Here at the Wonder Years, we are committed to ensuring the highest standards of health and safety possible.
Please see below for our latest news and for more info on how we are implementing procedures to reduce the spread of Covd-19.
NEWS & COVID
Wonder Years News
Kate's in the Boots Health and Beauty Magazine!
Boots Health & Beauty Magazine
The Wonder Years' own Kate Gilheaney was interviewed by Boots Health & Beauty Magazine for a piece called, "This Is What Kindness Looks Like", all about key workers and the jobs they continued to do despite the Covid -19 pandemic.
"I've been looking after the children of front line staff. I discussed it with my daughters and we decided we were happy to take the risk. Some of my regular parents whose kids I can't look after now have have insisted on paying me anyway, which is so kind it made me cry! Twice a week I film myself reading a bedtime story and send it to their kids to keep that connection.
This much I know: The crisis has shown there are more good people than bad. I hope there's a change in pace too, as less stress has made people happier. And we'll always keep a stash of loo roll and pasta!"
Big thank you from the Mayor for our services.
Certificate of Thanks
The Wonder Years Bromley received a certificate of thanks from the Mayor of Bromley!
"On behalf of the residents and councillors of The London Borough of Bromley, we thank you and would like to acknowledge your kind heartedness and good nature. It is thanks to people like you that Bromley is a warm, welcoming and caring place to call home.
Please be assured that your time, talents and compassion is recognised and hugely valued and appreciated. We can define our community and the individuals within it, by the size of their heart, the power of their hope and the respect that we all share.
Thank you for making our tomorrows a better place.
- Hannah Gray, Mayor of Bromley."
Parents Email Update
Guidance still stands that a child must be sent home to isolate if they have a continuous cough or temperature, until they have had a PCR test and the results are negative. If you do not wish for your child to have the test, then they must isolate. The time period is 10 days for the child showing the symptoms and also 10 days for members of the household. These timescales must be adhered to unless the child has had the test and the result is negative. Only when the negative result is obtained can they return. We will also need to see these results. If the result is positive, you must let us know.
Our staff continue to take lateral flow tests regularly before attending and all necessary and reasonable steps to keep the children and other staff members safe.
There have been some cases where GP’s/NHS have told families the child just has a cold and can return to childcare without having a test or isolating. Until guidance from the DfE changes, we cannot allow any child to attend if they are showing symptoms. These are:
A new continuous cough,
A high temperature
Loss of taste or smell,
Click here to view a poster outlining "Things To Do If A Child Has Coronovirus" which we have on the wall in our building, listing the procedures to follow if a child or member of staff is showing symptoms of Covid-19.
The Wonder Years Bromley