COVID – 19

Our Covid Secure Environment

At Cheeky Monkey’s Day Nursery, we adapt our practice to meet government guidance on Coronavirus for the Early Years Sector to maintain the safety of our staff and children.


Key Covid secure protocols:

  1. We have continued to do our daily deep cleaning procedure process throughout and at the end of each day.
  2. Any child, staff member, parent, or visitor will have their temperatures checked before they enter the building.
  3. All children, staff members, and visitors will be required to use the antibacterial hand sanitiser on entry into the nursery.
  4. All visitors entering the nursery must wear a face mask.
  5. Parents are not to enter the nursery space; the staff member will bring the child(ren) to the main entrance unless this is explicitly arranged by the Nursery Manager (e.g. in an event of a child being distressed, settling process, etc.).

Drop off and Collection of Children

Parents are asked to drop off and collect their children by the main entrance door and not to enter the nursery building. Whilst parents are waiting, it is important to maintain social distancing by keeping two meters apart. Parents are requested to wear masks and expect brief handovers at the point of the collection however, more detailed handover notes can be requested by contacting the nursery.

Settling in Sessions/transitions

Parents may enter the nursery for the purpose of settling-in sessions at the discretion of the Nursery Manager. All parents entering the nursery building will be required to have a face covering during the session and will need to provide proof of a negative covid-19 test on the day of the settle, parents unable to comply must notify the nursery prior to the day of the settle.

Health and Safety


The children will be supported in age-appropriate ways to understand the steps they can take to keep themselves and others safe and this includes sneezing into a tissue (or their arm if immediate) and then, to dispose of the tissue in the bin and wash their hands. The children will be taken to the toilets and supervised. Hand washing signs are displayed to show the children how to clean their hands thoroughly and the practitioners will talk to the children about why we are washing our hands.