Government Guidelines on Covid-19 For Nurseries

FSN nurseries follow the local and national guidelines for Early Years Providers which can be found by clicking on the link below

What this looks like at our nurseries
  • Any child or staff member with corona virus symptoms must not attend the setting and follow guidelines for self-isolation.
  • A one way system for dropping off and picking up children is in place. We ask that parents keep 2 metres’ distance whilst waiting.
  • Children will be asked to wash their hands on arrival, at regular intervals throughout the day and before going home.
  • Staff and children will follow good respiratory hygiene by promoting the catch it, bin it, kill it approach
  • To reduce the risk of transmitting the virus staff are giving parents minimal verbal feedback. We are offering a variety of different methods of communications with parents to ensure you are kept fully up to date with your child’s progress. For example, video calls, telephone converstaions Tapestry and instant messaging.
  • Settling in sessions for new children are currently in our outdoor areas with social distancing measures in place. 
  • Only essential visitors are entering the premises. In this circumstance they are required to sanitise their hands on arrival and departure and wear a facemask for the duration of the visit.
  • Enhanced cleaning is in place, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces using products such as detergents and bleach.
  • Children are grouped according to age and staff within these groups remain consistent.
  • Visits for prospective parents are not allowed so we have put together a video for each nursery for parents to see what we have to offer.  Please click on video gallery of each nursery to view these.
We fully engage with the NHS Track and Trace process.



"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

I do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children.

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

"Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings"

- My Time Too children's comments

I just want to thank everyone at FSN who have made the last two years so amazing. I have learnt so much and met so many inspiring people. The work you do with the community truly changes lives, as it changed mine. The courses you provide have led me into employment and given me the skills to create a life for myself.
I will continue to sing your praises to those that I meet and tell people about the amazing work that you do and hope that FSN thrives for many years to come. I know you'll touch many lives as you did mine.

- FSN Volunteer