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Update 14th January 2021
Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this very difficult time for us all.
The safety of our children, families and staff is our utmost priority. It is a major concern that the new strain of the virus is spreading so quickly with case rates in the 0-5 age range seeing a 268% increase in the last month and coronavirus daily death rates being the highest since the start of the pandemic, with a daily death rate of 1,564 deaths announced yesterday.
We have been reviewing our risk assessment to ensure we can keep the children and staff as safe as we possibly can. For the past two weeks we have been prioritising on site education for children with SEND/Disabilities, children whose families are frontline workers and children with family vulnerabilities.
We are doing all that we possibly can to include as many children as we can in nursery safely in line with our risk assessment and have contacted all families to ask whether they would choose to take up their child’s place at the moment.
I am happy to say that we are in a position to offer places to all children whose parents have said that they would like their child to attend nursery, from next week (18th January) for their usual hours.
In order to reduce the numbers in each classroom and maintain ratios that are safer for our staff and children, we are using the community room as an additional classroom. This means that some children may be in a different room or with a different key person than their usual group.
Many of you have told us that you would prefer to keep your child at home during this most dangerous time of the pandemic. We understand this decision and this will not affect your child’s place at nursery. When asked about nurseries on BBC Breakfast on Monday, Professor Chris Whitty the Chief Medical Officer said ‘If you don’t need to use it, don’t use it.’
We will continue to make contact and provide online, remote learning activities via Tapestry. Please ensure that you access Tapestry daily, as new activities will be posted. If you have trouble accessing your child’s Tapestry account, please contact Sue who will be happy to help. (Tel: 0121 464 3078 firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will also prepare activity packs for all children learning at home. We will be in touch shortly to let you know when you can collect your child’s pack. This will ensure all children are able to continue to access their early education.
Key persons will continue to be in contact with all families through telephone calls and Tapestry.
We will continue to review our risk assessment and keep you updated through emails and the school website.
We hope you all stay safe and well.
With very best wishes,
Link to Update for parents 14.1.21
Click on the link to read the Chief Medical Officer advice 10.1.21
Click on the link to see the flowchart of how we will manage children or staff displaying symptoms of Covid 19
Click on the link to read a Summary of Protective Measures September 2020
Click on the link to read our Information for Visitors September 2020
We are missing all being together during lockdown.
Click on the link below to see our video Better Together
Click on the link below to read our latest update 4th June
Click on the link below to read our Parent Declaration for the phased return
Click on the link below to read our school risk assessment for the phased reopening
Click on the link below to read a social story about coming back to nursery
Coming back to nursery Social Story
Click on the link below to read our Phased Return Plan
Click on the link below to read a summary of protective measures for phased reopening
Click on the link below to read our latest letter updating parents and carers about the phased re-opening of school during the COVID 19 pandemic
Click on the link below to read Birmingham City Council statement on re-opening of Birmingham schools
Click on the link below to read the Covid 19 Annex 2 to our Safeguarding Policy
Find the latest guidance from the Department for Education by clicking the link below:
Read a statement from Birmingham City Council by clicking the link below:
Perry Barr Families
Many children, young people and their families are facing challenges as a result of Covid-19. Community groups and support services are working hard to meet local needs. There are also hardship funds available to support families who need short-term help.
Please contact Spurgeons at Lime Tree Children’s Centre for more information about support and funds available for families and groups in Aston, Birchfield, Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Holyhead, Kingstanding, Lozells, Oscott and Perry Barr
Please click on this link for further information and contact details
Click on the link below to read the Covid 19 Annex to our Safeguarding Policy