Measures we are taking to keep your children and our staff safe

When you arrive at Little Fingers please do not congregate outside. Please stay in your car / stand on the opposite side of the road, until a member of staff calls you over.  We will allow one parent/guardian/carer and their child/children, one at a time.


Adults will need to stand at the bottom of the steps where you will hand over/receive your child to the member of staff on duty.  Children will then be taken into the pre-school by the staff member.  Parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to wear a face covering.  The member of staff on duty will continue to wear a face shield and/or a face covering for the time being.


Any relevant information you feel we should know or you would like to share with us, please email us or call us on 01264 737735 to discuss.


If your child requires medication, please hand this to the member of staff at the entrance with a hand written and signed note detailing the dosage and times to be administered.


Frequent and thorough hand cleaning is regular practice for the children and staff.  This is done with soap and water or hand sanitiser.


Please be assured that the pre-school is being cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis, consistent with the guidance we have been given.


The main room is kept well ventilated and children access our garden area as much as possible.  


Toys and other equipment are being thoroughly cleaned each day and soft furnishings removed where possible.


The Government advice is for Early Years children and staff to not use face coverings and the emphasis is on good hygiene practices.


Please note if your child is unwell, you MUST keep them away from the setting until they have recovered.  If your child has a slight temperature, please do not give them Calpol/Nurofen and send them to pre-school, as it will mask an underlying illness.  Should they, or anyone else in the household show symptoms of COVID-19 they must book a test.  


Should the test then be negative, they can return to pre-school once they feel well and the members of the household can stop self-isolating.  If your child tests positive, please inform the pre-school immediately.  Your child will then need to self-isolate for ten days and members of the household will also need to self-isolate for 10 days.

If we are informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by NHS Test & Trace, staff, parents or carer of a child, or our local Public Health England Health Protection Team (PHE HPT), we must immediately contact PHE HPT for advice 

Please see our COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan.  Given the size of our setting, we anticipate that the proximity of the space may mean that we are likely to be required to close for 10 days and everyone to self-isolate in line with Government guidance.

Please read our updated COVID-19 Safe Operating Procedures Risk Assessment, Pre-school Procedures  and Outbreak Management Plan documents