19th March 2020

  Dear Parents, please read PDF letter from

  Croydon council.



Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.

  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.

  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

  4. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

  5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible. KEY WORKER LIST - Health and social care - Education and childcare - Key public service- Local and national government - Food and other necessary goods - Public safety and national secretary- Transport - Utilities, communication and financial services



Thursday 19th March 2020


Dear Parents & Carers

As you are aware, yesterday the government decided to close all nurseries and schools in England, unless Children are classed as vulnerable or Children of ‘Key workers’ (we are yet to receive a final list of these).

With deep regret Magdalene Preschool will close on Friday 20th March until further notice. We will however be in touch via text and e-mail in this period of closure. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need to during this time. We will also be emailing fun activities out for you to do with your child while they are off. Please let us know your e-mail address so we can mail these out to you and ‘friend’ us on Facebook. We will contact you as soon as we find out when we can re-open. Thanks to everyone for their support at this hard and uncertain time. Take care. Sarah, Asia, Lorraine, Claudine and Alicia x


Please contact us by Friday 20th March if you believe you may be a ‘key worker’ so we can pass your details onto the local authority





Important Information –   Corona virus                                 16th March 2020




Dear Parents/Carers


Please note new advice from the government is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • A high temperature

  • A new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP, surgery, pharmacy or hospital


More information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


We need to be clear that self-isolating is a precautionary measure designed to delay the spread of the coronavirus. Self-isolation must not be confused with having the virus.


Do not bring your child to preschool if they are unwell, we will send them home.


Please text or phone to let us know if your child displays any of these symptoms. It is at the pre-school’s discretion if a child attends or not at this period. This is to protect all our families and to ensure the smooth running of pre-school.


We will endeavour to stay open for our families unless we are instructed to close by the Department of Education or must close due to staff illness. We will inform you when we are updated by the Department of Education.


Many Thanks


Sarah, Asia, Lorraine, Claudine and Alicia

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