Support and Policies

This page updates parents on the Coronavirus situation relating to the Cottam Nursery during the pandemic.

Parents should contact the nursery directly if they are unclear over any information published in this website.

We’ve remained open

Cottam Nursery School rigidly abides to Government guidelines throughout the current Pandemic.  We have stayed open throughout much of the Corona Virus Pandemic for key worker children by following our rigorous procedures!

Our fabulous Manager and Team have continued to provide excellent care for our children and families despite the risk to themselves.

We are extremely proud of them!


Policies, Children with Symptoms, Controls & Management

FREE printable book

Explain Coronavirus to your child

This is a link to a FREE printable book, released on 7th April, explaining coronavirus to children.

It has been illustrated by Axel Scheffler who also illustrated The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Squash and a Squeeze and other fantastic books.

Click the Nosy Crow link below to get more information.

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus

A publication by the Children’s Commissioner

The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

BBC Bitesize

Starting Primary School?

To help answer some of these questions the BBC Bitesize ‘Starting Primary School’ campaign offers a toolkit of practical advice, support and resources for parents, guardians and children across a wide range of areas.

Please note that you may need to register a login to access all the free resources from BBC Bitesize.

Early Years Alliance

Free printable resources

You may also be very interested in this website – the Early Years Alliance, a national body.  Cottam Nursery School have been members of this great organisation for over thirty years.

The website offers ideas to continue to support our children in ‘Celebrating Childhood’ which is our fundamental philosophy.

Hungry Little Minds

Ideas and activities

Hungry Little Minds is a website recommended by the Early Years Alliance.

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five.

The website offers some age-appropriate ideas, and links to other sites, to continue to support our children in ‘Celebrating Childhood’ which is Cottam Nursery’s fundamental philosophy.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need

We list here UK Government information links that you might find helpful.

The UK Government has a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education:

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)