We will be following the government and healthcare guidance, and this means that crèche will look a bit different from before lockdown. However, your child’s safety and wellbeing will still be at the heart of everything we do and we will do everything we can to support you and your children into the new way of working.
Our front door will be locked at all times, please ring the doorbell to inform the team that you have arrived. You will not be permitted to enter the building for the foreseeable future to ensure we minimise any risks. In order for physical distancing to be in place for adults, we would ask that parents/carers remain outside while settling children, or handing them over to staff. We ask that you follow any physical distancing guidance or signage.
To ensure infection control measures:
- All staff and children to wash hands on entry to crèche, after use of the toilet, when moving between areas, before preparing food, before and after eating food, before leaving crèche.
- No non-staff visitors to crèche while staff and children are there.
- All staff will monitor of staff/children for symptoms at all times. The isolation space will be used if a child displays symptoms of COVID-19 until collected by a parents or carer.
- Visuals and posters about hygiene and handwashing will be displayed in nursery.
- Where possible doors and windows will be kept open.
- Toilet visits to be confined to one child at a time with supervision.
- Due to infection control measures, some soft furnishings, soft toys and items that are harder to clean will have to be removed from crèche.
- If a child becomes symptomatic following their session they must inform Dr Bell’s as soon as possible. We will then follow test and protect procedures (https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-test-and-protect/), informing anyone who may have been in contact with them during their visit to the centre.
- If a child displays symptoms consistent with COVID 19 while in the setting, a ventilated space (Meeting Room B) will be available for the child to wait in until they can be collected by their parent/carer. Care will be taken to ensure the appropriate levels of supervision of all children. Dr Bell’s Family Centre is following guidance from The Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland (https://hpspubsrepo.blob.core.windows.net/hpswebsite/nss/2973/documents/1_covid-19-guidance-for-non-healthcare-settings.pdf).
- Children who are symptomatic or in a household that is, cannot attend the centre until isolation period is completed and no longer displaying symptoms.