CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 GUIDANCE – BERTRAM NURSERY GROUP

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 GUIDANCE – BERTRAM NURSERY GROUP

As a childcare provider we take health and safety in our nurseries extremely seriously. Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have put together some information, all of which is based on Public Health England Guidance for Educational Settings and World Health Organisation advice.

What is Coronavirus? A coronavirus is a ‘type’ of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world with typical symptoms of coronavirus including fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia, causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Bertram Nursery Group have prepared and issued a formal guidance documents for nurseries and regional management teams to follow. Those documents have been prepared to help our teams understand current advice and precautionary measures around personal and environmental hygiene and, importantly, what to do in the event of a ‘low’ or ‘high’ level incident relating to a person displaying symptoms or where there is a confirmed case.
 

Visitor Management

Any parents enquiring to attend a show round will be asked to complete the survey prior to being booked in, ensuring that they do not attend site should any concerns be raised about their health. Additionally, all contractors and/or visitors will be required to do the same prior to arriving on site.
 
Each setting at Bertram Nursery Group have a screening questionnaire which is placed at all major entry and exit points, receptions, toilets and delivery areas. It is essential each visitor reads and answers the questions BEFORE they enter through to common areas of the nursery. Bertram Nursery Group have the right to refuse entry to anyone who will not cooperate by answering some simple questions to help us conduct a first screening, should we find anyone unwilling to cooperate - we can and should politely ask the individual(s) to remain outside the building until we have sought advice on the matter.
 
We are confident this will be received positively rather than negatively as this demonstrates our commitment to following advice and making our nurseries as safe as we can, mitigating risk of spreading this or other infectious diseases.
 
There is nothing more important for us than safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all children and staff.
 
We continue to keep a close eye on advice from the Department of Health and Social Care, along with Public Health England, on the Government website, we would encourage you to please do the same.
 
 
Further information can be found on the World Health Organisation website:
 
More Information:
 
 
We are aware the situation is changing daily, and we will update you if further steps are required to minimise any risk to our nursery community.

Dear families,

We are pleased to share with you our exciting plans for the future of our nurseries. Bertram Nursery Group has provided a trusted, caring and quality service to thousands of families over two decades.  That isn’t changing, but we want to grow and develop our services, facilities and, most of all, our teams who make our nurseries and kindergartens such inspiring places for children.

That’s why we’re changing our name to Thrive Childcare and Education, because that’s at the heart of what we’re about – helping our children, staff and communities to thrive.

While changing our company name and the names of some of our nurseries is the next step of our development journey, we’ll still have the same dedicated teams caring for your children.

The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced our belief that we need to adapt and invest in a constantly changing world to continue providing the service that parents and children need, tailored to the communities we support across Scotland and North West England.

Since our foundation, we have acquired some fantastic groups of nurseries and many high-quality independent nurseries. Now we are uniting them under four Thrive groupings:

  • Happitots nurseries will extend beyond Glasgow and South Lanarkshire to provide a network of affordable, flexible nurseries across Scotland.
  • Holyrood nurseries will extend more widely across our network of affordable nurseries in North West England, recognising parents’ and community needs.
  • Corner House nurseries will now extend from Edinburgh to operate more widely across Scotland, providing an extensive range of exciting, extracurricular activities and large outdoor areas.
  • Nature Kindergartens, our new sub-group, will reflect our vision to develop children’s outdoor learning. We plan to expand our Nature Kindergartens network in Scotland and England because we believe children’s learning is greatly enhanced in natural spaces.

 

Click here to visit Thrive Childcare and Education Website