Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department for Education has announced that the nursery will be closing for the vast majority of children during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

From Monday 23 March, your child must not come to nursery unless:

> Your child comes under the vulnerable category: either they have a social worker or are on an education, health and care plan. You will be contacted directly by the nursery if this applies to you. 

We are closely monitoring the developing situation taking measures to keep children, families and staff safe.

As the situation develops we will keep parents updated through the email and posters throughout the nursery. The management team are happy to talk to parents on the telephone about any concerns. This page will be updated with the latest information for parents.

We will continue to provide information to parents remotely to help with their child's learning and development as they meet their individual next steps.

Impact on children
The Department for Education advise that children appear to be less susceptible to infection of the virus than adults. Those children who have caught the disease experience a milder form of the infection.

Experienced and prepared
As a nursery, we are more prepared and experienced than most businesses in handling infectious illnesses. We regularly deal with a range of conditions which are common among young children (such as chicken pox) and therefore we have robust policies in place which are successful in containing illness.

Important information you need to know
We are following all the advice from the local authority, Department for Education and Public Health England.

In line with Government guidance, if your child or any member of your household has the following symptoms your child must not come to nursery for 14 days:

A new persistent cough

  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
Please phone the nursery to let us know - the management team will be happy to answer any questions you have over the phone.


Measures we are taking within nursery
To protect children, families and staff we are asking all parents and visitors to abide by the following measures:

> Parents are requested to avoid any physical contact, including handshakes, with staff.

> Parents and visitors must wash their hands immediately upon entering the nursery, before picking up or dropping off their child.

Additionally, we have stopped external visitors from entering the nursery and cancelled trips that might risk interaction with people (such as trips to the museum and shops).


More information
More information about the developing situation is available:


Contact Us

Telephone: 0116 267 1331

Email: rainbow@birstall-rainbow.co.uk

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