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Nurseries closing

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Nannarose Tue 08-Dec-20 14:49:34

Hello, I just wanted to get a feel for how many families have been affected by a nursery having to close. Our youngest DGC's nursery has had to close twice now, very awkward. We have been able to help with childcare, as we are in their 'childcare bubble' for a day a week anyway.
I wondered how common this was?

Missfoodlove Tue 08-Dec-20 15:54:49

Very common.
The track and trace app is apparently largely to blame.
Lots of staff will get notifications and isolate.

cornishpatsy Tue 08-Dec-20 16:50:01

I think people would soon complain if a nursery did not close after a positive test.

It would be more awkward if a family contracted Covid from an infected child.

Chewbacca Tue 08-Dec-20 18:12:31

GS's nursery closed for 2 weeks last month and we were lucky enough to be able to provide child care shared between DS, DIL and me. I'm able to work from home and have a great deal of flexibility but quite how the other families manage, who don't have a GP nearby to turn to, I can't imagine.

V3ra Tue 08-Dec-20 18:29:30

My granddaughter's nursery has just had to close until the new year.
They have so many people self-isolating they can't staff it.

Desdemona Tue 08-Dec-20 18:39:41

It's awful. Not so bad if parents have family in their bubbles that can care for the children, and/or supportive employers. Otherwise they are stuffed!

At my daughters primary school half of the year groups are isolating due to positive cases, the school kitchen has closed and there are now no breakfast or after school clubs either.

Nannarose Tue 08-Dec-20 21:46:39

Thank you! To be clear, none of us is complaining, and we have been able to help, but I seem to have no idea as to whether this was unusual or common, so this thread has helped.

Galaxy Tue 08-Dec-20 21:48:42

I work across a range of early years settings and it's fairly common, more common for a room or bubble to have to close though than the whole nursery.