Milton Keynes nursery says it's important for children to go to nursery and be socialised during Covid pandemic

An MK nursery says socialising young children is more important than ever during the Covid crisis.
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Nurseries and early years settings all over the city are staying open during lockdown, in accordance with government guidelines.

Today the Ashbourne Day Nurseries group spoke out about how important they think it is for children to be socialised and stimulated.

“Due to the pandemic this year, socialising is more important than ever for young children,” said Lisa Hack, Customer Relations Officer, who has 30 years of experience in childcare....Many young children haven’t met or interacted with as many people as they would have otherwise."

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Lisa added: “Socialising, meeting new people and learning through play is really important for a child’s development. Ideally, children will be confident in socialising with other children and adults before they reach school age so that they can confidently transition into school with the skills they need.

“We know parents may feel concerned with the lack of social activity options available during the pandemic. Enrolling your young child in a nursery can be a really effective way for them to play, learn and build positive relationships with other people."

We are delighted that we can continue to welcome your children into our nursery as usual and that the government has acknowledged the importance of keeping Early Years settings open throughout the new lockdown."

Ashbourne Day Nurseries has three sites in Milton Keynes: Fenny Stratford; Oxley Park and Milton Keynes Central. All are welcoming parents and children to its personal tours on an appointment only basis. .

“While we continue to provide childcare, we promise to do everything we can to offer a Covid-safe environment for our children," said marketing manager Leanne Davidson-Town.

She added: "We understand there will be ongoing concerns around the spread of coronavirus and have put key safety measures in place...We are continually evaluating our processes and reviewing these in line with government updates."

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