Nursery has had several queries regarding our most recent positive Covid19 cases.
We have sought advice from Warwickshire Early Years in relation to protecting all children and staff in the setting from possible infection with COVID-19.
Our decision to request that families whose children have been close contacts of a positive case take a PCR test was carefully considered in light of all the circumstances and current public health advice.
Since yesterday and our request for children to have a PCR test, several more positive cases have been identified.
Nursery is fully aware that Government guidance was updated on Tuesday 11th January and although LFT tests are not recommended generally for under 5s if your child does test positive on an LFT, parents can choose to test the child on Day 6 and Day 7 and the child can end isolation on Day 7 if both tests are negative and your child is well and does not have a high temperature.
This guidance will change again on Monday 17th January and parents can test their child on Day 5 and Day 6 and if both tests are negative isolation ends on Day 6 if your child is well and does not have a high temperature.
Nursery reserves the right to ask for children not to attend, or to be collected if your child shows any one or more symptoms of COVID 19. They must remain at home and take a PCR test.
COVID-19 symptoms: New, continuous cough OR high temperature OR loss/ change in sense of taste or smell. Other possible COVID-19 symptoms include: tiredness, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, muscle ache, blocked/runny nose, diarrhoea and vomiting, cold like symptoms.
Anyone with these symptoms should start self-isolating and arrange a COVID-19 test.
If you choose not to PCR test your child, they must isolate for 10 days – during this period you may choose to LFT your child on Day 6 and Day 7 (Day 5 and Day 6 from 17th) and if negative on both days the child may return to the setting.
Children under 5 are not required to isolate if they are close contacts of a positive case however Warwickshire Public Health recommends that parents get their child a PCR test and carry out regular LFTs – this is not mandatory and the child can continue to attend the setting, however if your child shows any one of the symptoms of Covid19, Nursery reserves the right to protect all other children and staff in the setting.
If your child is a close contact of a positive household case government guidance is that they should take a PCR test; local guidance is that the child stays at home until the result is confirmed negative – again this is not mandatory.
Nursery will continue to monitor this situation and is relying on parental co-operation, consideration and sensibility regarding Covid19 positive cases and close contacts.
We are unable to offer sessions for children if our staff team become unwell.
We will update our Facebook and webpage accordingly.
Please continue to check regularly for updates.
Nursery will offer all sessions from Monday 17th January.
Thank you.

Following current government guidance, we politely request that all adults and visitors to the Nursery wear a face covering.  Especially during child handovers with our staff team.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

This morning was definitely a reminder that winter is on its way. The children from our ‘Being 2’ group found ice in the garden. Please remember to send your children to Nursery in warm, waterproof outdoor clothes and wellies – as the children play in the garden every day.
We agree with Wainwright: “there is no ‘bad weather’ just inappropriate clothing”
Gloves and hats are good, although we would discourage long scarves. Please name your child’s belongings to help us keep mix ups to a minimum.🌧🌦❄️💨☔️

Are you qualified with a recognised childcare qualification?  Are you interested in working for a busy nursery with a friendly staff team?  Please contact us..

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring people to join our team.  Please send us an email: office@bluewindmill.net , and we’ll send you an application form.

All positions at Blue Windmill are subject to Enhanced DBS check and adequate references

For more information or to arrange a visit, please drop an email to office@bluewindmill.net or telephone 01788 571393

The Summer holidays are fast approaching; our term ends for funded sessions on Friday 16th July.

We will remain open throughout the summer and we are offering a holiday club for children of primary school age.  If you are eligible for a HAF code you will be able to use it here to fund sessions. We are hoping to offer a variety of activities including dance, zumba, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, cooking sessions woodwork, gardening…..

 

Due to an outbreak of Covid19 our staff team are required to isolate and we are therefore unable to open.

Emails / telephone messages will be monitored but the office is closed.

We have received a response from Public Health England, and can confirm that the nursery will re-open to children attending our Baby Room on Monday 05th July

Sunshines & Rainbows and our Being Two room will reopen on Tuesday 06th July
If children or family members test positive please inform the Nursery via email: office@bluewindmill.net and please follow isolation guidelines.
July Invoices / Fees
Please be advised that Nursery will apply credit to accounts, HOWEVER, as all of our staff are isolating this week we request that parents pay into their accounts as the current invoices stand and we will credit / refund where appropriate before the end of July. This will be reflected in the next invoice.
In summary: all accounts will be credited in August invoice. If your child will not be attending in August you will receive a refund later in July.
⭐️ We thank you all again for your patience and understanding, your well wishes and kind messages ⭐️
Roll on next week!! We are looking forward to welcoming you back

Nursery will be closed on Monday 31st May for the Bank holiday.

Half term is 31st May – 4th June inclusive, funded sessions will not be available.

Please note that our funded sessions end on Wednesday 31st March 2021 and re-start on Monday 19th April 2021.

 

Nursery will be closed for the Easter Bank holidays: Friday 2nd April and Monday 5th April 2021.

We are saddened to share that Blue Windmill has been informed today that an individual that was on the premises today; Monday 11th January 2021, has tested positive for Covid-19.
Our apologies for any inconvenience caused but Nursery will close for ONE day tomorrow (Tuesday 12th January) for a thorough deep clean.
Nursery accounts will be adjusted appropriately. Please be patient.
Those families and staff needing to self isolate have now been informed, and are reminded to follow government guidance and self isolate for ten days.
Nursery is taking advice from Public Health England. Please check our Facebook and web page for further information.

Welcome to 2021 – Happy New Year.

As you may be aware the Prime Minister  announced on 4th January another national lockdown to reduce the spread of Covid-19.  The announcement made clear that Early years Childcare settings can remain open – therefore Blue Windmill Nursery will continue to offer your sessions at the current time.

Please contact the Nursery office if you have any questions 01788 571393.