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Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you are all keeping safe and have been trying to enjoy the recent sunshine. As you may all be aware, we have been instructed to re-open as of the 1st of June 2020.

It is clear that this date may change depending on the rate of infection, however we are preparing ourselves and our team for this date. We have been issued clear guidance around keeping all children, staff and parents safe during this Covid-19 pandemic.

Firstly, we need to establish the demand for attendance. We understand that some parents will not yet be returning to work or do not work, therefore may not need nursery provision at present. Our setting will be open for all children to attend, however we are still encouraging parents to use the service only if necessary. The reason for this decision is to keep the numbers of children lower, allowing us time to embed our social distancing and infection control procedures. This will be reviewed each week throughout June.

We will also be re-opening the After School Club for Key Worker, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. Our aim is to walk to and from school but this will be on a demand basis only.

Please confirm if you would like your child to return to Castle Lane on 1st June 2020

Can we please ask that parents email the usual email address confirming that you need your child to attend on 1st June. This needs to be done ASAP therefore we are asking all requirements to be emailed by Monday 18th May.

Can we please remind parents that the sessions you had prior to lockdown are the sessions you are eligible to use; you will be charged for all of these sessions if you choose for your child to attend. For example: if your child normally attends 3 days but only attends for 2, you will still be charged for 3 days.

We will then be providing parents who have confirmed their child’s re-attendance with clear and consistent guidance. This guidance will set out clear steps and measures we will be taking in the setting to minimise the risk of the spread of infection. This will include dividing areas within rooms, additional cleaning, more outdoor activities, as well as pick-up and drop-off routines.

May we take this opportunity to remind parents that your children’s health and well-being is of paramount importance. We will be following strict hygiene routines to aim to reduce the risk of infection, alongside following guidance in regards to risk assessments.

Any questions please do not hesitate to ring or email

Kind regards

Harriet, Vikki and the Castle Lane Family