Dear Parents and Carers,
We are back open!
We have been able to open for a limited number of children over the last couple of weeks and through the summer holidays. It’s lovely to see some familiar faces join us. We are currently working hard getting used to the new normal and preparing for September.
We are strictly following the government guidelines and keeping each other safe with increased cleaning across the whole nursery, practicing social distancing and forming bubbles in each room. For any queries please call the nursery office on 01245 293045
Parent FAQ’s for returning to nursery
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are deeply sorry to advise that from 6pm this evening Tuesday 24th March 2020 Dovedale Nursery will be closing until further notice. We have endeavoured to follow Government directives to support children of key workers, but in the interests of safety we have no option but to close our buildings. Our parent company Chelmsford College is also closing and therefore the necessary infrastructure for us to continue operating will no longer be available.
We would like to thank all our families for the support you have shown us throughout the past few weeks which has been invaluable. If you are a key worker who requires emergency childcare please can you contact the early years team at Essex County Council by emailing email@example.com
We will keep you updated and will post further updates when needed via tapestry and our website.
Thank you for all your understanding and to all our families please stay safe.
Sarah Boultwood | Nursery Manager
We are continuing to follow advice from Public Health England in respect of Coronavirus.
We have not been put on alert to close and at present we have no plans to close our Nursery for any additional time.
We are working closely with the Local Authority and if we are advised differently by Public Health England and the Department for Education to close, we will inform parents and carers immediately.
Unfortunately due to coronavirus the Princes Road Restaurant and the Princes Hair and Beauty Salons are closed until further notice.
The College would like to reassure parents/carers, staff and other stakeholders that we are staying up-to-date with the latest information issued by Public Health England.
Your health and safety is important to us. For that reason we recommend you follow current advice in the UK and to take precautionary measures to protect yourself such as:
The NHS Covid19 advice as at 17th March 2020 is
If your child presents with a new cough or persistent cough or high temperature (over 37.8C) your child (and any siblings) will be required to stay off nursery or out of school care for a full 14 days.
If your child presents with the above symptoms at home, please inform us.
We ask that visitors and anyone collecting / dropping of your child also follows NHS advice regarding self isolating.
If a member of your household has either:
then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.
If you have coronavirus symptoms:
If you are or believe you may be pregnant please take particular care to minimise your social contact with others.
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Please check with The Foreign Office for the latest advice on travelling abroad.
If you have any concerns about the coronavirus please see the latest information from the National Health Service at nhs.uk