A NURSERY in Droitwich has been adapting to life after lockdown by bringing in measures to ensure children are kept safe and well.
At the town’s Busy Bees, Playdough, sandpits, and water games are out and play is being organised in smaller groups but, bosses have opted not to use floor markings for children’s play areas or timed toilet breaks.
More of the focus has been placed on dividing children into close friendship groups, limiting the number of people children come into contact with, reducing the space that children can explore and increasing the time spent outdoors.
All children and staff are having their temperature checked upon arrival, and those families waiting to enter the nursery will be asked to stand two metres apart at drop off and pick up.
Regular temperature checks for both children and team members will continue throughout the day, as will frequent handwashing and disinfecting of communal areas.
Busy Bees is hoping to keep life as close to normal for children, with team members advised to cuddle their key children if they become upset during the day and to only wear face masks for temperature checks.
Busy Bees is also using its safety mascot Safety Buzz to help promote safety, health and wellbeing in all aspects of children’s lives both at home and whilst in nursery.
Emily Brimson-Keight, Head of Safety at Busy Bees, said: “There is much speculation about how life after lockdown could look in nurseries and schools, and parents are understandably very anxious.
“The biggest priority for us is, and always will be, the safety, welfare and happiness of the children in our care.
“That’s why we have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare to open all centres, including those in Droitwich Spa, since they first went into lockdown, and we are constantly sharing ideas and looking at best practice to ensure personal and emotional wellbeing for children and team members.”
Visit busybeeschildcare.co.uk or call 01543 678450 for more on Busy Bees.