Bute Cottage Nursery School
Off Grove Place
Tel/Ffón : (029) 20702957
I hope you and your families are well.
As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, I wanted to update you on some of the upcoming changes to support your child/children regarding the re-opening of Bute Cottage Nursery from the 29th of June.
Over the past few weeks staff have been working diligently on developing plans to ensure a safe return to school. There are a number of important changes you need to be made aware of which I have listed below:
Days in schools
The return to schools is part of Welsh Government’s ‘Check in, Catch Up and Prepare’ strategy, focussed on the wellbeing of pupils. To limit the amount of pupils on site and to make the environment as safe as possible, children will be invited into school on a specific day and will be with their peers in groups of 8 or less for the session. We will share specific details on what day your child/children will be invited in as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to take requests for a specific day due to the logistics involved.
If you do not feel comfortable sending your children into school, then I want to reassure you there is no consequence for this. Children should only come in if you feel comfortable that they do so. It is also essential that you only send your children to school if they are well. If they show any signs of illness, particularly if they develop a high temperature, persistent cough of loss of taste/smell, then please keep them at home.
Parents are requested to make use of active travel methods to bring their children into us on the day allocated. This means if you can walk, scoot, or ride to school we ask that you do so. If that is not possible, we ask that you drive your children in. Please remember to park respectfully in the adjoining streets. NO cars are permitted to drive down the lanes or park around the school building to ensure the safety of all our pupils and maintain clear access for emergency vehicles at all times.
Please be mindful that national advice and guidance in relation to COVID – 19 continues to evolve and staffing capacity could also be impacted as a result of the Track Trace and Protect programme. Inevitably, this could result in plans being changed to reflect the latest position. We will continue to update you as soon as possible, but in the interim if you haven’t already done so please follow us on social media and check in on our school website and the Vale of Glamorgan Council website for updates as they become available.
Lastly, I would like to reiterate my thanks and patience to all of you and your children as we move along this journey together. Your support has been a source of strength for staff who continue to do their utmost to ensure they provide the best provision for learning and wellbeing both at home and in the classroom during these challenging times. Thank you!
A. Gould. (Headteacher)