CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) BLOG

Published 02/06/2020-

Coronavirus Policy and Procedure 02.06.2020

Coronavirus Risk Assessment 02.06. 2020

Published 01/06/2020-

An example of the social distancing measures at collection and drop off times that have been put into place from this week at Woodland House Group ๐Ÿ˜€

*Tudor Hall Private Day Nursery.

An example of the social distancing measures at collection and drop off times that have been put into place from this week at Woodland House Group ๐Ÿ˜€*Tudor Hall Private Day Nursery.

Posted by Woodland House Group of Nurseries on Monday, 1 June 2020

Published 31/05/2020-

We are looking forward to the first phase of our reopening tomorrow, and to seeing lots of familiar faces again.
**Please remember communication books will not be required into nursery as they are all now online โ€œcare diariesโ€ via tapestry.
**For families still at home you can also access our weekly talking tickets via tapestry and can also upload the activities you have been doing at home via the app- we would love to see them!

If you do not have access to your childโ€™s tapestry for any reason please email holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk with your childโ€™s full name, nursery and also parent name and email address and we can sort this ASAP for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Published 26/05/2020-

Good evening,
Iโ€™m sure you will have heard our great news, that all four of our nurseries will be open for business as usual from 7.30am on 01/06/2020.
If you would like your child to return on or near to this date and you havenโ€™t already spoken to someone, please call the office on 01527 821309 so we are able to staff the nurseries according to numbers of children and to confirm your childโ€™s place. If you have not yet had verbal confirmation of this, it means your place has not yet been confirmed and we will not be expecting your child to return on the 1st therefore a phone call is vital before Friday ๐Ÿฅฐ

Any questions please ask ๐Ÿ™‚

Published 21/05/2020-

Over the next few days I will be uploading videos of each of the play rooms at Chessgrove Park. Woodland House and School House will follow shortly after. Our teams have been working very hard through this time and we are very proud of our Nurseryย ๐Ÿ’™

Over the next few days I will be uploading videos of each of the play rooms at Chessgrove Park. Woodland House and School House will follow shortly after. Our teams have been working very hard through this time and we are very proud of our Nursery๐Ÿ’™

Posted by Woodland House Group of Nurseries on Thursday, 21 May 2020

Published 20/05/2020-

Mental Health Awareness week, #kindnessmatters.
At nursery a big part of every day is being kind, helping and sharing with our friends ๐Ÿ’™

Attached are some ways you can help your own mental health as well as those closest to you ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Published 18/05/2020-

This weeks talking ticket… โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒป

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Published 14/05/2020-

Yesterday we emailed out our latest Coronavirus Policy and Procedure for all parents.
Please call the office you if you not yet received your email and please remember to check your junk inbox.

Any questions please ask ๐Ÿ™‚

Published 11/05/2020-

Another fantastic talking ticket, please keep an eye on your emails/ the Facebook page for our update tomorrow.
Thank you all for your patience ๐Ÿ™‚

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Published 07/05/2020-

UPDATE:

As you are aware the Prime Minister will announce plans in regards to COVID-19. Both tonight and Sunday will be significant for all industries, public sectors and also, for our Nurseries. On Monday, our Senior Management Team will be making confirmed plans based on Boris Johnsonโ€™s โ€˜Road Mapโ€™.
On Tuesday morning we will send confirmation to all families about how the next phase will look, how the nurseries will operate under new guidelines and updates with any changes to our policies. Please await this letter before contacting the nursery or office, as crucial preparation will need to take place on Monday.

Have a safe and sunny weekend!

