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Critical worker update 20/3/20


Guidance has now come through regarding parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined . DfE states " Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.This is an offer to parents and carers and there is no requirement for parents and carers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so"

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed , and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision. 


Please take a look at this link for further information


The guidance states that "If workers think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service"


Please ensure you have completed the proforma and we will send out a response today.  Many thanks for your patience whilst we have waited for this clarity. 


School closure information for children

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update and advice for families  (updated 18 March 2020) 


As you will now be aware the Prime Minister has announced that all schools will close until further notice from Friday. Further clarity will be provided by the Government regarding their statement that schools will need to make provision for the children of certain key workers as well as the most vulnerable children. I hope to be able to give you further information about this tomorrow.


We have been busy planning the education of your children in an accessible manner. The class pages of the website will contain learning activities for each week, and they will be updated every Monday morning. An exercise book will go out tomorrow to record any learning activities as well as a Home Learning Booklet with activities printed off.  We hope we have provided a range of learning opportunities, some recorded and some practical to support you and your child during this time. We will also have a bank of suggested websites for your child to access. We would recommend that you put in place a structure as some routine is important - especially for children who are already at nursery or school and will be used to specific routines. Children really thrive on predictability, especially when life is changing around them. Also ensure there is time for a range of activities and try to have some fun too!


If you need to contact your child’s class teacher to query anything during this period of school closure then please email and your query will be directed to the appropriate member of staff. We will also aim to continue to communicate regularly via the text system and website.


 I will also send out an update next week regarding parents’ evenings that were planned for the final week of term. They will not take place face to face but may be a consultation over the telephone.  


Over the next few days and months we will face unprecedented challenges. We will do our absolute upmost to keep you updated during this period and ensure your child has access to appropriate learning opportunities.


Once again, the support of the community has been vital at this time and we really appreciate and value this.

Thank you, Mrs Harper and the Phoenix Team.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) update and advice for families  (updated 17 March 2020) 



We are continuing to monitor the situation very closely. There is no further information regarding school closures following Boris Johnson's statement this evening. We hope that schools will be able to stay open, but please be assured that we are beginning to put together contingency measures for home learning. 


Thank you for your co-operation, patience and understanding at this time and your positive comments during this period of uncertainty. Thank you also to all of our staff for their support, professionalism and commitment to ensure the best for our children at this time. 



Coronavirus (Covid-19) update and advice for families  (updated 16 March 2020) 



"people are now being advised to stay at home for 14 days if they, or anyone in their household, has either a high temperature or a "new and continuous cough"


I understand that many of you may be concerned about the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK and across the world.


While there are daily updates available to read on the Government website  I want to reassure you of the measures we have put in place here at school to minimise the risk of infection for all of our pupils, parents and staff.


The school was thoroughly cleaned, as is standard practice, during the February half term holiday, and is always cleaned on a daily basis. Particular attention is being paid to door and cupboard handles, taps and toilet handles, work surfaces and desks.


The children have always been actively encouraged to wash their hands regularly. We have taught the children how to wash their hands thoroughly using the information on this link.   All of the school staff are following this same handwashing routine.

All the evidence suggests that regular handwashing is the most effective way of protecting ourselves from the coronavirus.


We are following the official guidance given by the Government and Local Authority and are monitoring this on a daily basis. Here at Phoenix Infant and Nursery School we take the health and safety of our children and our staff very seriously. T



Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice for families (10.03.2020)

Coronavirus (also called Covid-19) is generally very mild and symptoms include a fever, a cough and shortness of breath. For some people however, it can be very serious and so it is important that we try to limit the spread of the infection.


There are a few things we can all do, that will really help to stop the spread of viruses:

  1. Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your coughs and sneezes
  2. Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use sanitiser gel. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and be sure to wash your hands afterwards when you do
  3. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and at work. This includes mobile phones, iPads and tablets, laptops and keyboards. Germs can live on some surfaces for hours.
  4. Try to avoid contact with people who are unwell
  5. If you are worried about symptoms that you, your child or another family member may have, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or another healthcare environment


We have a risk assessment in place so that we are prepared. 

Returning travellers

Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms:


Iran, Hubei province in China, Special care zones in South Korea (Daegu, Cheongdo, Gyeongsan)


Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places, even if you do not have symptoms:


Italy (since 09 March)


Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people if you’ve travelled to the UK from the following places in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, even if your symptoms are mild:


Mainland China outside of Hubei province, South Korea outside of the special care zones, Cambodia

Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam


Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.


This guidance is based on the recommendations of the UK Chief Medical Officers. These areas have been identified because of the volume of air travel from affected areas, understanding of other travel routes and number of reported cases. This list will be kept under review. For areas with direct flights to the UK, the Government are carrying out enhanced monitoring. Passengers will be told how to report any symptoms they develop during the flight, at the time of arrival, or after leaving the airport.



Nursery places


  Angela Marriott     [Mobile]   07966 322786
  Pauline Postlethwaite [Mobile]   07977 172 264  
  Breakfast Club   [Mobile]   07807 015899
Roosters Out-of-School Club run a breakfast club After-School and a Holiday Club, based at Gedling School [specialist Science College] Wollaton Avenue, Gedling. Due to our successful bid for 'New Opportunities' funding in 2001 we are able to provide Quality, Affordable and very flexible service.
We are registered with Ofsted and are committed to providing a safe, reliable and fun environment for children aged 3 - 14 years. All our Play workers are CRB checked and references are under taken and all our staff are qualified Child Carers. All of our Play workers are also qualified in first aid, chid protection and Basic food and Hygiene and completed many more courses. We are registered for a maximum of Forty five children.
Breakfast Club
In term time we offer the children a healthy nutritious Breakfast. Whilst waiting to go into class we provide stimulating activities. Then the children are escorted to class or relevant schools in time for their day to begin.
After School: In term time we collect children by minibus from their respective schools and take them to Roosters. After registration, a light tea is provided, to fight off those post-school hunger pangs, and then we offer a wide range of stimulating and fun activities until the children are collected.
Holiday Club: During school holidays we offer full-day care through an action-packed programme, including trips and visits, competitions, arts, crafts, sports and professionally led workshops. Drinks fruit and biscuits are provided during the day, but a packed lunch is required.
¨        Breakfast Club         7.45am- until school Begins
¨        After School            3-30pm - 6-00pm
¨        Holidays                  8-00am - 6-00pm
¨        Breakfast Club              £4.50
¨        After School                £7.00 
¨        Holidays                       £17.00 HALF DAYS £12.00                                     
Note: There will be an additional charge for those arriving after 6pm.


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