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Hindpool Nursery School

A community that loves to learn

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Hindpool Nursery School

A community that loves to learn


Nursery has been open throughout the pandemic and while we have had to restrict access during lockdowns we have been fully open to all children from 8th March 2021.


Staff and Governors have been working with the Local Authority and Public Health to ensure we have done everything we can to keep our whole school community as safe as possible.

This has included measures such as:

  • carrying out extensive and thorough risk assessments for all aspects of school life affected by COVID 19
  • staggered start and finish times to enable safe social distancing for families
  • establishing class bubbles to limit the amount of social contact and exposure for individuals
  • timetabling the use of the outdoor area so bubbles have their own space/time to play freely outside
  • putting in place an enhanced cleaning regime indoors and outside
  • training for staff in implementing the correct use of PPE when needed
  • twice weekly lateral flow testing for staff
  • putting in place procedures for suspected cases of COVID 19


As the pandemic has eased we have been able to operate more normally but may need to re-introduce measures should a futher outbreak occur. Below you can find links to letters, documents and guides that you may find useful for reference. 

Please be assured that we are following all relevant health and safety guidance to help prevent the spread of the virus. Please ensure we have your up-to-date contact details otherwise we cannot keep you informed.




February 2022 Message to Families

Although Government guidance has changed regarding Covid, the recommendation from Public Health remains the same. This is guidance we will be following as before:
Colin Cox, Cumbria's Director of Public Health:
"Although all legal restrictions to tackle COVID-19 have been removed, public health advice remains the same. 
“If you do test positive for COVID-19, it’s still advised that you stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least 5 days and then continue to do so until you receive 2 negative tests on consecutive days. 
“The most important thing now is to consider the people around us. Consider how others might feel or be affected by COVID-19 and respect their choices. 
“If somebody wants to wear a face mask in public spaces to protect themselves and others, everyone should respect that choice. If somebody wants to self-isolate to avoid spreading the virus to their colleagues or the people around them, they should be supported to do so whenever possible. 
“We’re moving into a new phase of the pandemic, this is true, but we all know what we need to do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – we’ve been doing it for two years now. So, let’s move into this next phase sensibly and respectfully and support each other to remain safe from COVID-19.”

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and keeping us informed when necessary. Please continue with this so that we can protect each other.