Running a Nursery During a Pandemic

It has now been a month since nurseries, schools and other educational settings were asked to close indefinitely to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Several nurseries in Clacton-On-Sea have closed their doors leaving only a quarter of providers open for children of key workers, including Willow Tree Nursery on Chingford Avenue. Here we share

An open letter to the Storal Learning team

Dear colleagues, Beneath the very visible impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on our daily lives, these past few weeks have also precipitated a period of deep soul-searching – for us as individuals, as a society, and as an organisation. Amidst the intense, real-time decision-making that we’ve tackled on a daily, and sometimes hourly

Community Spirit

Empty supermarket shelves, difficulty finding grocery delivery slots and unavailable chefs, have meant that nurseries who remained open for children of key workers, have had to improvise and turn to alternative suppliers to provide nutritious meals for the children. At Ickle Pickles Day Nursery, we were able to speak with one of our parents who