All parents with children attending nursery will know that, in accordance with Scottish Government guidance on COVID, certain safeguards have been in place. The number of staff off work and children absent from nursery due to COVID has varied from nursery to nursery. In some instances the number of staff off work has meant that the staff: child ratios required cannot be met, meaning the nursery has to close. Closing the nursery is not something that we want to do and is always a last resort after everything else, including asking supply staff to cover, has been explored.
We would like to thank you for your understanding when these decisions have had to be taken. We continue to work within Early Learning and Childcare Scottish Government COVID guidance in all our settings.