Parents

Information for Parents

 

Update 10/03/2021

NNSTC Remote Education Provision: information for parents

Update 04/03/2021

Click here for the updates to the Risk Assessment

Potty Training Help

12/01/2021

Hello Families, Here is a useful Video about potty training

 

COVID 19 Information and updates for parents

Update 11/01/2021

Nottingham Nursery remains open for room 1 Pandas am only/ rooms and 3 Penguins and Elephants / room 4 Koalas / before and after school clubs. Only room 1 Pandas PM AND FULL TIME PANDAS are isolating as a precautionary measure. This is in line with government guidance and the support of Public Health England, Nottingham City Council and Nottingham Schools Trust. All the nursery has been thoroughly deep cleaned. If your child does feel unwell with Covid-19 symptoms, we would urge parents to register online for a test.

 

Update 30/10/2020

Nottingham will move into Tier 3 Very High Restrictions for Covid-19

Nine councils including Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will move together into Tier 3 at one minute past midnight on Friday 30th October 2020. For restrictions in your area visit www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions

To support Children and Families of Nottingham and receive the most up to date information and guidance on COVID -19 please visit:  www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

More detail about the Tier 3 restrictions are on the Government website here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-level-very-high

As well as the main Tier 3 restrictions, Council Leaders have agreed the following additional local restrictions:

  • All hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs) can only remain open to offer substantial meals, or must move to operate a delivery and takeaway service only. Alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal.
  • The use of shared smoking equipment (such as but not limited to shisha) in hospitality venues will be prohibited.
  • Betting shops, car boot sales and auction houses (with the exception of Livestock and agricultural equipment sales) must close.
  • Alcohol sales must be prohibited after 9pm where alcohol is purchased to consume off premises, for example shops. Alcohol can continue to be purchased in hospitality venues where accompanying a substantial meal, up until 10pm.
  • Indoor entertainment and tourism venues must close, except for ice-skating rinks, cinemas, concert halls, and theatres. Hotels and other accommodation can stay open.
  • Outdoor entertainment and tourism venues can remain open, with the exception of their indoor attractions (such as animal attractions or landmarks).
  • Saunas and steam rooms must close.
  • Leisure and sporting facilities (such as leisure centres, gyms, fitness and dance studios, swimming pools and sports courts) can remain open. It is strongly advised that indoor group exercise classes (including dance and fitness classes) should not take place.
  • Personal care settings such as tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons, and piercing services must close. Hairdressers and barber salons can remain open but cannot perform services that are otherwise closed. It is advised that personal care services do not take place in private homes.
  • Public buildings such as town and parish halls, community centres and libraries can remain open to run activities such as childcare and support groups. Public buildings should not host events for private hire, such as birthday parties or other social activities. Government and local partners will closely monitor the impact of these new restrictions, which will be in place for 28 days from Friday 30th October and will be kept under review.

 

Update 29/09/2020

Please see our latest Risk Assessment linked below

NNSTC RA Reopening fully Autumn term v3.2 sept 20

Please see the link below for information of the annual flu vaccination

The NHS are sending letters out this week to parents with children in years 7 and below. Leaflets for parents on the flu vaccine can be downloaded from the .GOV website: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/907433/Protecting_Child_Against_Flu_DL_leaflet_2020.pdf

 

Update 23/09/2020

Please see letter form PHE (Public Health England) regarding Test and Trace

23rd September – PHE letter to parents and guardians

UPDATE 23/09/2020

Please see below for translations of government advice;

يرجى الاطلاع أدناه لترجمات المشورة الحكومية ؛
yrja alaitilae 'adnah litarajumat almashurat alhukumiat ;
Zobacz poniżej tłumaczenia porad rządowych;
يرجى الاطلاع أدناه لترجمات المشورة الحكومية ؛
yrja alaitilae 'adnah litarajumat almashurat alhukumiat ;

Translation of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

We have translated our guidance for parents and carers with children in nursery, school, or college in the autumn term.

The guidance is now available in the following languages:

·         Arabic

·         Bengali

·         Chinese – traditional

·         Chinese – simplified

·         French

·         Gujarati

·         Polish

·         Portuguese

·         Punjabi

·         Romany

·         Somali

·         Turkish

·         Urdu

The information below hasn’t changed since our last update.

Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline

The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline is available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm

 

UPDATE 21/09/2020

Due to the government’s new advice of Hands, Face, Space; we are no asking parents and staff who are able to, to wear a face covering during drop off and pick up.

As some people will be unable to wear face coverings, we politely request that parents do not challenge others.

Here is some more information. (3rd party site)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200806-are-face-shields-effective-against-covid-19

Thank you for your understanding.

