Covid-19 precautions and safety measures.
Early Years Education is in its essence, a vibrant, lively, socially interactive, communicative and highly physical practice. At The Red House the safety of children, their families and staff is at the centre of our practice during this particular time, but at the same time we are protecting the vibrance, the socially interactive and the physical practice aspects of Early Years. To do this we ask for everyone’s total support and cooperation in the collective implementation of the safety measures that have been put in place.
To protect the safety of The Red House community we have compiled a detailed response to the Government’s request for ‘Systems of Control’ in Early Years settings. The ‘systems of control’ build on the hierarchy of protective measures that have been in use throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. When implemented in line with a revised risk assessment, these measures should create an inherently safer environment for children, families and staff, one where the risk of transmission of infection is substantially reduced.
The Red House Covid-19 risk assessment is our major contribution to ensure a safer environment during the pandemic. It is available here to download. Please note the following particular changes to practice:
As part of our adaptations we have reduced capacity from 53 children attending each day to 35. The smaller community enables us to effectively implement safer practice whilst ensuring that the vitality and openness of all our interactions, but particularly those of young children are not compromised.
If you would like further information about this and any other aspects of our current covid-19 safety precautions, please contact us by phone or email.