We are putting place several measures to reduce the number of people coming into the setting, including:

  • Wherever possible, parents will not be entering the nursery building. If children are happy, they will be collected and dropped off by a member of staff at the door. Any settling in visits will happen in the nursery gardens (accessed by outdoor gates) where possible, and face masks must be worn.
  • Drop off and pick up will be limited to one parent per child, and parents will be encouraged to not bring siblings unless it is absolutely necessary
  • We will encourage parents to stagger arrivals where possible, and, if multiple parents arrive at once, they will need to remain in an orderly queue outside the building and maintain safe distancing (2m) protocols
  • All deliveries will be dropped outside the door for staff to bring into the setting
  • We will restrict access to contractors, agency workers, and other professionals/adults (including Acorn staff not based at the setting), so that nobody is entering the setting unless it is absolutely essential