Fairstead House


An independent day school and nursery for boys and girls
from three months to eleven years

Coronavirus Statement

We will be using this page to post our latest updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. You will also receive key updates via e-mail.  We do appreciate that this is a worrying and unsettling time for everyone so please do contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Current status – Fairstead House School & Nursery is closed

Following Government advice, we have closed both the Nursery and the School to everyone except the children of key workers. While we no longer will be in the same place physically, we remain a community and are working to uphold all that is important at Fairstead House during this enforced closure.

For vulnerable children and the children of key workers, School and Nursery will be open from 7.30am to 6.00pm. The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of Covid-19 is clear. If children can safely stay at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible and schools may remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. The fewer the children in Nursery and School, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

Many parents deemed as ‘Key Workers’ will have partners who are able to care for their children. This must happen. Every child who can safely be cared for at home, must be. Only if your work is critical to the Covid-19 response or you are one of the critical workers and you cannot keep your child safe at home or do not have a partner who can, there will be provision for supervision in Nursery and School.

All Coronavirus updates which have been sent to parents can be found below:

COVID-19 update to parents – 10.3.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 11.3.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 17.3.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 18.3.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 19.3.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 20.03.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 20.03.20 (2)

COVID-19 update to parents – 22.03.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 23.03.2020 (1)

Covid-19 fees update to parents 23.03.200001

COVID-19 update to parents – 24.03.20

COVID-19 update to parents – 25.03.2020

COVID-19 update to Nursery parents – 26.03.2020

COVID-19 update to parents – 26.03.2020

Safeguarding Policy Covid-19 Addendum

Fairstead Risk Assessment

Please continue to follow all Government advice – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance on keeping your family healthy.