Letter to Parents 3 September 2021
Dear Parents / Carers
I hope that you have managed to have a great summer despite the weather! We are really looking forward to welcoming all our children and families back to nursery from Monday.
Arrangements From Monday 6 September
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.
For anyone new to the Nursery, throughout the pandemic we have operated in line with TPA’s protocols and erred on the side of caution at every step. This approach has meant that we have been able to keep the Nursery open with no Covid infections in staff or children coming from the setting.
With what is happening currently in Scotland with the re-opening of schools and nurseries and the fact that we have a holiday at the beginning of October, I am sure that you will agree that the sensible approach is to watch what happens elsewhere and continue to be proactive instead of reactive.
We will continue to operate in the same way with regard to Covid-19 and where a child presents with symptoms, you will be required to collect your child and arrange for a Covid-19 test. If a child is unwell with other symptoms, you will also be asked to collect and monitor them.
If you need to administer Calpol / Nurofen to your child before sending them in to nursery then please do not send them in. If they require pain relief then they are not well enough to be in nursery. Many thanks for your co-operation.
Masks will be optional for all at drop off and collection, however we do encourage all non-vaccinated parents to wear masks on site particularly during these busy times.
End Of The Day Collection
In order to ease congestion we will continue to open the gates at 3.10pm. This is a window for arrival between 3.10pm and 3.20pm.
Please ensure that you collect your nursery child before collecting any school children. Once you have collected your nursery child you must then go up the stairs and across the playground to the classrooms to collect your school children. School children MUST NOT enter the nursery site at any time. Thank you.
We are currently taking bookings at the Nursery for children who are eligible to join us. If you have a child or know of someone who does, aged two or over, and 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 get booked up very quickly and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
Primary School Applications
If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 they will be due to transfer to primary school in September 2022. Places are not issued automatically and an application must be submitted online to Milton Keynes Council, www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schooladmissions
The application portal is now live and it is imperative that you apply for your child in good time and before the strict deadline of Saturday 15 January 2022. We had some families last year who missed the deadline and were not allocated a place at TPA. The school currently has a waiting list of 15 children just for Reception so please complete your application ASAP. If you need any assistance with the process then please speak to one of the ladies in the Atrium.
Last Day of Learning Block 2
Finally, we would like to remind you that the last day of Learning Block 2 is Friday 1 October. We close for one week and re-open on Monday 11 October.
Nursery holiday dates for 2021-2022 and 2022 – 2023 can be collected from the Atrium or viewed online at www.eatonmillnursery.co.uk.
Chief Operating Officer