Published 05/05/2020-

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Published 27/04/2020-

This weeks talking ticket ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

Please send photos to Holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk ๐Ÿ™‚

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Published 27/04/2020-

The government have recommended a range of website to support home learning during Covid-19.
The first website is: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ which includes activities and video clips for children from Birth to 5 years.
Please feel free to explore the website including the range of apps at the bottom of the home page.
Feel free to share your feedback for other parents or send us photos of your little ones completing the activity ๐Ÿ˜Š

Published 21/04/2020-

This weeks talking ticket ๐Ÿฅฐ

If you are a parent at one of our nurseries please could you like this post so we can see how many parents our posts are reaching?
Also, if you would like a photo of your activity posting in the comments, please email it to holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk โค๏ธ

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Published 20/04/2020-

From all at School Barn- Chessgrove Park โค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

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Published 20/04/2020-

From all at Baby Barn- Chessgrove Park โค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

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Published 20/04/2020-

From all at School House ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ

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Published 20/04/2020-

From all at Woodland House ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ

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Published 20/04/2020-

From all at Tudor Hall ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ

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Published 17/04/2020-

And also by Emilie ๐Ÿ’•

๐ŸŽต Please and thank you, please and thank you
We must say, we must say
When weโ€™re given something, when weโ€™re given something
Everyday, everyday ๐ŸŽต

And also by Emilie ๐Ÿ’• ๐ŸŽต Please and thank you, please and thank youWe must say, we must sayWhen weโ€™re given something, when weโ€™re given somethingEveryday, everyday ๐ŸŽต

Posted by Woodland House Group of Nurseries on Friday, 17 April 2020

Published 17/04/2020-

Our please and thank you song, as requested. By our wonderful Zoe ๐Ÿ’•

Our please and thank you song, as requested. By our wonderful Zoe ๐Ÿ’•

Posted by Woodland House Group of Nurseries on Friday, 17 April 2020

Published 17/04/2020-

A letter for our School Leaver Parents and also some ‘School Readiness’ Tips ๐Ÿ˜€

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Published 17/04/2020-

We have put together a โ€œnursery routineโ€ with additional information, to support our families at home during this unusual time, if you have any questions please do email and we will do our best to help ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

Email: holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk

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Published 14/04/2020-

Week 3- talking ticket ๐Ÿ™‚
Please email photos to Holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk and we will upload them into the comments on facebookย ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ

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Published 10/04/2020 –

Easter activity ideas for babies ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ

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2-3โ€™s Activity ideas ๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‡

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Easter Activities for older children ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฅ

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Published 02/04/2020-

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, we are hoping to add much more content over the next few weeks, including inspirational activities, creative story telling and top tips for parents๐Ÿ˜!

Our first post is Tommyโ€™s bedtime story โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

Featuring Tommy Lee!

Published 06/04/2020 @ 21:21 GMT-

Week 2 – talking ticket ๐Ÿ™‚
Please email photos to Holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk and we will upload them into the comments on our facebook page, alternatively please upload photos to your child’s tapestry.ย ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‡

Published 02/04/2020 @ 22:00 GMT-

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, we are hoping to add much more content over the next few weeks, including inspirational activities, creative story telling and top tips for parents๐Ÿ˜!

Our first post is Tommyโ€™s bedtime story โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

Featuring Tommy Lee!

Published 31/03/2020 @ 10:24 GMT-

**FOOD PARCELS**

We are continuously looking for ways in which we can support our staff and families during this time, we have put together a food parcel which can be ordered for delivery to your door step:

The food box contains:
๐ŸŒˆ 2 ltr semi skimmed milk
๐ŸŒˆ 1 white/ brown loaf of bread
๐ŸŒˆ 1kg of self raising or plain flour
๐ŸŒˆ 6 eggs
๐ŸŒˆ 250g block of cheese
๐ŸŒˆ 500g beef mince**
๐ŸŒˆ 2.5kg potatoes
๐ŸŒˆ 1kg pasta
๐ŸŒˆ 1kg rice
๐ŸŒˆ broccoli
๐ŸŒˆ 500g carrots
๐ŸŒˆ 8 x pork sausages**
๐ŸŒˆ 8 x bacon rashers**
๐ŸŒˆ bag of satsumas
๐ŸŒˆ bunch of 6 bananas

**meat can be replaced for quorn mince, sausages and fillets.

ยฃ35 (including delivery).
If you would like to order, please email catering@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk, and include your name/ full address/ telephone number and also which nursery your child attends.
Each box will be added to your childโ€™s next nursery invoice so we can avoid contact as per government guidelines.

Please place orders on Tuesdays for delivery on Thursdays and orders on Thursdays will be delivered on Tuesdays.

