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Tel: 01255 880135

Email: admin@oakleamontessori.co.uk

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Oaklea Montessori CIC

Mayes Lane, Ramsey

Harwich, Essex

CO12 5EL

 

News & Events

Lawford Open Morning Event

On Saturday 28th July, we will have an 'Open Morning Fun Event', which will include ‘Bake Off’ (£2.50 per baking entry), Raffle, Market Stalls, Bouncy Castle, craft activities and 'Look Around our Nursery'. All welcome to join in the fun.  Please put the date in your diary and invite your friends and family. If you are able to donate a raffle prize, sell raffle tickets or help in any other way, please talk to Heather or Shara.

Thank you!

ParentZone

We are now using an online tool as another way to communicate effectively with parents and carers. Using the ParentZone website or app (available for iOS and Android), parents can access photographs and videos of their child, reports and updates about their child as well as use convenient payment tools. Please do ask us for details on how the sign up process works or if you have any (non-technical) questions.

COVID-19 Updates - Current as of 15:00, 27/03/20

Please read the 'COVID-19 Impact' document

 

We are now pleased to confirm that two of our settings are to remain open to serve the needs of critical workers and vulnerable children. The two settings now open for business are:

  • Oaklea Montessori, Colchester – New Town (including for children who usually attend St John's)

  • Oaklea Montessori, Ramsey

Given the number of families in the relevant categories who have requested places for their child(ren), we have decided to open one setting in Colchester, which will be open for children who usually attend St. John’s. Staff from both settings will work at the New Town site, so children will see familiar faces.

As we know, the coronavirus situation is constantly evolving, affecting critical workers’ workplace and health needs. The Oaklea managers have therefore agreed to temporarily waive the usual booking / invoicing requirements. This is to allow families to arrange their childcare needs weekly. All families are now asked to advise us no later than Thursday in the previous week, what childcare provision they need for the following week. We will also invoice weekly in advance. We will keep this under review to ensure it is workable as the emergency continues.

If your situation has changed and you would like to book childcare, please read the COVID-19 Guidance (on the website) and complete & submit a Declaration form. Please understand that the earliest we can accept children who are not already registered is Monday 6th April.

This is an unprecedented situation and we are doing our very best to continue to provide the service to the children within the categorised groups. All other children are required to stay at home and follow the UK government advice.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and kind wishes.

We are sure you will also want to join us in thanking all the critical workers and staff who are committed to supplying emergency childcare.

Keep safe and keep well!

The Oaklea Managers.

COVID-19 Updates - Current as of 16:00, 23/03/20

Please read the 'COVID-19 Impact' document

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been in touch with Essex County Council who are still unable to confirm whether we are can open for children of Critical Workers and ‘vulnerable children’. They are holding urgent meetings and their intention is to let us know as soon as possible. We understand that many of you are anxious to know if your child can attend nursery. Many of you fit the criteria and need to get to work.

We assure you that AS SOON AS WE HAVE CONFIRMATION from Essex County Council, we WILL advise you. However, the current situation (1400: 23/3/20) is that we must remain closed on Tuesday 24th March.

For the sake of efficiency, however, we have attached our document 'COVID-19 Impact' for your information. Please read this carefully. We have also attached a COVID-19 DECLARATION, which we need completed before assigning any places.

In addition, we ask that you take the following measures and precautions before your child attends nursery:

  • Your child should get dressed in freshly washed clothing just before coming to nursery.

  • We recommend your child changes out of the clothes they have been wearing at nursery immediately after they return home, and these are placed directly into the washing machine.

  • Provide us with up to date records of all your contact numbers and authorised people. These may have changed (e.g. grandparents are now in the social distancing category).

  • Each day of attending, the carer who drops off must confirm that your child is fit and no-one at home is displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

  • If anyone at home becomes unwell, displaying the symptoms of COVID-19, you must arrange for your child to be picked up immediately and follow the self-isolation guidance.

  • Thorough handwashing must take place at home before coming to nursery. Children must immediately wash their hands on arrival at nursery.

  • Please maintain social distancing when not at nursery.

We very much hope to advise you that we are open for some children VERY SOON. For now, we ask that you all take care and keep safe.

The Oaklea managers.

COVID-19 Documents

Oaklea's 'COVID-19 Impact' document - Sent to Parents / Carers on 23/03/20

COVID-19 Declaration Form - To be completed for children allowed to attend nursery

We're delighted to share news of the nursery and to keep you abreast of what is happening. Click on the links to open our recent newsletters and watch this space for new developments.

Ramsey Expansion Update

We are still unable to confirm when Oaklea Montessori, Ramsey will be extending its services into the vacated Children's Centre space.

More news on this will follow as soon as we are able.

Working Together

We have a set of information and support leaflets, covering a range of matters from potty training to bereavement and many other issues that parents and families have found helpful.  These are freely available at each setting.

Learning Together

This is a six week discussion forum for parents who want to help their child to continue to learn and develop at home in a way that complements their nursery experiences.

Please contact us for further details.

ParentZone

We are now using an online tool as another way to communicate effectively with parents and carers. Using the ParentZone website or app (available for iOS and Android), parents can access photographs and videos of their child, reports and updates about their child as well as use convenient payment tools. Please do ask us for details on how the sign up process works or if you have any (non-technical) questions.

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