Nurture and Nature Montessori COVID-19 update

Dear Parents

 As we continue on with South Africa’s lockdown, we would like to send our love and best wishes to all of you over this time. We know that it is testing for everyone on many levels and we will do our best from our side to assist you and your children wherever possible.

 Thank you for your support thus far and for all the lovely, positive feedback we have received from so many of you. This is much appreciated and let’s continue to stay connected over this period. For those of you who are working in the essential services during this time, we would like to thank you for putting yourselves on the line and keeping us all safe.

 We are in agreement with the ISASA and SAMA recommendations that children need a holiday period and this time is necessary for them to have a sense of normality as well as giving them time to take a break from academics and just be children. Because we will be adjusting our term dates for the remainder of the year and other holidays will most likely be affected, the current holiday period is essential for all. Our teachers will begin communicating with your class groups this week in preparation for us to start with a work plan for Term 2. We will begin this on the 6th April which will have given us 3 weeks of holiday.

 As soon as we know more about when we will be opening again, we will communicate to you; and, until that time, we will be assisting you in working through each child’s curriculum at home. We encourage you to work through the program with your children and reach out to us for assistance where needed. Use the class groups to send through videos and photos of your children working so that the class can stay in touch with their friends. Our teachers and ourselves are here if you need us – please feel free to reach out if you’d like some guidance or even for a chat.

 We would like to emphasise how important it is that we continue to have your commitment and buy-in as we venture into this learning space. This is a new challenge for us as a school and we will do our best to make it as smooth a process as possible, but we will require your full support in order for us to succeed.

 Thank you for your endeavours thus far and we are thinking of you and sending love and strength in the weeks to come.

 Warmest Regards

The Nurture and Nature Family