A careful re-opening
Opening up Superkids Levenshulme after our enforced lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been a creep and go process. Sharing our risk assessments and putting out a video of our new drop off and collection process helped to allay some of the worries about sending children back to our care.
We repurposed our logo to act as social distance markers, for grown-ups waiting at the door. We also painted some in the children’s garden to help normalise the experience that children must find a bit strange when they’re out and about. Our photos of them even made it onto the National Day Nurseries Association social media.
We are very lucky at Superkids to have a fantastic outside space which is perfect at the moment because being outside reduces the chances of transmission of Covid-19. Even in the rain, the children have wrapped up in waterproofs and got messy.
We are staying outside as much as possible so we have asked that children have wellies, waterproofs, hats and sun block for a typical all weather British summer. After the gazebo we borrowed got pulverized by the heavy rain at the beginning of June, we bought a new one. Along with the tarp we put up over the den, we have lots of cover to escape from the rain and sun.
Our main aim for re-opening was to make sure that the children are happy. We think we’ve achieved that aim and hopefully that reassures our parents and makes them happy too!
It’s just great to be back.