Contact:

Tel: 07983 660 589 

Address

Our Lady's Pre-School

312 High Street
St Mary Cray
BR5 4AR

 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ourladyspreschool/

 

 

Learning to play together. Playing to learn together.
Learning to play together. Playing to learn together.

Welcome to Our Lady's Pre-School

 

Ofsted Registration Number: EY431739                   

Mob: 07983 660589

E-mail-ourladyspreschool2011@gmail.com

 

 

Dear parents,

 

We will be re opening next Wednesday 27th Jan after spending Monday and Tuesday deep cleaning in line with all of the extra cleaning and precautions that we are already taking.

 

Could you please text the pre-School number to confirm if your child will be returning so we have an idea of numbers.

 

We can't wait to see you all!

 

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

This is the advise letter from Department of Education

 

 

Advice to All Parents - Single case

 

Dear Parents,

 

We advised the Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the pre-school.

 

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

 

The small number of children who have been in contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 10 days.

 

 

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

 

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to pre-school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test (the normally available test type) and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. 

 

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

 

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

 

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

 

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

 

Household members staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

 

Symptoms

 

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

 

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

 

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

 

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

 

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

 

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

 

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

 

Further Information

Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

 

If parents need any help or support or just a chat please phone Anne Marie.

 

 

We reiterate that parents must follow social distancing outside and need to let us know if you or your child are showing any covid symptons then you must keep your child at home.

 

 

Take care best wishes

Anne Marie, Danni and the girls.

 

 

 

06.01.21

 

Dear Parents,

 

A very Happy and Peaceful New Year to you all; even though we continue to live in uncertain and challenging times, we will take each day and every challenge with faith and hope and you can trust that we are committed to keeping your precious children safe, secure and loved within our setting.

 

Risk assessment:

We are keeping to our updated Covid Risk assessment to comply with government guidelines and we thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

 

Regarding the new lockdown, please see the document below this newsletter which explains why the government are permitting early years settings to remain open during this time.

 

Some parents have decided to keep their children at home for a while and we respect your decision. However, as the pre-school is fully open, fees will still need to be paid if you wish to reserve your child’s place. The reason being, that I still have 11 staff members wages to pay, plus the rent, phone bills and many other overheads to keep the pre-school running and sustainable.

 

The ratio for 2-year-old children is 1 member of staff to 4 children, whereas for 3-to-4-year olds it’s 1 member of staff to 8 children. (1 to 13 if there is a qualified teacher, which we have).

 

If the government inform us that we have to close, then parents will not be expected to pay any fees.

Please keep checking on our website at ourladyspreschool.net which also has a link to our facebook page. This will give you up-to-date information.

 

Please keep us up-dated if your child is not attending the setting, as we are required to record this information weekly for the local government Bromley Early Years.

 

School applications:

Parents are reminded that all school applications must be submitted by the 15th Jan 2021.

 

30 Hour Funding:

If you are working for over 16 hours a week and think you may be eligible for the additional funding, please go to the following website and apply; www.childcarechoices.gov.uk If you are still unsure or have any questions please speak to Gill or myself. If you are in receipt of the extra funding, please ensure that you update your claim every 3 months; (from when you first applied even if your child hasn’t starting using it yet. You should receive a reminder from HMRC and we will also try to remind you as well.

You must apply the term before your child turns 3 years and advice us of the HMRC eleven digit code as soon as you know it, to enable us to validate your claim.

 

Topic of the first half term: Mini beasts in line with the corresponding stories: Gruffalo. The hungry caterpillar. The very busy spider.

 

Half Term:     

 

We close for half term on Friday 12th February 2021 and return on Monday 22nd February 2021.

 

My very best wishes to you all.

Anne Marie.                                                                           

 

 

 

 

Dear parents, 

 

please find below infomation on why we are still allowed to remain open.

 

 

 

The Department for Education has provided the below response to queries on why early years providers have been asked to remain open while schools have been instructed to close, following our meeting with children and families minister Vicky Ford earlier today: 5th January 2021.

 

  • The reason schools have been restricted is not that they are unsafe but because additional measures are needed to contain the spread of the virus. The wider restrictions in place as part of the national lockdown to contain the spread of the virus in the community enable us to continue prioritising keeping nurseries and childminders open, supporting parents and delivering the crucial care and education needed for our youngest children.
     
  • Early years settings remain low risk environments for children and staff. 0-5 year olds continue to have the lowest confirmed rates of coronavirus of all age groups, and there is no evidence that the new variant of coronavirus disproportionately affects young children. Evidence shows that pre-school children are less susceptible to infection and are not playing a driving role in transmission. There is no evidence the new strain of the virus causes more serious illness in either children or adults and there continues to be strong evidence that children are much less susceptible to severe clinical disease than older people.
     
  • PHE advice remains that the risk of transmission and infection is low if early years settings follow the system of controls, which reduce risks and create inherently safer environments.
     
  • Early years settings have been open to all children since 1 June and there is no evidence that the early years sector has contributed to a rise in virus cases within the community. Early evidence from SAGE showed that early years provision had a smaller relative impact on transmission rate than primary schools, which in turn had a smaller relative impact than secondary schools.
     
  • Early years childcare providers were one of the first sectors to have restrictions lifted last summer, in recognition of the key role they play in society. Childminders and nursery staff across the country have worked hard to keep settings open through the pandemic so that young children can be educated, and parents can work. The earliest years are the most crucial point of child development and attending early education lays the foundation for lifelong learning and supports children’s social and emotional development. We continue to prioritise keeping early years settings open in full because of the clear benefits to children’s education and wellbeing and to support working parents. Caring for the youngest age group is not something that can be done remotely.

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE PLEASE READ

 

Lunches-

STRICTLY NO NUTS:

Please ensure that your child’s lunch does not contain any nuts or nut products, we’ve recently had peanut butter sandwiches and nuts in lunches. We have people with allergies to nuts. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Please provide healthy packed lunches or cooked food which does not include any sweets, chocolate, biscuits, crisps or fizzy drinks.

 

                                                           

 

 

WE ARE RAISING MONEY FOR OUR VERY SPECIAL FAMILY FRIEND WHO HAS BEEN THERE FOR OUR LADY'S PRE-SCHOOL SINCE WE FIRST OPENED 8 YEARS AGO. SO PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP ALLIE GET THE TREAMENT SHE NEEDS!. 

 

FIND HER STORY AND DONATION PAGE CLICK LINK BELOW

 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-allie-beat-cancer?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Ofsted  2018

 

On the 13th Decemeber we had our Ofsted inspection and were graded "a very strong good" only 2 small points of improvement to achieve outstanding which we are very happy about!. 

 

 

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