Childcare During Summer
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on so many countries around the world. Daddy Daycare closed its doors at the end of March when the government introduced lockdown however thanks to the furlough scheme we have been able to retain our excellent team of staff. As a result we will survive, we will be opening again and supporting our community. After months of lockdown, home schooling and entertainment indoors many of our families welcome the idea of a summer holiday club if the proper precautions are taken to keep our children safe. This page offers an overview of the service we can offer and the precautions we will take.
WHAT OUR SERVICE CAN OFFER
Whist we cannot confirm when we will be open yet we can confirm details of the service we provide. It seams unlikely at this stage that taking large groups of children on trips will be possible this summer so we are planning a holiday club that makes the most of our local resources. We will not take the children on any public transport to minimise the risk to the children in our care. Daddy Daycare has a fantastic venue at St James Church, 57 Inverleith row, which has a large hall, a separate quiet room and a private garden with swings and a slide. We offer a wide range of toys and equipment, our staff are experienced and many of them have childcare qualifications. All the staff are qualified in child protection, health and hygiene and paediatric first aid.
HOW WE MINIMISE RISK TO THE CHILDREN
To minimise the risk of infection to the children in our care we are taking the following measures:
We will keep the children in groups of no more than eight considerably reducing the risk of infection.
Commonly touched areas will be cleaned regularly with antibacterial spray,
Children, parents and staff will be temperature checked on arrival and any child with a COVID-19 symptom will be sent home and not be allowed to attend the club for 7-14 days depending on the family situation..
Children will wash hands at several points during the day, including on arrival, before and after eating, before and after an activity and after using the toilet.
Alcohol hand wash will be will be available on arrival for parents and children
The only adults permitted to be in the hall with the children will be Daddy Daycare staff. Drop off and pickup will be managed by creating a walk through pickup system that observes social distancing and minimises risk to all parties.
We will need to ask parents to bring in lunch and snacks to reduce the risk of contamination caused by more than one person touching food. ,
If you know the dates you anticipate needing care for you can book your space just now, any time between the 29th June and 7th August. We will not ask you to pay for the space until confirmation is made by the Scottish government. Payments can be made by childcare voucher or bank transfer, payment will need to be made in advance of attending and refunds are only offered if you give 28 days notice.
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