We would like to give a warm welcome to new families joining Les Petites Etoiles and families intending to do so in the future.
This correspondence intends to answer your questions regarding the school’s measures in dealing with Covid-19.
We continue to carry out the necessary precautions in line with the government guidelines.
Frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices
Public Health England (PHE) is clear that if early years settings, and crucially if they are also applying regular hand cleaning, hygiene and cleaning measures and handling potential cases of the virus as per the advice, then the risk of transmission will be lowered.
As before, we will ensure regular hand washing. Children will wash their hands together on arrival and in between each transition.
We use visuals to remind children to be extra vigilant and thorough in their hygiene routine.
State of the art air filters
We have ordered Swiss-made state-of-the-art air filtration, made by IQAIR. Their HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to effectively filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. This is 100 times smaller than what is achieved with ordinary air filtration technology and 10 times smaller than a virus. We are providing one of these to each of our classrooms in time for the opening.
Regular cleaning of settings
Toys are cleaned regularly. We have a deep clean every single evening with professional cleaners, as well as regularly cleaning throughout the day.