UPDATE 08/09/2020

Please see our amended Risk Assessment.

NNSTC Updated Risk Assessment Sept 2020

UPDATE 02/08/2020

Coronavirus

From Monday 22nd June, Nottingham city council agreed that it was safe for nursery to open more widely.  We had about 12 children on the register at that time, who had been attending since the beginning of lockdown, and we opened to N2 (elephants / penguins groups) on 29th June and N1 (pandas group) 6th July.   There have been between a third / half of each cohort in school, and it has been so good to see everyone.  Key Worker children have continued throughout.  Through the summer our holiday club is running as usual, although only 3 days a week to allow for deep cleaning and in response to low demand.

Throughout lockdown, the Nursery team continued learning and communication with families. Weekly learning newsletters were emailed and posted on Facebook. These were based on simple activities that could be completed with few resources / things easily accessed around the home. We made fortnightly calls home to each family, with home visits too for some.  We’ve also delivered / posted packs fortnightly to those families who we knew don’t have internet access. We communicated everything through this website, our Facebook page, emails and the normal school texts.  Please make sure you keep a close eye on these social media platforms; we tried Facebook Live for our leavers graduations and our website has lots of online learning links under the Curriculum tabs.

All letters to parents, carers and children can be found in the Parents section, under Letters to Parents and Carers.

September Arrangements

We are expecting to be able to admit all children back in September, and are currently making all the arrangements and completing the risk assessments for that to happen.  Clearly, should there be another spike or we re-enter lockdown, we would not be able to open to all pupils in September.  We will continue to communicate with you through the usual channels, as we have done since lockdown began, to let you know exactly what the arrangements are for September.

Should you be travelling abroad over the summer, please be aware of and follow any quarantine guidelines.

We understand that this is a really difficult time for everyone.  We want to be able to support you as much as possible.  If you’re struggling, there is a list of numbers below that might offer you support, (See update 20/03/2020) and don’t forget that the Nursery team is in school for the foreseeable future so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help, advice or reassurance.

Thanks and best wishes

Laura Patel

Head of School

UPDATE 19/06/2020

Please see below for a copy of the letter for parents and carers of those children returning on 22nd June 2020.

NNSTC Letter to Parents 22.6.20

 

UPDATE 29/05/2020

Please read the letter to parents from the Local Authority regarding the re-opening of Nottingham City Council schools.

UPDATE 28/05/2020

You can view our full risk assessment in advance of any further re-opining of Nursery.

UPDATE 24/04/2020

You can now access weekly activities on our Home Learning Page. Please check back regularly and visit our Facebook page for more ideas!

UPDATE 20/03/2020

Please click here for a summary of support numbers available to you.

 

18/03/2020

Dear Parents/Carers

To help us plan for Monday and beyond, we need to start compiling a list of those children who fall into the categories mentioned in the government’s announcement yesterday; namely children of keyworkers such as NHS staff, police and delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work; vulnerable children (including those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans). Once we get a sense of the numbers involved, we can then start to plan how we proceed with staffing levels etc.

If you believe that your children will need to attend nursery because you fall into one of these categories, please email  reception@nurseryschool.nottingham.sch.uk or call 9159090 with the information below. It’s imperative that this is done with full integrity and respect for the conditions set out; clearly if it’s a two-parent/carer household with one parent a keyworker but the other not, then your children can stay at home; also, whilst your child may have an EHCP, for example, you may feel that the best place for them at this time of anxiety is at home with you.  I can assure you that the staff and governors are committed to meeting our responsibilities and will endeavour to manage this situation in the best way possible.

Please let us know –

  1. Your child or children’s name/s.
  2. The reason why you think they need to attend.
  3. Would it be every day or just certain days (depending on your working pattern)?
  4. Any other information that may be relevant.

Thanks and best wishes

Laura Patel

 

Letters to Parents

 

NNSTC Letter to Parents 22.6.20

LA Letter to Parents 29.5.20

NNSTC Risk Assessment 01.06.2020

New Starters

2 Year Olds Local Authority parental agreement

NNSTC Admission Form June 2020

NNSTC Admissions Letter 2 YO Autumn 2020-21

NNSTC Admissions Letter 3-4 YO Autumn 2020-21

 

Please see our news feed for current courses for parents.

Our fortnightly newsletter to parents is attached to the news feed – please read it and ask any questions you may have.

We have many areas of expertise between us, and for those we don’t we will know where to signpost you for help.

Parents will be sent a pack towards the end of November usually to apply for their child’s Primary school place. We understand choosing a school is a huge decision, and can guide you through the process. We also offer support for online applications for parents without internet or email access.

All of the policies on the website are available to parents as a free paper copy if requested.

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  • Date: October, 2014