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Now taking registrations for September 2020

Curious Goose Nursery is now taking registrations for 2 and 3 year olds to start in September 2020 and December 2021. Please contact us if you wish to register, or change your current hours.

 

Funding

Have you received your Golden Ticket? Funded two year olds are entitled to up to 15-hours free at Nursery. Come and speak to us if you are thinking about starting your child’s learning journey.

We accept 15 and 30 hour government funding with no requirement for parents to purchase additional hours. Government funding can be shared between providers; for example, your child can spend time with a childminder and have funded sessions at nursery. Please speak to Jane about your requirements and check the Childcare pages of the Gov website to check your eligibility.

 

30-hours funding

To enable us to claim up to 15 additional hours of funding for your child, we need you to provide your CHILDCARE REFERENCE NUMBER in the term PRIOR to you using this funding. You can find your reference number at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk or at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator.

 

 

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We accept Golden Tickets

Do you have a Golden Ticket? Redeem it with us and give your child a headstart in education!

You can use all or part of your two-year-old funding at Curious Goose in order to do what's best to suit you and your child.

Golden Tickets are sent to eligible households by Devon County Council and entitle the holder to 15 hours FREE childcare and education. If you think you may be eligible but haven't received one, check the criteria on the Devon Website, or give them a ring.

 

Show us what you can do!

Do you have any skills or talents you could share with us? We love to have parents and friends of nursery to come in and talk to the children about what they can do and what they get up to. In the past we have had lambs come to visit, parents talking about their careers and hobbies and parents have even taught us songs in new languages! If you would like to come and share with us what you get up to, we would be very interested to hear about it and it will help to widen the children’s experiences – please speak to Jane.

Covid 19

Post-Lockdown Parent  Information 

Measures to limit the possibility of Covid being brought into the nursery.

  1. Please DO NOT send your child to nursery if they, or anyone in your household, have Covid symptoms.
  2. DO NOT send your child to nursery if they have had Calpol in the previous 24 hours. 
  3. We will not allow children to bring items from home into the nursery.  The exception to this is nappies and packed lunches.  Please send these in easily wipeable bags.
  4. If your child should need changing (eg toilet accident, or after playing with water) we will send them home in nursery clothes.  Please wash these at 60°c before returning them to nursery.
  5. Children will start and finish nursery at staggered times.  Please stick to your given time as closely as you can in order to avoid groups of parents at the gate.  If there is a parent at the gate when you arrive please keep a 2m distance until it is time for you to deliver or collect your child.
  6. If possible, we ask that the same person brings your child to nursery and collects them.  This will reduce the amount of people we encounter and reduce any risks for all of us.
  7. A member of staff will greet your child at the nursery gate, sign them in, and take them to wash their hands.  
  8. There will be less opportunity for discussions between parents and staff at handover time.  However, if you would like to talk to your child’s key person or other staff about your child please tell the member of staff on the gate and we will phone or email you.

Measures to limit the transition of Covid in the nursery

  1. IT’S SUMMER! ?? and the children will be playing outside where the risk of virus transmission is greatly reduced.  Before you leave home please apply suncream to any exposed skin and preferably send children in a long-sleeved T-shirt and a sunhat.  We can’t apply suncream at a distance of 2m ??
  2. If possible send your child in shoes they can manage themselves to reduce their need for face-to-face contact with a member of staff.

Please be aware that the nursery may close at short notice in the event of a member of staff or child showing a positive test result for Covid 19.

The WOW Tree

The WOW tree is a chance for you to share with us what your child has done that makes you go WOW! What have you been up to over the Covid 19 Lockdown? Please add a leaf to the tree in the entrance lobby.