Will my child be confused by changes to the routines they are used to in nursery?

It is important that children’s experience at nursery remains happy and in line with their developmental and emotional needs. We must not confuse children by highlighting how the virus can negatively impact upon everyday life. We do not want children to think that they are unable to play with their friends, or that they must keep distance between themselves and the adults caring for them. It is the responsibility of adults through careful planning and risk assessment to ensure children continue to be able to freely play, socialise and explore. In practice we will reduce social contacts by keeping groups naturally apart using the spaces we have within our nursery and not by adding artificial dividers. No resources will be ‘taped up’ for non-contact, resources we do not feel are as safe will be removed from sight and replaced with an alternative. Children will remain with their friendship groups and the educators that they know.