Covid - 19
Covid - 19 brought with it challenging times for many of us. Throughout Lockdown we stayed in touch with parents and children through our Facebook page and e-mails.
On this page you will find links to our Covid-19 Policy and Pandemic Policy and the activity grids that we sent out to parents. We have also added a Covid-19 Quick Guide for parents / Carers, so they are able to check their children's symptoms.
We regularly check the Covid Guidance from the government and Wiltshire County Council, using this to ensure the safety of children and staff who use our setting. Through regular hand washing, cleaning / washing of equipment and spending time outside in our play area or in the woods (either at Forest School, The Family Tree or on discovery walks) we think we have the balance right.
For us it is essential that children have a home from home space that they can play in, where there are no social distancing rules. Being able to have a cuddle or a hand to hold when feeling sad or they need a little reassurance is essential for this age group. On the school site we are in our own Bubble, therefore we don't mix with any of the school children or staff.
Home learning - January 2021
Transition to Pips during Covid
During this pandemic we have had to change the way we have transition visits from our new families. We are now holding Stay and Play sessions our next one will be on 22nd July 21, 9.30 - 11.30, we will be using both our indoor and outdoor areas. All staff and some committee members will be there for parents to chat to (rules on Social Distancing must be adhered to by the adults). This will give the children time to familiarise themselves with the setting and staff.
Staff will be at the school gate from 8.45am to welcome the children to Pips.
At the end of the school day - 3.00 pm we will bring the children down to the gate with their bags and coats.