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Do you think nurseries will reopen from the 1st June?

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INeedNewShoes Fri 22-May-20 15:23:12

I know that no one knows but I'd be interested to know if lots of other parents are doubtful that children will be able to return to nursery within a fortnight.

I really want DD to be able to return to nursery. She is missing out by not being there and had been benefitting with a noticeable change in her social confidence (for some reason, she's always been wary of other children) and various other elements of development. The longer she's way the further back I expect us to be.

But I just can't quite believe that its going to happen on the 1st of June and that there won't be a change of policy for childcare/schools reopening between now and then.

I'm usually a planner and I find it really hard to make decisions when I don't have definite information to base it on.

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MaryShelley1818 Fri 22-May-20 15:43:56

Nurseries are reopening on June 1st.
Ours and lots of others have confirmed the arrangements. I'm choosing not to send DS back at the moment.

Thegirlhasnoname Fri 22-May-20 16:35:53

Ours have confirmed they are opening on the 1st June.

Got to admit that I am a little concerned that the government advice will change last minute and they will be told they can’t open though as our fees are due on the 1st!

itchyfinger Fri 22-May-20 16:39:54

Our have confirmed, there was not ifs or buts mentioned, some social distancing measures put in place for drop offs, and not allowing half days etc.

Childcare is needed to keep the economy going, the government are highly unlikely to change their minds.

PotteringAlong Fri 22-May-20 16:40:41

Mine has confirmed today that they will reopen on June 8th

CurlyEndive Fri 22-May-20 16:42:34

There is a nursery setting attached to my DC's primary school. It's due to open on 2 June (I think 1 June is a day for staff to go in and prepare).

MarshaBradyo Fri 22-May-20 16:46:58

Ours has sent a very detailed approach to return on staggered dates and times from June 1. I don’t even know if it’s subject to schools opening too and government decision. I guess so?

Dd isn’t going back until Sept now as she hadn’t settled yet and nursery agreed it would be too hard doing a smooth drop off.

RainbowFlowers Fri 22-May-20 16:51:27

My sons nursery is, and I will be sending him in as the statistics for that age group don't alarm me.

CurlyEndive Fri 22-May-20 17:41:22

Sorry, I said upthread 2 June but I see it's actually 2 June for the older children (3-4) and 8 June for the little ones.

StrawberryPeach Fri 22-May-20 17:50:25

Ours aren’t opening on the 1st June and neither are the schools in my area, this has just been announced today

HoneyBee03 Fri 22-May-20 18:31:26

There aren't any childcare settings reopening around where I am, they're all staying shut.

sar302 Fri 22-May-20 18:44:11

Our nursery have said that they are reopening on the 1st June, but with the caveat that it is dependent on government advice. Ie if the government backtrack, they will too.

Oysterbabe Fri 22-May-20 18:46:52

Ours has emailed this afternoon to say they are hoping to open early July. I'm ashamed to say I shed a few tears. We're both WFH with a 2 and 4 year old. I can't do this for another 6 weeks.

AnotherEmma Fri 22-May-20 18:51:04

Has your child's nursery not confirmed either way? They should have done, given that it's 10 days away.

My son's nursery is reopening on 1st June, they emailed parents within a few days of the government announcement to ask everyone whether they would be sending their children, and then emailed again this week to confirm they are reopening. They have provided detailed information about the measures they are taking. I am very pleased with their sensible approach. Looking forward to sending DS back. 10 weeks of no nursery is more than enough for him (and us).

INeedNewShoes Fri 22-May-20 19:22:54

Has your child's nursery not confirmed either way? They should have done, given that it's 10 days away.

Yes they have confirmed and I have replied to let them know that DD will be attending and they have invoiced accordingly (which I will of course be paying) but I’m still finding that I’m reluctant to factor it into my plans for some reason and I think it’s because I’m not convinced that the government won’t change their mind between now and the 1st.

Thanks to everyone for your responses.

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AnotherEmma Fri 22-May-20 19:27:18

Ah I see. Yes I know what you mean, I have told colleagues that in theory I can work as normal from 1st June (been doing reduced hours while nursery's been closed) but I am slightly worried it won't happen after all! Hopefully it will though. I think it's unlikely the gvt will backtrack if figures continue to fall.

PirateWeasel Fri 22-May-20 19:31:18

We're the same oysterbabe. And they won't be open full time until the end of the summer so I'm going to have to take whatever hours they can offer me. WFH is going to be horrendous!

TheLette Fri 22-May-20 20:51:19

The government isn't confirming the 1 June opening until 28 May. Leaving 1 clear working day between then and 1 June. So it doesn't matter what your nursery currently says - it all hinges on that 28 May announcement.

Samcj02 Fri 22-May-20 20:57:45

Yes can confirm with @Thelette, the schools and nurseries will have contacted parents with “opening dates” and measurements they are putting in place, this isn’t set in stone the government will confirm if they’re allowed to open on 28th May, but the schools and nurseries will contact parents to see what the numbers etc will be if they do reopen on the 1st.

ChristmasTree999 Fri 22-May-20 21:00:33

Yes it’s what TheLette said above - we won’t know for sure until May 28th.

Bol87 Fri 22-May-20 22:32:06

I suspect the government may say it’s the choice of the school/nursery due regional differences. For example, where I live the case number & death toll is exceptionally low. It seems silly not to start to move forwards here.. perhaps in the NE, they may want to proceed more cautiously!

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