Category "Buzy Bees News"

2Apr2020

Do daily tasks with your child. Talk about what you are doing & why you are doing it. When hanging up the washing, you could say “The clothes are wet, let’s hang them up to dry”. Give your child simple tasks like passing the socks. Praise them for helping.

Make a photo book.
Sing songs together.
Read picture books together, talking about the thing they see.
Use books to talk about your own experiences.
Talk to your child about what has happened during the day. “We spoke to Grandma on the phone this morning, didn’t we?” And talk about what is going to happen next – “After lunch we’ll do the washing up.”

Some Apps for 2-5 year olds:

Why not try some of these alongside the other activities listed above

CBeebies Storytime
CBeebies Playtime Island
Lingumi – Kids’ English
Kaligo
Teach your Monster to Read
Navigo
Phonics Hero
Fonetti.

25Mar2020

Dear Parents

Sue & The Team would like to thank you all for your efforts in finding child care for your children in these unprecedented times. By the end of this week we have no children which need to attend Buzy Bees, as even our Key Worker parents have made other arrangements to keep their children safe. We will be closed over the Easter period. If we are required by the Government to re-open in any capacity on Tuesday 14 April we will do this & keep you informed as to whats happening.

23Mar2020

Following this evening’s Government announcement, please can we ask you once again to look closely at the following image. If you still require childcare at Buzy Bees, please make contact, we are here to support you to carry out your essential duty. Your child is safer at home, staff are safer at home. Thank you.

Please contact us ASAP on buzybeestreleigh @yahoo.co.uk

23Mar2020

As you will all be aware, the Government has instructed schools & Early Years Settings to close to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Where possible, these settings should continue to provide care for vulnerable children & those whose parents perform critical services.

With this in mind we would like to stress the Governments advice which states that “the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading”.

If you do work in one of the sectors that the Government has outlined please do consider your need very carefully. Guidance clearly states that many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. If you do require care so that you can continue to preform a critical role, please also think about how you can minimise the sessions that your child needs to attend.

To reduce the risk of transmission to our staff we ask that when you are dropping off & collecting your child, you follow social distancing and hygiene practices. Please wash your own & take your child to wash their hands immediately upon entering the premises.

We also ask that you continue to follow advice on family isolation should your child or anyone else in the household develop any symptoms of COVID-19.

Thank you for your cooperation.

20Mar2020

Dear Parents and Carers

This is a status update to inform you of this ever changing Coronavirus situation and how it affects us. Please read carefully.

In reflection and response to the Government announcement,  the next stage of the plan is to close ALL schools and education establishments, the following information is where Buzy Bees currently stand.

We are in NO way dramatising the situation, but are taking a very realistic and responsible approach. It is probable that the country could be on a path to lockdown, as are most of the other countries in the world. This is about keeping as many people safe as possible! This is an unprecedented and surreal world crisis. 

As of this Friday 20th March 2020, Buzy Bees is no longer open until the Government announce it is safe to do so. 

However we will be open as a FRONTLINE childcare service to our Pre-School families who are on the Government list of Key Workers, along with vulnerable children and children with a care plan (EHCP) and any others that are on the Government list for frontline care, to keep our society going. 

As posted on our Facebook page and website, please think carefully if you need to use our frontline childcare service. If it is possible to keep your children at home then  please do so.

In doing this we must make it clear that our staff are actually putting themselves and their families at risk, so it is important that families using this frontline service do NOT send children who are showing signs (as per Government guidance) of the Coronavirus or any of their family members. We really don’t want to put our staff in any unnecessary risk especially as they are providing this frontline service to support the Community and Country at this difficult time. 

Here is the current situation:

– Buzy Bees  is closed until future notice.

– We will open for children whose parents are Key Workers up until Friday 27th March 2020.

– We expect to be closed for our usual Easter break 28th March to 13th April, Returning on Tuesday 14th of April. This will only be for the children of Key Worker Parents. However we will let you know if this changes. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page & website. Thank you.

– Only children who are on the Government list of essential reasons for needing childcare, will be allowed. If unsure please ask us.

– Families who pay for extra sessions will not have to pay for sessions that are unattended due to closure, we hope this helps you. It will put a strain on us, but we are trying our best to support you at this difficult time. However if monies are owed from previous months up to the end of March, please endeavour to pay up to date this week.  As we are a non-profit making Charity  we need to try our best to keep the Pre-School solvent and pay staff, your fees contribute to this.

-Should we no longer be able to provide this frontline care due to staff illness or isolation, we will let you know ASAP most likely by email.

– We will keep you up to date as soon as things change.

Thank you for your continued support at this very difficult time. Please be sensible, stay safe and take care of your families and others around you.

With kind regards

Sue J and the team

20Mar2020

URGENT NOTIFICATION

The Pre-School will be closed next week & for the foreseeable future and will ONLY be open for the following groups:

1. Children with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)
2. Children who are currently supported by a Social Worker
3. Children who have parents on the Governments Key Worker list.

The Government definition of “Key Worker” during the COVID-19 outbreak has been confirmed, please see below link. Please remember that the Pre-School provision must only be requested if you fall into one of these categories and:

1. You are a single parent Key Worker with no safe & suitable childcare arrangements in place.
2. Both parents are Key Workers & working shifts overlap.
3. At least one parent is a Key Worker, you have NO safe childcare arrangements in place through family/friends & you have major concerns regarding financial security.

If you feel that you meet the above criteria, please make telephone contact or email with the office before 14.00 today, Friday 20th March, where requests will be considered on a case by case basis. We also request that telephone contact be kept to a minimum as we anticipate a busy time ahead.

Please feel free to share this post with any parents who you know are not on Facebook.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision