Notice to parents and carers of children under 5 in early years provision during the latest national coronavirus restrictions (5th January 2021).

In line with DfE guidance, we will be offering places to children in early years for their usual hours from Monday 18th January. In order to help us to plan and keep everyone as safe as possible, parents will have to book places for their children giving school a week’s notice.

Please note that due to staffing arrangements, nursery children will be taught alongside older children in school and not within the nursery setting. In view of the increased risks of transmission and an assessment of the risks to the community, numbers will be limited. Once we have received your booking request, we will confirm places prior to your child being able to attend school. Please do not assume your child has a place after booking until you receive confirmation from us that your child can attend. In keeping with the government’s guidance for everyone to remain at home as far as possible, if there is someone at home that is able to care for your child during school hours, we would ask that you do not seek to book a place at this time.

If you would like to book a place for week beginning 18th January could you please let us know by 5pm on Tuesday 12th January by emailing:

schoolclosure@johnebattyprimary.co.uk  or telephoning: 01642 483697

For the following weeks up to the end of term, could we please ask that parents book places by the following dates:

Places week beginning: To be booked by:
Monday 25th January Monday 18th January
Monday 1st February Monday 25th February
Monday 8th February Monday 1st February

Please book your places by using the same email and address as above, stating your son or daughter’s name and the sessions you would like them to attend.

It is important that we have this information in good time as we want to ensure the welfare and safety of our whole school community.