The affects and changes covid-19 will have on the reopening of Balmore Kindergarten for our (service users)
Drop off and Pick up of children
We will only be able to take one family's child/children in at any one time, A staff member will meet you at our reception area where we will then take your child to their playroom. Can all parents/carers please respect the adult physical social distancing guidance that is in place, we will have clear signage in place for you to be able to follow.
Cleaning within the building
During lunch time all our toilets, door's and banisters will be cleaned down ready for our afternoon session beginning.
Children's daily routines
Our child will be in cohort groups of 8 children for our 3 to 5 year old's, 5 children for our 2 to 3 year old's and 3 children for our 0 to 2 year old's with 1 staff member per group and students on hand to assist our qualified staff members.
We will temporally be removing sand play from our children's playroom due to Covid-19.
Learning experiences and resources will be adapted to follow the guidelines set out by the Scottish Government for early years settings.
Children will temporally not be self-serving at lunch time; Lunch choice will still be in place however served by staff members.
Face to face meeting's
Following guidelines, we are minimising any face to face meetings, however, please be rest assured that we will make all necessary arrangements to accommodate you and all your needs. Sanitising gel and Protective face masks will be available for anyone who has arrange to gain access to the building.
Our preferred payment for nursery fee's is by Bank Transfer, Standing Order or Card Payments via Telephone. Due to data protection GDPR (General data protection regulations) no card details are retained, as they are keyed in at the time of call.
Adult physical social distancing
No physical contact between staff members and other adults can take place such as hugs or hand shaking when greeting. We are asking all adults to respect the social distancing guidelines the Scottish Government have set out; this is currently 2 meters.
Click Coronavirus advice poster – Education – 4 March 2020 for NHS advice and guidance for schools.
Further guidance and information, including links to guidance for travellers and the general public, can be found on the COVID-19 page.