Any questions please feel free to comment/ message us โค๏ธ

(we are running low on boxes so please leave a box on your door step for us to place the items in!)

Published 30/03/2020 @ 12:25 GMT-

Updated- we have had some technical issues getting the post comments to allow pictures attached, please send us your photos via messenger or to holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk and we will post them for you ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ

Happy Monday morning everyone, we hope you are keeping safe and well.

Thank you for being patient with us while we were taking the time to make urgent arrangements behind the scenes for this unpredictable time, and for all of your kind comments to our staff teams and Nurseries, they really have kept us smiling throughout.

We now have plans to support you at home with your childโ€™s routine, learning, activities and school readiness- you tube videos are pending!!

Our Talking Tickets are designed to extend children’s learning at home, with Communication and Language at the centre of the activity. Developing children’s early language skills help to promote a range of life skills from discussing emotions, supporting behaviour and helping children to understand the world around them. Talking Tickets will get children discussing their choices, as well as learning new words with the adults that help them. Children’s self-esteem, independence and creative confidence will flourish.

Talking tickets will be posted each Monday, and we would love to see your completed projects, please send them via messenger or to holly@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk and we will post them for you.

Published 27/03/2020 @ 12:19 GMT-

UPDATE-
From 6pm today, School House and Woodland House will be temporarily closed until further notice. All key worker children from all 4 of our Nurseries will be cared for at Chessgrove Park. As previously posted, we still have temporary/ permanent places available for parents who are key workers and therefore enquiries are being directed to Chessgrove Park- 01527 821975.

Emails to all 4 nurseries are being monitored daily, however phone calls and answerphone messages are not. In the event of needing to contact your childโ€™s usual nursery please also call Chessgrove Park – 01527 821975.

Thank you and please take care ๐Ÿ’™

Published 26/03/2020 @ 19:17 GMT-

This evening at 8pm we will be joining the country in clapping for the NHS, at this time please spare a thought for our dedicated practitioners who are caring for the children of these workers. They are more vulnerable than ever before and still welcome our children with a smile each day.

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Published 25/03/2020 @ 12:57 GMT-

**PLEASE TAG AND SHARE WITH ANYONE YOU THINK MAY NEED OUR SERVICES…**
In light of the current coronavirus situation, we are aware that many nurseries around Bromsgrove/ Redditch and Droitwich are closing. This means there are key people who attend these nurseries that are without childcare at a time when they most need it. At Woodland House Group, we are offering our services on both a permanent and temporary basis to all these nurseries/ families and we are asking if anyone knows key people that are unable to work due to not having childcare please do get in touch, Chessgrove Park is our biggest nursery and in worst case scenario circumstances will be the nursery which remains open the longest so therefore we are directing new/ temporary admissions there, to enquire please call 01527 821975.

*Currently, Chessgrove park, Woodland House and School house are all open, however Tudor Hall is now temporarily closed.

We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you all back to Nursery as soon as we can, in the mean time Iโ€™m sure you will join us in thanking our amazing staff team for what they are doing during this difficult timeโค๏ธ

Published 23/03/2020 @ 22:51 GMT-

Following the announcement this evening from Boris Johnson, please ensure your child ONLY attends nursery if it is ESSENTIAL to do so (if one or both parents are key workers and are working outside of your home). The retaining fee offer still stands for families who wish to keep their child off during this time. Please contact your nursery manager on the relevant telephone number tomorrow morning, to notify them of any changes to your childโ€™s attendance.

It is important we are able to continue to provide childcare to those that need it the most through this difficult time and therefore would like to thank you for your cooperation.

 

Published 20/03/2020 @ 18:02 GMT-ย 

PLEASE NOTE-

The office is now closed, if you were unable to get through on the phone this afternoon to confirm your place on Monday, please email enquiries@woodlandhousegroup.co.uk and these will be picked up on Monday morning.

After reading the parent letter today, if you are a key worker and have not yet confirmed your place, you are still eligible to attend Nursery on Monday.

Thank you again for your cooperation at this difficult time ๐Ÿ™‚