Due to the current situation with Covid 19 we have a partial closure of Abington Pre-School. Pre-School is only open to children of key workers and from Monday 30th March will be running out of Great Abington Primary School. Please contact Angela on 07974 051871. Please be aware that Angela may not be able to answer your call straight away as she may be working with key children.
GAPS out of school club will remain open to children of key workers until Tuesday 31st March. The committee have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close GAPS from Wednesday 1st April until further notice. If you are a key worker family and require out of school care from Wednesday 1st April, please contact Guy Underwood at Great Abington Primary School, 01223 891362.
Please be aware that the annexe building is currently closed. If you have an enquiry regarding GAPS or any current billing please contact Louise on email@example.com. Louise will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.
Abington Pre-School and Abington Community out of School Club (GAPS) 16/03/2020
Please read the following Coronavirus update from Department of Education
Department for Education
Government announces move from Contain to Delay phase
Full details of each stage in the government action plan can be found here:
To support the delay of the spread of the virus, the Department for Health and Social Care has asked anyone who shows certain symptoms to stay at home for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means people should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.
The symptoms are:
A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
A new, continuous cough
You do not need to call NHS 111 to stay at home. If your symptoms worsen during your stay at home period or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Current advice remains in place: no education or children’s social care setting should close in response to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
The safety of the children and staff is of the utmost importance and it is essential that we all follow the advice being given by the Government and maintain open communication from both the settings and from families.
We will continue to monitor the situation and as soon as we hear of any changes regarding guidelines we will update this website. We will inform you directly if we are notified about any closures.
If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to a staff member or telephone 01223 894246 (Annexe land line).
Government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). 11/03/2020
Government coronavirus action plan
Yesterday, the Prime Minister confirmed that the government’s response to COVID-19 remains in the Contain phase – the first phase in the government’s coronavirus action plan.
The coronavirus action plan was launched last week. This document sets out what we have done to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes.
Advice from Public Health England continues to be for education and children’s social care settings to remain open, unless advised otherwise. We are continually reviewing how best to support all educational settings and the impact of any measures will be considered carefully before being implemented.
Updated travel advice for travellers returning from Italy
Yesterday, Public Health England updated their travel advice, recommending that anyone returning from Italy should self-isolate, even if you do not have any symptoms. If you do develop symptoms, call NHS 111.
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water
In addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
What action you can take A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
On 22nd June 2017 Abington Preschool went on a trip to Boydells farm. They got to feed and hold goats and lambs. We got to have a go at milking a cow and watch a sheep being sheered. A great day was had by children and adults.
In early July our children enjoyed a wonderful day out in beautiful weather for our outing to Wicken Fen. The children had a good time enjoying such things as finding mini beasts, pond dipping, pretending to be mini beasts and making things with clay.
Our staff did a brilliant job but of course this would not have been possible without the help of our many parent volunteer helpers. A big thanks to all of you that were able to help out; your support is very much appreciated.