Covid-19 Safety Plan

Risk Assessment Plan March 2022

Our aim is to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 as much as possible within the nursery.  

Arrangements for Dropping/Collecting

  1.   We will be doing daily diaries for preschool to make handover time shorter. 

  2. Parents stay outside building only in porch.   Babies are collected by baby room staff from the garden. Toddlers can go straight into their rooms from garden, Pre school  staff will come out to collect children- some parents are going to want to bring children in so we will need to accommodate this 

  3. All toys, dressing up, books , dolls,rugs,garden toys,will be split into 4 separate sets,  this will be used then left for  at least 72hrs , out of the room before using again. This ensures toys will always be available and this reduces the amount of additional cleaning staff will need to do and enables them to spend more time with the children. It means the rooms will be empty at the end of the day which makes it easier to clean all surfaces

  4. Cushions covers removed and washed  50 degrees

  5. If your child uses a dummy/comforter where possible would like parents to leave 1 dummy/ blanket at nursery not bring one in each day.

  6.  No toys/soft toys to be bought in from home.

  7. Show arounds/visitors  will be  by appointment only they will look into rooms  but will not enter room.  We will limit visitor to two adults  and child   The child will be allowed in to settle in once space has been taken, baseline can be done with parent in the garden

Maintaining a Clean Enviroment

1) Door handles, stair rail, baby gates, external doors, buzzer box wiped daily.

2)  Children to wash hands when they come in parents’ wash/ hand gel if they come into nursery.   .Surfaces sprayed and wiped after activity has finished. All other usual cleaning


3)Training on transmission, infection control, all staff completed a course 

4Staff to wipe taps/toilet seat/flush handle after each use.

5Transmission is less outdoors, doors and windows opened weather permitting 

  1.  Pre school can work outside weather permitting.

  2. Outdoor Toys need cleaning each morning

  3.  Face coverings/Masks are not recommended in childcare settings.

9) Cleaning cloths washed/changed   afternoon and evening

  1. Staff stay in own rooms no mixing with the exception of garden time and breaks. If staff do mix in rooms they are to stay 2 meters away from each other.

  2.   We will try to keep the same staff to the same shifts each week so they only come in contact same people

  3.   Staff will wash their uniforms after each shift.

1)   It is not necessary to close the business or workplace or send any staff home, unless government policy changes.

  1. If anyone, needs clinical advice, they should go to NHS 111 online, or call 111 if they don’t have internet access. In an emergency, call 999 if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk. Do not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital.