Covid-19 Information

Notice of School Closure

Kingswood Nursery School will make every effort to remain open to support our children and families. Kingswood will be operating in two ‘bubbles’ from September 2020, one being Nursery, the other being Pre-School. These two bubbles of children will not mix together and will have their own classrooms and outdoor play areas.

We are aware that Central Government or Public Health England could advise Kingswood to fully close, or partially close, (e.g. close one bubble), at any time.

Should we need to close we will notify every parent via ‘Wisepay’ (email) and by putting a message on the home page of our website, in the ‘Noticeboard’ section.

It is therefore very important that we have correct contact details at all times, including email addresses and telephone numbers.

Contact Arrangements during the School Closure

If the school is fully closed, then staff will not be available to answer the telephone in the main school office. We therefore ask that you contact us by email on admin@kingswood.herts.sch.uk and/or response@kingswood.herts.sch.uk

If we are partially open, we ask you to use the main telephone line in the main office for urgent matters only.

If school is closed for any length of time we plan to set your child exciting challenges and tasks to complete via ‘Tapestry’, our online Learning Journal.

Information regarding school re-opening

Kingswood will re-open as soon as we are told it is safe to do so. You will be notified that we are re-opening via ‘Wisepay’ (email) and by putting a message on the home page of our website, in the ‘Noticeboard’ section.

Additional Resources to Support Parents, Carers and Students

Health and Wellbeing Information

Families play a hugely important part in supporting each other at times of uncertainty or concern. Be alert to how each other is feeling.

You can find some very useful resources on the ‘Anna Freud National Centre National Centre for Children and Families’ –  www.annafreud.org/about-us

‘Every Mind Matters’ is a great website from the NHS which can support your mental health – www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

The NHS also provide lots of useful information about keeping fit and looking after your health – www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/free-fitness-ideas

There is also advice on how much exercise your under 5’s need each day –  www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-children-under-five-years

Schools and Families Advice Line (SFAL)

The ‘Schools and Families Advice Line’ (SFAL) is a new service established to provide emotional wellbeing advice and early help to children and young people, school staff and families during the Covid-19 pandemic. It can be really worrying when you, or someone you know is going through a difficult time. If you feel this service could help, please call our Single Point of Access (SPA) who will take your details before passing them onto our call back service.

www.hct.nhs.uk/covid-19/schools-and-families-advice-line-sfal/

Visit www.annafreud.org/ for a wealth of resources and advice to support your child and family.

If you look under the ‘Curriculum’ section on this website, there are lots of ideas to try at home.

Safeguarding information

Children have a right to be cared for and to be safe. Protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. All staff are trained and follow procedures in the schools Child Protection policy, which can be found on our website:

Anyone can make a safeguarding referral if they are concerned about another’s welfare or safety. Children Services can be contacted on 03001234043 or via the Police on 101.