WE ARE OPEN
We are open for the whole week according to Bedford Borough and DfE guidance. Please be reassured children will be kept out of the sun and given plenty to drink throughout the day. We have air conditioning in the library and the hall and will be utilising this for all children. Thank you for your continued support.
The Department for Education has said:
"We are not advising early years and childcare settings to close. Individual setting leaders are responsible for managing their own local circumstances. They should refer the Emergency Planning Guidance and carry out risk assessments in line with government guidance on looking after children and young people, as well as those in early years settings during heatwaves. This includes the use of ventilation, closing rooms that are too hot, keeping children hydrated, avoiding vigorous physical activity, encouraging children to wear loose, light coloured clothing and sunhats with wide brims, to use sunscreen, and providing them with plenty of water.
Children under four-years-old and some children and adults with complex medical needs and chronic conditions are potentially at a higher risk during periods of extreme heat. Settings are advised to consider actions recommended in Chapter 3 of the Heatwave Plan For England which are based on the best evidence and practice available currently and are not intended to be prescriptive. Settings should carry out risk assessments and amend and adapt procedures in a way which is appropriate for the individual medical needs of the children and adults in their setting.
Visit our Education Hub to find further information on how to stay safe during the heatwave."