News from Tynemouth Nursery

Latest opening news 27/05/2020

Subject to Government approval the following is the latest information on our settings, regarding opening on the 1st of June

Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill                 Open now for Key Workers               Will open for all children on June 1st

Tynemouth Nursery                                       Closed now                                           Will open for all children on June 1st

Tynemouth Nursery at Jesmond                 Closed now                                           Will open for all children on June 1st

Zone4kids at Whitley Lodge                        Closed now                                           Will open for all children on June 1st

Tynemouth Nursery at North Shields         Closed now                                           Awaiting confirmation on opening date from College, if we are not allowed to open on June 1st, children will have guaranteed place at Billy Mill until NS re-opens

Tynemouth Nursery at YMC                         Closed now                                           Awaiting sate from college, will not be June 1st, children will have guaranteed place at Billy Mill until TMC re-opens

Zone4kids at Coquet Park                             Closed now                                           Awaiting confirmation on opening date from School, if we are not allowed to open on June 1st, children will have guaranteed place at Zone4kids at Whitley Lodgel until CP re-opens

Government guide for Nurseries 24/05/2020

The Government has released today a Department for Education document on guidance regarding ‘A planning guide for early years and childcare settings’ re-opening from June 1st at the earliest.

Needless to say we will be studying this over the next few days and making sure everything is covered by our Safety Operating Procedure, released on the 20th of May 2020. Will will make amendements if necessary.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preparing-for-the-wider-opening-of-early-years-and-childcare-settings-from-1-june/planning-guide-for-early-years-and-childcare-settings

First virtual tour of Tynemouth Nursery completed!

We are delighted to announce our very first virtual tour! Tynemouth Nursery was first and we will be filming at most of our settings very soon. Hope you enjoy the video of our lovely nursery.

Tynemouth Nursery and Zone4kids to re-open June 1st

Subject to a final OK from the government we will be re-opening, for all children, at most nurseries from June the 1st.

We have of course remained open at Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill for Key Workers from all our settings and new procedures have been implemented with regard social distancing of staff/parents etc., which have proved to be successful. We will continue to review all our procedures with advice from the DfE, Ofsted, the Council and other nursery bodies to ensure we have safe working policies for the children, staff and parents.

We will announce further news and confirmation of which nurseries will re-open as soon as possible.

 

 

Latest update from the Directors 11th May 2020

Hi everyone

I do hope you are well and continue to be safe with your families.

After the speech last night (Sunday the 10th of May) we have some sort of indication as to when we may be able to re-open.

June the 1st would appear to be the earliest date we will be able to open our doors again, subject to the R number being less than 1.

As some of our parents/carers start returning to work we may get requests for childcare but at this moment in time we are still governed by the Key Worker and vulnerable child list. Until this is changed we will carry on as we are, open at Tynemouth Nursery at Billy Mill.

We do expect a lot more information to start coming out today and later on this week. We will keep you posted on how this effects us.

We are working on plans as to how we re-open and how we can make our workplace as safe as possible for staff, parents and children. We have our own ideas and we will be combining this with advice from the Dfe, Ofsted, Council, Management and all the many Nursery groups that collectively advise on things we will have to do and comply with.

Again a big thanks to those at Billy Mill and to everyone please rest assured we are continually monitoring and working on what we have to do to re-open safely, when we are able to.

Kindest regards

Robert and Kaye Kilsby
Directors