SESSION INFORMATION

COVID-19 CONTRol measures for arrival & departure

  • Staggered start times have been introduced to avoid groups of parents/carers and children congregating outside.
  • Staff and parents to engage with the NHS Track and Trace process if required. A QR code is displayed at the entrance.
  • Social distancing promoted.
  • No parents/ carers or siblings are permitted to enter the building. We ask that parents drop off at the main door.
  • Where possible, only one adult to drop off/ collect.
  • Limited face-to-face events or meetings will be organised by Paddocks that encourage large gatherings of people. Virtual meetings and creative ways of fundraising will take their place.
  • Essential visitors (e.g, professionals) to the pre-school will be limited. They are required to wear a face covering, sanitise their hands and maintain social distancing.
  • Children will be asked to wash their hands thoroughly on arrival.
  • Each child to leave one bag of spare clothes on their peg all week.
  • Children are not allowed to bring in toys or any other items from home.
  • At the end of a session, parents/ carers are expected to socially distance at the main door where children are handed over to the parents one at a time. 

COVID-19 CONTRol measures During sessions

  • Regular handwashing breaks throughout the session.
  • Enhanced cleaning of the setting including a deep clean at the end of the day.
  • Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • No malleable toys available unless a risk assessment has been carried out.
  • No use of soft furnishings nor any items that are difficult to clean.
  • Books returned in book bags are being quarantined before being circulated again.
  • Windows open at all times to provide adequate ventilation. Parents to provide extra warm clothing during cold weather.
  • Background music is kept at a low level to avoid children from raising their voices. Only gentle singing will take place.
  • Due to some outside agencies limiting face-to-face training during this period, staff have undertaken several online training courses to remain fully updated and qualified.
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Paddocks Pre School, Paddock Road, Wallingford, Oxon. OX10 9LT