Covid 19 – reopening news

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Covid 19 – reopening news

Re-opening of facilities on 1st July

We are reopening limited sites on 1st July to provide summer cover.  Our Early Childhood settings are reopening for settling in on 29th June and 30th June with full day bookings accepted from 1st July.

These are open to keyworker families and the list of families is growing as each sector of the economy reopens, so there is an expectation that when parents are due to return to work the keyworker list of families will grow to reflect that.  There is very good and current guidance on the Family support NI website

They have also produced a Childcare Advice for parents guide :-

COVID-19 Childcare advice for parents – Version 2 (June 2020)


Opening of Early Childhood Centres

We will be opening our Early Childhood Centre and attach the policy below which explains our policy on this and the steps we will have in place.

Rest assured whilst it may feel strange for parents at drop off and collection times, the daily routine and children will be fairly normal, with the exception of meeting up with other groups over lunches or trips over summer.  We will continue to take pods in walks in the toddler buggy and we will be enjoying as much time outside in the gardens as we can over summer.

Copy of our risk assessment all sites : – Risk Assessment COVID19

Copy of Early Childhood Covid 19 Policy:-    COVID19 ECC policy


Opening of School Age Childcare settings

We are reopening out settings slowly and most will not open until September.  We are working closely with schools to ensure we can provide on going care in September in a ‘pod system’.  We are working to see what provision we can offering on non teaching days (we hope we may be able to provide full care on days children aren’t attending school – but that will depend on each school, attendance patterns and DE/DOH guidance which will be updated over summer.

Sleepy Hollow wish to reassure parents that we want to ensure parents can remain in work and we can provide care as normal.   We actually believe our wraparound units are in a better position as we are contained within schools, have no transport issues, and children will not be mixing in our afterschools clubs from various different schools/settings.

Safety of children, staff and our colleagues in our school settings is paramount to us

Copy of our risk assessment all sites : – Risk Assessment COVID19

Copy of our Wraparound Covid19 policy :-  COVID19 wraparound policy



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