June saw the nursery re-open to children after 12 weeks of lockdown closure. July has provided us with some amendments to the restrictions that had been in place but we still have amended procedures in place.
For families that already attend the setting - the procedures and policy can be accessed via your child's Tapestry Account (There is also a link to tapestry in our Links page)
An overview of the updated operational changes (As of September 2020) that are in place at the moment are as follows
Changes to entrance and exits of the buildings
Parents/carers not being permitted to enter the setting
Online home learning activities via Tapestry Online Learning Journals
Electronic Care Diary
Online video content from staff for all families
Social Distancing between staff and parents
Holiday Club for Older Children (Primary School age 4+) and those that do not normally attend rainbow has been suspended
These changes along with others are in place to keep the children, staff and rainbow families safe and will remain in place until the government guidance states otherwise
We do monitor the guidance provided and update all changes as and when they occur (which can be often)
Information for Parents that are looking for childcare in September and beyond
Currently during the restrictions we are unable to offer the usual visits and show arounds during the day.
We are looking into filmed content that we can send out or upload to the website and if/when this is completed then we would also inform the wider community via our social media outlet Facebook. We will also be looking into enrolling families on to a limited form of our Tapestry account so that you can see what the nursery is all about with videos and activities.
Currently our focus is to get all our children that have already enrolled into the nursery back to doing the days/hours they have requested therefore new starters are unlikely to be taken until August/September at the earliest.
We would ask that any prospective parents explore the website for an overview, you can request a brochure from the contact page or you can follow this link to our online application:
Class number restrictions will ease by September and therefore we will do our best to have spaces for all those who require them