Roundabout Pre-School

Newsletter

October 2020

We would like to welcome all our families back to Roundabout, it its lovely to see all the children settled and happy.  

Discussions have been taking place between Roundabout and Newlaithes Primary School, and we can confirm that we will be moving back to the portacabin on Monday, 2nd November. This a training day at Newlaithes Primary School and Roundabout will be closed; therefore our first day back after the half term holiday will be Tuesday, 3rd November 2020.

The portacabin will be a shared space between Roundabout and the Kids Club (Newlaithes’ Out of School Club), so we have to ensure that there is no overlapping with staffing of both settings, as we each have to stick to our own “bubbles”.

Amended session times

It has been decided that Roundabout will open at 9.15am and close at 2.45pm. (Morning sessions will finish at 12noon as usual.) This is to ensure that the building can be cleaned after the breakfast club / before Roundabout sessions start and before the afternoon sessions start in the Kids Club. We appreciate that this may cause a slight disruption to your routine, however we trust you understand that we have to ensure the safety of all staff and children from both settings.

New Routine

We will have to follow the school’s guidance on not allowing parents into the school grounds. Roundabout staff will meet parents at the main entrance gate to school at 9.15am. Please ensure that you are wearing a mask. We will take your child and their belongings from you and walk the children as a group to the portacabin.

At the end of a session, we will again meet parents at the main entrance gate at either 12 noon or 2.45pm, where you can collect your child and their belongings from our staff. 

If you are going to be late on a morning or afternoon, please telephone Roundabout on 07960 855265 and a staff member will meet you at the main school gate. Please do not phone the school or ring the bell next to the school gate to gain access as staff in the school office are not able to respond to your request nor can they take your child to/ from the portacabin.

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