Eaton Mill Wraparound | Letter to Parents 21 May 2021

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Letter to Parents 21 May 2021

Dear Parents / Carers

End Of Learning Block 6

I cannot believe how quickly this learning block has flown by! We have had lots of new children join us and we
would like to welcome all children and parents who are joining us for the first time.
We have had a very busy learning block and the children have enjoyed all the fun activities on offer. Our Frozen
themed corner has gone down a storm!

School Readiness

As previously reported all our children who are transitioning from the Nursery to The Premier Academy in
September will begin their familiarisation sessions after the two-week break.
These sessions will take place as part of their normal Nursery attendance pattern and will be for the duration of
the final learning block before the summer break.
The children will still need to arrive at and be collected from the Nursery entrance. Once settled the children will
then spend a morning or afternoon, and possibly a whole day, in the Reception classrooms with their new
Reception team. Nursery members of staff will also be on hand to provide continuity of care.
We will manage the sessions in house, and they will remain fluid depending on individual children’s needs and
any factors arising on the day, and you will be informed during your daily feedback whether your child has had a
familiarisation session that day.
We have run this programme previously with great success, so I do not envisage any issues. However, should
you have any questions or queries at any point, please do not hesitate to speak to Tracey or Amy who will be
happy to help.

Nursery Places

We are currently taking bookings at the Nursery for children who are eligible to join us. If you or someone you
know has a child aged two or over and you would like them to join our Nursery, or your child already attends and
you wish to increase their sessions, please speak to Nicola in the Atrium for more details.
Please note that spaces are getting booked up very quickly and will be allocated on a first-come, first served
basis.

As you know, EMW is a separate organisation to The Premier Academy (TPA), however, as it shares its
premises with TPA the Nursery Directors have determined that EMW will operate with the same
protocols as TPA. Therefore here is some relevant information from TPA:

Vaccine Update

The vaccines are proving to be the conquistadors of 2021. All seven are working against the different variants
which is great news for us all and especially good news for those who are vaccinated. The number of TPA and
EMW staff vaccinated now stands at 78% first dose and 12% both doses.
We have now not had a case of Covid-19 in either TPA or EMW for 15 weeks which is brilliant news for a school
and nursery this size in one of the worst hit areas of MK and is testament to the way we have all approached this
virus.

Indian Variant

Unfortunately, the Indian variant is now dominant in Bedford and South Northants and as we are sandwiched
between these two hotspots it is critically important that we keep our guard up. It seems that we are in a straight
race between the vaccination programme and the spread of the virus and therefore the sooner we are all
vaccinated the safer we all are. The link below takes you to the vaccine booking site.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Governor Update

The governors met on Tuesday evening and decided that due to the rise of the Indian Variant the status quo will
be maintained following the holiday and until further notice.

Last Day Of Learning Block 6

Today is the last day of Learning Block 6. We close for two weeks and re-open on Monday 7 June.
Nursery holiday dates for 2020-2021 and 2021 – 2022 can be collected from the Atrium or viewed online at
www.eatonmillnursery.co.uk

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support. Have a great break and
we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 7 June.

Take care and stay safe.
Michelle Severn
Chief Operating Officer