Feeling Safe during Covid-19

The health and Safety of the children and staff is @artwithlittlepics priory. Promoting well-being and minimising risks at all time. Please read all information provided.

Government guidance and support during Lockdown 2020

@artwithlittlepics provides educational art classes and childcare, therefore is able to continue her classes for primary school children, sadly all toddler classes have been stopped until December.

@artwithlittlepics will follow and support all guidance from the Government.

the classroom

All workspaces will be cleaned and hygiene will be maintained during art class. After each Art class the tables, chairs and materials will all be wiped cleaned with a safe antibacterial product, using disposable cloths. The toilets will be cleaned after use. The windows and door will be open at all times, always safeguarding the children. Weather permitting outside art classes will be encouraged. The room will be set out and materials provided before class. The children will have their own allocated materials during each class, not sharing with other children. As children arrive they will have enough time to sit down at the furthest point.

Terms and conditions

What will @artwithlittlepics do to keep your children safe? All staff will have their temperature taken before class, giving enough notice to parents and carers if they are unable to work. All staff will wear a face mask or protection and wash their hand as often as possible or use sanitiser. The children will be expected to have their temperature taken with a non touch thermometer before each class. Hand sanitiser will be provided and children will be encouraged to keep their distance from each other. Children will be expected to come into and leave class one at a time. All classes will be small and the art activities will be controlled. The children will be expected to sit with space between.

What should parents do before class? Before class parents will provide their details, knowing that their details may be pasted on if covid-1 is reported or detected after attending class. If a child has symptoms of covid-19 or showing any signs of illness, including vomiting or diarrhoea they should not attend art class. Parents and carers will encourage their children to go to the toilet and wash their hands before art class. Children will not be permitted to bring any personal items to class apart from a named water bottle. It is the parent or carers responsibility if they want their child to wear any protective equipment, including a face mask, @artwithlittlepics will not provide any PPE for the children attending any class.

@artwithlittlepics will always encourage …‘Hands. Face. Space.’:

  • hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
  • face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

Thank you Celia, @artwithlittlepics art classes have given my children joy and well-being during lockdown.

Monika mother of Amelia and Eliza

Rene Magritte. Personal Vaues, Zoom Art class during Lockdown