We want to keep you as informed as possible, with regards to our discussions here at Nonsuch Pak Forest School.
NONSUCH PARK FOREST SCHOOL
We want to keep you as informed as possible, with regards to our discussions here at Little Forest School on the Green.
We know that some of you will be feeling very anxious about starting or returning to nursery and it is especially important that we keep you well informed and updated of the changes we have now implemented to ensure we are keeping the children and staff team safe.
Following the Government announcement for providers to reopen Early Years provision we have been meeting regularly to plan the best way forward, so that our children can come back and enjoy our wonderful outdoor Forest School provision. The main priority for us at nursery school is to ensure the health and safety of everyone and we are extremely lucky to be situated next to our private woodland and Walton Heath, where outdoor learning can take place and not be limited by indoor restriction.
As a team we have been working hard on strategies to meet the Governments latest guidance and have been looking at the best way that we can accomplish this while carefully deciding what extra measures and rules we will require everyone to follow.
We appreciate that everyone will have different anxieties and concerns and we will do our utmost to alleviate all of these. Our new policies and procedures do follow government and Early Years guidance which you can access via the following links listed below.
We are also open to any thoughts or ideas you may have that would benefit the nursery school. So, we would like to give you as much information as possible about our new way of working.
Previously all Early Year’s providers were asked to separate children into new smaller groups which are called learning bubbles. These learning bubbles worked very well for us because of the unlimited amount of space that we have around us. We organised our register’s, so the children attended on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays or Thursday and Fridays, with different staff teams working with each bubble. This is something that we may have to introduce once again in the future, if required.
The footfall within the setting was kept to a minimum, we continue to ask that you do not come into the premises at drop off and pick up times as this helped with the nursery flow. We understand this may be a little upsetting for some children, but we aim to welcome and reassure children as quickly as possible on arrival. We have found it has made settling in, much quicker for most children.
Where possible we reduced the amount of contact the children will have with different adults in nursery school. We have a high focus on maintaining hygiene in the school - regular washing of hands, disinfecting the work areas as well as catch it, bin it, and kill it for any sneezes and coughing.
Your child’s daily learning and Forest School experiences which take place daily will remain the same.
If your child is due to start in September or January 2022, your child’s space is of course guaranteed, we are continually observing the daily Government Educational advice on nurseries and schools.
Our main priority is to get the nursery schools, staff, parents, and children through these challenging times. If your child is currently attending our nursery, please ensure that you use our online journal Tapestry to stay in touch.
Throughout the time we have been previously closed, Tapestry was used to share any information and updates that we needed to send to parents, to keep them in touch with our nursery community. We will continue to use Tapestry to keep you updated of any changes, including alerts and important notices.
If you are enquiring regarding a place for your child or to view our nursery, we are currently unable to offer any tours of the nursery school.
If you need to contact us directly in the meantime, please email us on manager@littleforestschoolonthegreen@msn
Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June.
Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings.
Some of the teachers have recorded their favourite stories especially for your children, let us know your child’s favourite.
Mrs Voss reads Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Mrs Moore reads Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
Mrs Prince reads There’s A Wocket In My Pocket
Mrs Forest reads You Can’t Take An Elephant On A Bus
Mrs Forrester reads Peppa Plays Basketball
Mrs Voss reads Room on a Broom
Mrs Moore reads Dustbin Dad