Dear Parents and Carers, we will be back operating at Dovedale from Monday 7th September and wanted to share the following information with you.
We cannot wait to see you and your children – we really have missed you all so much!
As previously mentioned, the children will be kept in the same bubbles as they have been in during the school day. For Dovedale this will be in year groups.
Drop off and pick up:
Drop off for Breakfast Club and pick up for After School Club will be at the main school entrance on Herondale Road. A member of staff will be there to sign your child in and out.
Please follow the one way system at the gates per the tape that the school have put up, in line with the school’s procedures.
When queueing for drop off or pick up, please ensure to practice social distancing and stay 2m apart from other people. If you or any member of your household has been displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please do not bring your child to Breakfast Club and ensure you notify the school.
Please make sure your child has clean hands when they arrive at Kids’ Club in the morning. There will be sanitiser stations throughout our site for the children to use.
If you have two or more children attending, they have to be in separate bubbles per the headteacher’s guidance (unless they are in the same class and bubble at school.)
The children will be split between the Infants Hall and the Junior Halls to ensure that there is plenty of space. All of the bubbles will be socially distanced with a space of 2m around each space where possible. Reception and Year 1 will be on the Infants side and Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be on the Juniors side, spread out across the canteen, the music room and the gym.
The children will be served their breakfast and afterwards have table top games and activities they can do.
The children will wash their hands when they are finishing up at breakfast club so they are ready to start the school day nice and clean and we will take the children up to class meeting point per their staggered start times.
Please bear your child’s start time in mind when bringing your child to breakfast club, to ensure that there is enough time with us in the morning to make sure they have time to eat. Please arrive no later than 8:30am.
After School Club
When picking up at after school, please queue at the Herondale entrance. There will be a member of staff there to arrange collection of your child and sign them out. We will get your child ready and bring them out to you.
During the afternoon, the children will be split between the Infants Hall and the Junior Halls to ensure that there is plenty of space.
Following government guidance, we will try to ensure that the children play outside as much as possible and keep the bubbles apart from each other as much as possible.
The children will wash their hands when they come to us and there will be antibacterial gel and foam around the setting that they will be encouraged to use as the session goes on.
Please arrive no earlier than 3:45pm to pick up your child.
We will keep our daily pick up lists as a form of record to state who was in each bubble and which member of staff was with that bubble, in case a child or member of staff reports signs of Covid-19, we can trace who they have been in contact with.
We have a massive amount of fun outdoor equipment that can be cleaned after each use at the end of each session to ensure a wide variety of exciting play. Nothing will be shared across bubbles during each session.
The Bubbles will have their own:
Toys – sets will be rotated on a weekly basis with a wide range of options. They will be cleaned daily and then at the end of the week the next bubble will get that set.
Books – which are age relevant and that can be wiped down.
Tablets and games consoles which will be cleaned after each use
Art and craft selection – Felt tips, pencils, colouring in and class pack art and crafts.
As always, we will do our utmost to safeguard your children and we want to make sure you feel safe and relaxed that your children will be safe with us.
We also want you to tell your children that we have missed them and we are so excited to see them and have fun at Kids’ Club like we normally do!
Jeannette, Debbie and the Dovedale Kids’ Club Team 🙂