Location specific measures Children’s Centre Fantasieland KDV
Adjusted september 23, 2020
Pick up and bring route
We use our main entrance as entrance and exit. We would like to ask you to take into account each other and to be patient with other children and parents. Phased bringing and fetching is preferable, however we need to experience in practice how the bring and fetching behavior will be. We therefore ask for your understanding of this.
Bring and pick-up moments, contact parents
- We organize the bring and pick-up moments of children in such a way that it is possible to keep 1.5 meters distance between adults.
- Children are brought by one adult, so without additional adults or children, who do not use care there.
- Pick-up and bring moments are short. Information about a child can be done, for example, by digital or telephone, so as not to have to discuss this in detail during the bring and pick-up. The parent may, when considering the child, pass on to the PM’er which method of information transfer is preferable.
In order to minimise contact between children and parents and between parents, we take the following measures:
- Spread in catch-up and bring moments: We would ask you to pick up and bring your child as much as possible outside peak times.
- In front of the main entrance, lines with tape (1.5m) are placed behind which parents have to wait.
- The PM’er will indicate when you can enter the entrance hall of the nursery, which is only when another parent has left the property.
- Up to one parent with child(s) in at the same time;
- When bringing: The parent ensures that in the hall the child’s shoes are put in a bin, and the coat in a lice bag. Then the parent puts the bag and the bin with shoes in the group room. The PM’er brings the stuff to the hall at the back of the property.
- When picked up: The PM’er puts down the shoe box and lice bag at the main entrance and takes the child to the entrance hall. The parent can dress the child himself and take it outside.
- A transfer of the (young) child from parent to pm’er can take place taking into account the 1.5 meters away: a parent will let the child sit/put down in a Maxi-Cosi, in a seesaw chair or on a playcloth and distance the pm’er the child. Above all, emotional safety must be ensured.
Number of adults in the groups
We want to limit the number of adults present per group, this is clearly defined in the general policy. Because we also have interns in Fantasieland, they also have to abide by all the agreements that we have prescribed. By limiting the number of adults, we work with adjusted working hours for interns. They will no longer be on the group in practice, after collection and before pick-up time.
Keep your distance/ shared spaces
The pedagogical staff also take into account the 1.5 meters distance. We take into account the use of shared spaces and alternate breaks and break rooms. During intake interviews we also choose a place and time where we can observe the 1.5 meters.
During the reception
Between staff and children it is not necessary to observe 1.5 meters distance.
We make sure that the (indoor and outdoor) space where the shelter takes place allows it to keep 1.5 meters distance between adults. In this way, we divide the layout of the space as much as possible into corners and offer activities in groups under the supervision of 1 pm’er.
We no longer play with all the children outside at the same time, but we keep playing outside.
We are not going to make trips to shops, markets etc during this period. Fantasieland offers plenty of opportunities to stay on site.
General RIVM Safety Risks Directive
New RIVM directive is the starting point, adapted for the childcare setting.
Specifically, the following measures shall be in force:
- There is no need to keep a distance between children.
- Between staff and children it is not necessary to keep 1.5 meters away.
- Between staff and parents, 1.5 metres must always be kept.
- In the case of (suspected) coronavirus, the childcare organization reports it to the GGD department of infectious disease control if there are 3 or more children in a group with complaints of nasal colds and/or coughs and/or fever.
We pay attention to:
- Upon entering we ask you if children have any complaints;
- If they do have complaints, they have to go home;
- If in doubt, go home;
- If a child develops complaints appropriate to COVID-19 during the day but other than nasal colds, the child goes home.
Decision tree – tool to assess whether your child can go to day care
The Childcare Sector, the Social Childcare Industry, Junior Doctors Netherlands and the Association of Parents in Childcare have drawn up a decision tree (0 – 12 years) that serves as a handle to assess whether a child can come to childcare. Fantasieland uses this decision tree. We also share the decision tree with you because we notice that this can be a useful tool for you to use.
The holder applies the advice and guidelines of the RIVM.
General measures for all ages
- Children with colds (runny nose, nose cold, sneezing and/or sore throat) or known hay fever complaints may go to day care, except:
- if the child has other symptoms that are appropriate to COVID-19 such as: fever (38 degrees Celsius and above), tightness, more than occasional coughing, sudden loss of smell and/or taste;
- if they are a roommate of a patient with a confirmed COVID-19 infection;
- if there is someone in the child’s household with a fever (38 degrees and above) and/or tightness and there is no negative test result yet.
For more information about COVID-19 and children, see: https://www.rivm.nl/coronavirus-covid-19/kinderen
For the rivm’s reach out to children with a cold, see: https://lci.rivm.nl/langdurig-neusverkouden-kinderen
- Children are not allowed to go back to the shelter until they have no more symptoms for 24 hours and are not sick besides cold symptoms.
- Children up to the age of 12 do not need to be tested for corona unless they:
- Being seriously ill;
- Roommate or contact of a proven COVID-19 patient;
- Belong to the risk groups (see RIVM Risk Groups)
For the test policy, see RIVM Test Policy
- If someone in the child’s household has fever (38 degrees Celsius or higher) and/or anxiety problems the child stays at home.
- If someone in the children’s household has tested negative for COVID-19, or if everyone has no symptoms for 24 hours, the children are allowed back to the shelter.
- If someone in the children’s household has been tested for COVID-19 and positive, children should wait until that person is 24 hours of symptoms free and then stay home for 10 extra days.
- If a child has chronic colds, hay fever or asthma and this is a recognizable image, then the child can go to the shelter after consultation between parent and keeper. If in doubt or if the complaints change, the child must stay at home until the (new) complaints are over or the known complaint pattern has returned. The RIVM has drawn up a handout and the local GGD can give advice in specific situations, see RIVM long-term cold
- In the case of (suspected coronavirus), the childcare organization reports it to the GGD department of infectious disease control if there are 3 or more children in a group with complaints of nasal colds and/or coughs and/or fever.
See also RIVM outbreak investigation
- For parents and children returning from a country or area with an orange or red travel advice due to coronavirus, the urgent advice is to go into quarantine for 10 days upon returning home. This also applies if the travel advice during the trip has changed to orange or red. For children up to the age of 12, the exception is that they are allowed to go to daycare (day care, BSO and host parent care), to school and sport, unless they have corona-related complaints or a housemate with fever and/or anxiety. However, parents are not allowed to bring or collect their children at home during their own 10 days.
To read the current news about COVID-19 and childcare, we refer to the information provided by the Government
- Adults keep 1.5 meters apart
- Everyone often washes their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds in accordance with the directive.
- Don’t shake hands
- Coughing/sneezing in the elbow
- Don’t touch your face
We ask you to avoid the use of public transport as much as possible.
We would ask you to strictly adhere to these rules, because only then can we remain open. This for the health, of the children, the parents, grandfathers and grandmothers. But also certainly for our colleagues who ensure that your children in good health can come to us, they also have to deal with their neighbor who may also belong to the risk group.