• Oliver's Nursery

Half Term Break for our Montessori Nursery in Belsize Park.

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Dear parents, we are amazed with how independent and confident the children are at such an early stage. The children have settled extremely well and are thoroughly enjoying exploring their new classroom and outdoor areas. The teachers at our montessori nursery in Belsize park have enjoyed getting to know the children and it is lovely to see the children making new friends, smiling, laughing and having fun and even communicating with each other in different languages.

We had a very busy half term filled with different activities that children have really enjoyed and actively participated. They loved working on our “Owl Babies” art project, celebrating Harvest Festival and having their first Halloween Party. We are so proud of well they took the first steps of Independence.

In order to support children’s independence we would like to give some suggestions:

• PLEASE can you make sure that your child’s belongings are clearly named. This includes lunch boxes, sweatshirts and coats. This will greatly help your child and staff!

• PLEASE do not send your child into school with lace-up shoes, as they cannot manage these themselves and we want to avoid accidents and help them be as independent as possible. We would really appreciate it if they come in slippers for use inside the hall.

Safe Guarding Is Our Top Priority during Covid19.

Safeguarding and Child Protection at Oliver’s Montessori Nursery is EVERYONE’S responsibility and is taken extremely seriously. We also have a dedicated Safeguarding policy with a number of associated policies that have in focus children’s welfare and safety.

Here are a few reminders:

• The advice is that only one adult brings the child to school, to help with social distancing at the gates and on the paths PLEASE remember that all adults, at all times, should socially distance themselves from other adults. You may wish to consider wearing a face mask whilst dropping off and collecting.

• We would feel much better at wearing face masks when bringing and collecting children from nursery - thank you everyone.

• For children, a normal temperature is considered to be around 36.4°C (97.4°F), however this can vary slightly from child to child.’ Generally, a fever is considered a temperature higher than 37.5°C (99.5°F), but since what is normal can vary, what is actually a fever can be different from one child to another.

• In this current situation of a national pandemic, we suggest that if a child has a temperature (‘high’ or not), and you are concerned for their health or they seem unwell, they feel hot to touch on their chest or back - then they need to go home. A high temperature is one of the 3 Coronavirus symptoms and in accordance with Government guidance they will need to get tested.

• There is a “Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline” which is available to answer questions about coronavirus relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

We wish you all have a nice half term break. Be safe, be alert...

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