During these difficult and worrying times, we wanted to re-assure you that we are and have been doing our level best to protect our children and staff through rigorous hygiene practices.
We are cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, alongside constant hand washing and "catch it, bin it, kill it" for blowing noses.
Please see attached our system for cleaning and some of the products we use.
Our main focus is on being positive and giving all our pre-schoolers a fun and happy time.
This month we would like to focus on healthy eating. Please see the link below providing some examples for healthy lunch boxes.
Please can you try to encourage your child to have at least one piece of fresh fruit or vegetable in their lunch boxes 🍏🍊🍉🍎🍇🍐🍌🍓🍅🥬🥒🥕
We would like to also remind you that all grapes, blueberries, tomatoes and other similar sized fruit/veg, MUST be cut appropriately before putting them into your child’s lunch box. This is to help prevent your child from choking. Please see the picture below on how to cut them 🍇 🍅🍒
We are also a nut free setting so please can we ask that no nuts including peanut butter or pesto are in your child’s lunchboxes 🥜
Here is a little bit of information regarding a healthy lifestyle for children:
Birthdays 🎈 - If your child would like to bring something in for their birthday we are kindly asking that this could be a fruit or vegetable of their choice for them to share with their friends during snack time. We will no longer be handing out sweets or cakes due to our new healthy eating policy and allergies. 🍓🍌🍐🥒🥕🥭
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate to chat to a member of staff either via famly or during drop off/ pick up. We are always happy to help 😊
As restrictions are gradually being lifted, there are more opportunities for getting out and about with our young children, which is welcome news for many parents and carers!The NHS recommends:
"Pre-schoolers should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) a day doing a variety of physical activities spread throughout the day, including active and outdoor play. The more the better. The 180 minutes should include at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity"
At pre-school, our scooters are always a popular choice in the garden. What's your favourite activity?
See the link below for some useful tips for being active with your under 5's.
Royal Ascot Week. It's one of the highlights of our summer term. Waving to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Procession from the side of the road, or standing by the starting gates at the start of the races as we did last year.
This year, we are celebrating in the same way as many, by dressing up and embracing be together, both in session and virtually, and creating some fabulous race day fun at pre-school.
We have a fascinator and hat making competition and our budding young artists have created a wall of racehorses, with a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen. Horses stand at the ready on the starting line of a fabulous Playmobile race and the highlight of the day is our Live ladies Day Picnic for all our families today. Making memories and having fun...
Earlier this week, our lovely Mrs Shaw was Live on Air with Andrew Peach on the BBC Radio Berkshire Breakfast Show.
During their live conversation Andrew invited The Queen to join in the pre-school's virtual Ladies Day Picnic via Zoom. Could this be a reality for our little ones who will miss waving to her Majesty this week?? The broadcast can be accessed via the link below. (Forward to 2:53:27)
(To hear BBC Radio Berkshire's Andrew Peach and Mrs Shaw, forward to 2:53:27)
We were delighted to open our doors to all our pre-school children again from Tuesday 2nd June. We started with our first "bubble" and are opening to more children again from next week, so let us know your plans as soon as possible. Our little ones were amazing last week and all had a wonderful welcome from staff on their return to pre-school, sharing stories and news from the past weeks. We are so proud of them all.
Please use the link below to stay in touch with the latest government advice on Coronavrius.
For Cheapside Preschool & Rainbow Kids Club, this means if your child has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, they must stay at home and not leave the house for 7 days from when their symptoms started.
These symptoms are:
• new continuous cough (defined by local Public Health as a continuous cough that doesn’t stop throughout the day), and/or high temperature
• high temperature (a normal temperature for children is around 36.4C)
The NHS advice is to self-isolate for 7 days and not to go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. The NHS website provides tips for staying at home should you find yourself needing to self-isolate.
Unless otherwise advised by Public Health England, only the family member who is self-isolating or has a diagnosis needs to self-isolate. Other family members can still attend Pre-school or Rainbow Kids Club.
We hope you find this latest information helpful Please note that this s a very fast moving situation and we will try to keep you updated as soon as we are given any more advice or guidance.