread across the year.
All about Summertime
The Organisation. Summertime is a 35-place nursery which opened in 2007. We take a maximum of 9 babies age 0-2 years in the baby room and up to 26 children aged between 2 and 5 years in the preschool room. This makes us a small nursery with a family atmosphere ensuring everyone knows your child and that we provide a warm, nurturing environment.
We are registered with Ofsted and comply with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. All our Staff are DBS checked before recruitment and are fully Pediatric First Aid trained.
We are a committee run registered Charity which gives you the opportunity to be as involved in the daily running of the nursery as you wish and have time for.
We are an Equal Opportunities nursery and ensure that children are treated fairly and have the same access to all nursery facilities and equipment.
Ethos. As a parent or carer we understand that choosing the right care for your child is a massive decision, that is why we take the responsibility of caring for your child very seriously. We want you to feel that you are always welcome and that we are here to help. We will always try to answer your questions and accommodate you and your child's very unique requirements in any way we can.
It is our aim to provide a caring, happy, stimulating nursery which gives the highest standard of support, care and education for all the children. We provide an enriched and enabling environment so that your children thrive, grow and develop. It is important that children become confident and independent lifelong learners able to meet their full potential, ready for life and ready for school.
Essentials. We offer a settling in period allowing you to attend a series of short complimentary sessions before your child’s care with us commences. This helps to gradually build up your child’s confidence, as well as familiarity with their new surroundings, and adapting to the absence of parents. We feel that the settling in period is important to help your child to feel comfortable in joining us.
We ask all parents to supply their own child’s nappies and wipes which we keep at the setting.
Parents are asked to provide lunch boxes. We do not prepare and cook our own hot meals but are happy to re-heat meals you supply.
We Supply fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, milk and water for your child at snack time.
The main entrance is controlled by a security system and all the boundaries are secured by metal railings.
To find our Nursery is not difficult however the postal postcode is misleading. Instead use these instructions, drive/walk up Cobury Road
DT1 2HR following signs to the 'Leisure Centre' (1610 leisure Centre). Walk down the sloping road keeping the Astro turf on your right and you will see the nursery infront of you. Come through the gate and ring the bell you have arrived! Open PDF for image