Well, the doors are closed at our wonderful Nursery but only temporarily – we will fight and beat this virus together and be back before we know it!
The Team and I would like to say a massive and heartfelt thank you to you all. You were so understanding in our decision to close. This wasn’t easy and it wasn’t taken lightly but I know most of you agreed that it was the right thing to do, to try and fight the spread of this virus. You were thinking of not only your own children but also our health and our families.
We carried out a final shutdown on Tuesday and I read out all the well wishes I had received – there are still loads more to share with the girls – but the tears were well and truly flowing! I think at times we can take for granted how much we are actually appreciated.
For our part, we are sad at the uncertainty. How long will we be shut for? When will we see the children again? When can we get back to enjoying the ‘banter’ with our parents and carers? We love what we do – we wouldn’t be there if we didn’t. No two days are the same, but that is great for us. Now we are still wondering what each day will bring but in a very different way. Don’t get me wrong, we will be staying safe with our families and hugging our loved ones but will miss you guys so much as you are our extended family.
Please do not feel that, because we are closed, that is it and you don’t have to keep in touch. I am advising you to KEEP IN TOUCH. Follow us on twitter and check our website. A lot of you have our Nursery email and upload your photos to the Early Excellence app. While the girls can’t do any formal planning, we would love to see what you guys are up to during this time. Please continue to upload photos/videos/ comments and also reach out to us when the going gets tough.
Our care and commitment to you and your child doesn’t just apply when in Nursery, it also applies now. So, send those photos over – let the girls see how their key children are getting on – let me see the connection between parents and carers and staff. Together we can keep this Buttons Community going.
Via twitter and the website, we too will share any ideas/boredom busters or even share what we are doing at home – this can work both ways though, so please tweet us or send ideas via email.
As I said to the girls on Tuesday, this is not ‘Goodbye’, this is ‘Take Care For Now’.
I can’t wait for the day where I send the email and post the announcement to say we are opening again 😊.
Until then, stay safe, appreciate the family time (and don’t forget to keep in touch and post photos). If you do need a new code for your app, just drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Michelle and the Buttons Nursery Team xx