17. When are children coming back? And are they coming back as normal? Acorn are welcoming children back at all nurseries from 1st June, assuming the Government plans remain the same. This will be the date that Acorn finally welcomes back children that are not ‘children of key workers’ or ‘vulnerable children’. However, the children’s (and staff’s) return will be managed very carefully, using a phased approach, to ensure we can maintain the appropriate health and safety protocols whilst also allowing time for settling in sessions for any children that need it. Senior staff have been busy contacting all families to get an idea of when they are hoping to return to nursery, so that we can plan accordingly. We are allowing families to adapt their normal booking pattern and are not charging parents who do not wish to return to nursery in June. We expect, by the end of June, that sites will be at roughly 50% of normal levels, however this will vary slightly from site to site.