Workshop Parent Zone
Our Parent Zone has been extensively updated in video of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Before coming along to workshop, please take time to read our COVID-19 Policy and COVID-19 Risk Assessment. They both contain very important information to ensure everyone's safety.
Children are not permitted to attend workshop if:
They, or a member of their family bubble, have experienced symptoms or if they know they have come in contact with someone with virus symptoms, within the previous 14 days, or if they have been advised to self isolate by the NHS Test and Trace.
They, or a member of their family bubble has returned from a country that is not one of the COVID-19 travel corridors, within the last 14 days.
It is is not mandatory for children aged over 11 to wear a face mask at workshop, as we are classed as an education setting. They should not be necessary as we will be encouraging social distancing at all times.
Children aged over 11 and attending our workshops at QE Park Centre on a Tuesday, are required to wear a mask unless the are in the main hall. This is a requirement of the centre, whilst they using shared public spaces (including the toilet).
Arrival and Departure
Drop off is up to 5 minutes before workshop is due to start. Please remain inside your car until this time. Children and parents must wait outside the building. A parent must accompany their child(ren).Please be aware of social distancing whilst waiting outside and ensure that you remain 2 meters away from other family groups. Ideally, only one parent should come to drop off/collect their child. We will meet you at the door.
Nobody may enter the building until advised to do so. Parents must not come into the building unless absolutely necessary - for example, in an emergency. Children will have their temperature taken before being allowed into the building. Parent's will be asked to confirm verbally that no member of their family bubble is displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 each week.
Pick up is immediately after the workshop finished. Please ensure that you arrive in time to collect your child promptly. If you are bringing children for the later workshop as well as picking up from the earlier one, the older children must wait with you in the car until their workshop is due to start.
On entry and exit to the building, all children must sanitise their hands.
If at all possible, please try not to bring additional siblings who are not coming to workshop, to drop off or pick up children. If this is not possible, please leave them in the car if practical.
You will have completed all the required paperwork online (including care information and permissions) when you initially signed up. Please make sure that you check this information online before the start of term.
Unless previously arranged with us, children are not allowed to leave with adults other than the parent who drops them off.
Drop off and collection will be outside (even if it's raining). Parents will not be permitted to enter the venue.
Children are not allowed to leave by themselves.
We will not allow any visits, unless in exception circumstances.
What to Bring
Children should only bring with them the essential items that they will need: water bottle, coat (if necessary). Mobile phones, toys, books etc. must be left at home. Sorry, there will be no show and tell.
We are currently unable to provide a snack or drink (including cups/bottles of water). Children should bring a named bottle of water. Please do not send snacks.
What to Wear
Children should wear their MIM hoodie and something comfortable (trousers or shorts are ideal). The room will be well ventilated, so please take this into account (an extra jumper may be needed). Due to the current situation, any lost property will be safely disposed of at the end of each workshop.
Tissues and their Disposal
Children should bring their own tissues. Children must dispose of all used tissues immediately in the bins provided.
Children will only be allowed to visit the toilet one at a time. They must wash their hands afterwards, before re-entering the workshop space.
Isolation For Any Child Displaying Possible Symptoms
If any child experiences symptoms of the virus (persistent cough and/or high temperature) they will be moved into the isolation room. We will contact parents to collect them immediately.
We will ensure all rooms used are subject to through cleaning before the beginning of each workshop, particularly surfaces, and prominent areas of communal contact (handles, light switches, chairs, doors, etc). High touch areas will be regularly sanitised throughout the workshop.
We do not encourage children to bring mobile phones. We do not accept any responsibility for them. If you need to contact your child or us, please use the numbers below.
We have at least one crew member who has been trained in first aid at workshop at all times. If your child has an accident, we will administer first aid as appropriate. You will be emailed an Accident Report and informed when you collect your child.
Crew members will wear a face mask and gloves (PPE) when giving first aid.
If you have any concerns regarding our accident/emergency procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us and will be happy to talk things through with you.
You will have had the opportunity to give permission when you booked originally, for your child to be included in photographs and recordings.
Compliments and Complaints
We love to know what you think. This way we can find out about things that we do well and the things we need to improve next time. If you have a problem, please speak with Paul in person. Alternatively, you are welcome to call him on 07825 167317
We will do everything that we can, to resolve the situation to your complete satisfaction, as quickly as possible.
We have a lovely group of friends and parents called MIM Family who organise lots of fun things to do and raise important funds. This helps us make sure that The Man In The Moon remains affordable and accessible to everyone. If you're interested in getting involved, please drop Sarah an email to find out more...