If your child, or anybody else in your household develops the following symptoms, you should let the nursery know immediately:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

Anybody with the above symptoms will be advised to follow the guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, and get tested as soon as possible (anybody showing symptoms is now eligible to get tested, though the NHS have said it may not be possible or suitable for children under 5 to get tested). Unless an official test returns as negative, we will be unable to accept your child back to nursery until the self-isolation periods outlined in the above guidance are over.

Acorn are not charging families for any missed sessions due to self-isolation from Covid-19 symptoms (other periods of sickness are still chargeable as per the usual T&Cs). If a child becomes unwell whilst in our care the we will contact the parents/carers, or the emergency contact detailed on the registration form. If senior staff feels the child is not well enough to remain at nursery, you may be asked to arrange collection of the child.

If a child is unwell, we ask that you contact the nursery to inform them of the absence. The nursery must be informed if the child is suffering from any contagious disease to ensure we can effectively communicate to all parents any communicable diseases in the nursery. For the benefit of other children, we ask you to withhold the child from the nursery if they are suffering from a contagious disease that could easily infect others.