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At the moment, the government is advising schools to stay open. However, it "may be necessary" to close them soon, according to British medical doctor and the government's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.
The UK's approach is that children are not as vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus as adults. The government is also concerned that closing schools would cause widespread disruption. Many parents - including much-needed NHS staff - would have to take time off work to look after their children. There are also concerns that if grandparents - a vulnerable group - were drafted in to help with childcare, infected children could transmit the disease to them.There are also fears that vulnerable children, such as those in danger of neglect, could be at risk if schools were closed for a long period of time.
The Prime Minister said yesterday that all “unnecessary” travel should be stopped, meaning all employees should work from home, and over-70s and pregnant women should avoid social contact.But there is confusion among parents as the government decided against shutting schools.
The government policy remains schools should stay open although closures may be necessary "at the right stage" of the outbreak.
This is clearly a very difficult situation for everyone and a very challenging scenario for all nurseries and schools. Rest assured we are well aware of your concerns.
The most immediately pressing challenge would be if our staff members have to self-isolate. If there are too few staff available to teach, support and supervise children our decision to close may be forced earlier than expected. As it stands, KKDC remains open.
From today, as an increased security measure, we are checking and logging all staff and children’s Covid-19 symptoms - 3 times a day. If you wish to see your child’s log, please ask Tasra or Amy.
We will once again update you accordinglywith any changes.
As mentioned previously, please ensure hygienic steps are taken at all times in order to prevent and minimise contracting Covid-19.
Stay safe and remain calm and positive.
EXCITING OFFER FOR NEW & EXISTING PARENTS
Do you want to pay £975.00 per month for a full-time nursery place?
If you recommend someone else that wants to do the same, then you can.
It’s that simple!
KKDC offers 30% discount to all full time teachers
If you’re a full time teacher, you will be entitled to a 30% discount on your childcare fees during Easter and summer holidays!
Please speak to nursery manager for full details.
Spaces are limited.
At KKDC, we are continually looking for ways to enhance learning and development for your children and we have pleasure in offering French classes for your children at the nursery.
We will deliver our French classes through song, dance, games, story-telling and drama, all of which are designed to help develop your child's skills and provide you and your child with a fun and rewarding activity to participate in together.
Some of you may be new to this concept and may be wondering if your child is too young for French. Therefore we have outlined some of the key benefits of these new classes:
Benefits of French for nursery children
Learning a foreign language at a very young age can increase a child's critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind. Our approach to teaching French for children is built on this belief.
The benefits of learning any language from a young age are endless. Younger children have fewer inhibitions and an innate ability to absorb and reproduce new sounds, a skill which is at its peak before age 3.
Learning a language is also a bridge to another culture and a doorway to a larger world. A second language provides new ways to look at the world and sets the foundation for new opportunities.
What are life skills you may ask? Well there is no definitive list of life skills but these are areas of our lives which you and I were not necessarily taught during our academic days.
Therefore, we have introduced age appropriate classes such as:
Social Skills - Many people find it tough to maintain relationships, be it in school, work or with family and they even have commitment issues. At such a time, trying to mend the ways of the person becomes impossible.
The Importance of Money - As a parent you are constantly teaching your children things like good manners, how to use cutlery, sharing, caring and many others. But do you feel comfortable teaching your children about money? Some parents do and some don’t, yet learning about money is something we surely all recognize as essential and wish we were better at it from an earlier age.
The Art of Thinking - The decisions we make have real-world consequences, some immediate, and some delayed, affecting ourselves and others. Making the right choices from a young age could literally mean the difference between happiness and remorse, success and failure, and so on.
There are many more Life Skills topics coming to KKDC and the above are just a few examples.
There are no extra charges for your child to have these classes.
Feel free to talk to our Nursery Manager if you need more information on Life Skills classes at KKDC!
At KKDC, We Prepare Your Child for the Real World…
All children love to use their imagination and we believe by theming our sessions it brings that extra element of magic to the usual dance class. Noizee Productions offers your child a variety of creative musical dance sessions giving your child the best start by bringing music and dance into their lives!
It’s a mothers instinct to hold their new born baby and gently hum a lullaby to send them to sleep. As our children grow, they enter a world of new discovery through their senses enabling them to engage with their surroundings. Our classes provide a positive stimulating environment full of colour, music and most of all, fun!
Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to help your child communicate. Signs are used, with speech, in spoken word order. This helps provide extra clues about what someone is saying. Using signs can help children who have no speech or whose speech is unclear. Using symbols can help children who have limited speech and those who cannot, or prefer not to sign.
Makaton is extremely flexible as it can be personalised to a child’s individual needs and used at a level suitable for them. It can be used to:
- share thoughts, choices and emotions
- label real objects, pictures, photos and places
- take part in games and songs
- listen to, read and tell stories
- create recipes, menus and shopping lists
- write letters and messages
- help people find their way around public buildings
Today over 100,000 children and adults, use Makaton symbols and signs. Most people start using Makaton as children then naturally stop using the signs and symbols as they no longer need them. However, some people will need to use Makaton for their whole lives.
You will now be aware of the free 30 hours a week government funding scheme for 3 and 4 year olds. This new government initiative is not a compulsory scheme for all Early Years settings in the country, however KKDC has chosen to offer the free 30 hours a week funding scheme to all eligible parents.
Full eligibility requirements will be on our website soon and this is just to keep you in the loop that KKDC will be offering the 30 hours scheme.