We want to keep you as informed as possible, with regards to our discussions here at Nonsuch Forest School.
Nonsuch Park Forest School and Nonsuch Park Forest School is Now OPEN.
We know that some of you will be feeling very anxious about returning to nursery and it is especially important that we keep you well informed and updated of the changes we have now implemented to ensure we are keeping the children and staff team safe.
Following the Government announcement for providers to reopen Early Years provision we have been meeting regularly to plan the best way forward, so that our children can come back and enjoy our wonderful outdoor Forest School provision. The main priority for us at nursery school is to ensure the health and safety of everyone and we are extremely lucky to be situated in the park where outdoor learning can take place and not be limited by indoor restriction.
As a team we have been working hard on strategies to meet the Governments latest guidance and have been looking at the best way that we can accomplish this while carefully deciding what extra measures and rules we will require everyone to follow.
We appreciate that everyone will have different anxieties and concerns and we will do our utmost to alleviate all of these. Our new policies and procedures do follow government and Early Years guidance which you can access via the following links listed below.
We are also open to any thoughts or ideas you may have that would benefit the nursery school. So, we would like to give you as much information as possible about our new way of working.
Previously all Early Year’s providers were asked to separate children into new smaller groups which are called learning bubbles. These learning bubbles worked very well for us because of the unlimited amount of space that we have around us. We created smaller groups within our current learning groups that are already established. We organised our registers so that children who attend AM sessions stayed together with the same members of staff and our all-day children will remained together again with the same staff members. These learning bubbles functioned separately for drop off and collection times, different locations which we utilised to include both the nursery school and a designated area within the park. Our breakfast, snack and lunch times and forest school sessions all ran separately, this is something that we may have to introduce once again in the future, if required.
The footfall within the setting was kept to a minimum, we continue to ask that you do not come into the premises at drop off and pick up times as this helped with the nursery flow. We understand this may be a little upsetting for some children, but we aim to welcome and reassure children as quickly as possible on arrival.
Where possible we reduced the amount of contact the children will have with different adults in nursery school, as well as ensuring small numbers in their groups. We have a high focus on maintaining hygiene in the school – regular washing of hands, disinfecting the work areas as well as catch it, bin it, and kill it for any sneezes and coughing.
As parents, we ask that you to prepare your child before they arrive at nursery school so that they are as prepared as possible. The children need to know that their teacher may change if they are unable to come in, some staff, as I am sure you will appreciate, are unable to return to nursery school due to their own personal circumstances, your child’s daily learning and Forest School experiences which take place daily will remain the same.
If your child is due to start over the Summer Term or in September, your child’s space is of course guaranteed, we are continually observing the daily Government Educational advice on nurseries and schools.
Our main priority is to get the nursery schools, staff, parents, and children through these challenging times. If your child is currently attending our nursery, please ensure that you use the Famly App to stay in touch.
Throughout the time we have been previously closed, our Famly App was used to share our daily LOFS Art Gallery where parents kept in touch with our nursery community to share ideas and creations together, this was an extremely popular daily page. We will continue to use the Famly App to keep you updated of any changes, including alerts and important notices.
If you are enquiring regarding a place for your child or to view our nursery, we are unable to offer any tours of the nursery school, once we have a planned open day this will be shown on our website.
If you need to contact us directly in the meantime please email us on, email@example.com.
Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June.
Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings.