Information to the parents on the re-opening of kindergarten.

As you know the kindergartens will re-open on Monday the 20th of April. The Board at TCH has decided that for the time being the kindergarten will be open from 8:00-15:30.

The entrance for your child to the kindergarten will be at the outside door to their department. Please knock on the window (or ring the doorbell for Kindergarten). Your child will be met at the door and will be delivered back to you at the end of the day in the same manner. If you need to enter the building you will be expected to wash your hands and to use maximum 5 minutes in the cloakroom. No other families will be allowed in at this point.

We understand that this can be challenging for some of the children and hope that you can prepare some of the older children that this will happen.

The children will be divided into groups and will be designated one adult for a week. The groups will operate until the weekend and then new groups will be made as more children return to the kindergarten. You are requested not to congregate and to make play dates with other children outside of your child’s group.

Children must also come cleanly clothed each day and with all necessary equipment. They must have their own utensils and the toddlers must have cloth bibs.

Children must not bring toys from home.

 Children’s birthdays will be celebrated. Please bring fruit that the staff can wash and prepare.

You are requested to be able to collect your child at short notice should your child become sick during the day.

 

Following is the FHI information as to who shall not attend kindergarten.

When should my child/staff not attend kindergarten?

  • Children and staff should not even meet at nursery with mild respiratory symptoms and a feeling of illness. They should stay home until they have been symptom free for 1 day.
  • Children or employees who have confirmed covid-19- these children/staff must be in isolation and the health care services will decide who should also go into isolation.
  • Children or staff who are close contacts/household members of a confirmed case of covid-19. –these people must be quarantined. It is the health care services who decide who should go into quarantine.
  • Guardians with respiratory symptoms are quarantined or isolated. They should not attend the kindergarten and must find other solutions for follow-up and picking up their children.