At Little Garden nurseries, we’ve taken a number of extra precautions to keep children safe during the coronavirus pandemic – and we’re pleased to say we’ve gone above and beyond the guidelines laid down by the Government.
We follow all the correct safety measures to keep children healthy and happy. Plus we’ve appointed a Wellbeing and Safety Manager, Angela Gallagher, pictured above, who was previously a nursery manager for 22 years, and we’ve also taken advice from an infection control specialist.
Angela’s job is to support our nursery staff and provide a listening ear, while allaying fears and ensuring they’re coping at this challenging time.
She’s noticed that staff feel a lot more relaxed within the nursery environment compared to the early days of the pandemic, especially as most of our nurseries remained open throughout lockdown, providing a service to key worker parents.
She says: “I noticed staff were very anxious at first about what was happening, but we’ve noticed the fear factor has now gone away. It doesn’t mean they are complacent, far from it – it just means they have adapted to the situation and are confident they are doing everything they possibly can to look after the young people in their charge.”
Little Garden nurseries, which provide high quality childcare for children from 3 months to 5 years old, have been deep cleaned and carpets removed, plus there has been an investment in personal protective equipment. Toys are constantly cleaned and sterilised plus soft toys are washed daily.
Children stay in their room ‘bubbles’ with others their own age, while staff strive to make hygiene and handwashing fun for the youngsters – and cuddles are allowed.
Prospective parents wishing to view the nursery are invited to the next open day on Saturday July 25th, or can view out-of-hours when children are not on site. Both are by appointment only.
We’ve also brought in a highly qualified infection control specialist who has reviewed all our Covid-19 policies and checked they have been implemented throughout all our nurseries.
Our Chairman Andy Morris, who has run nurseries for 15 years, says: “Children are precious and our priority is the safety and wellbeing of all our staff, children and parents at all time.
“The feedback from parents has been extremely positive and supportive, and we wanted to share our approach to ‘working safely and smart’ so that other parents elsewhere, who may be worried about their own children returning to nursery or school, can see that life can get back to normal, even if it is a ‘new normal’.”
To visit any of our nurseries, please call 0207 622 0484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.