The Mairie of Monaco has announced that all early childhood centres will be open for business as of Wednesday.
Monaco nurseries managed by the Early Childhood and Family Services of the Monaco Town Hall will be reopened after a long health crisis-imposed break as of Wednesday, 2nd September.
Families of both new and continuing children were informed of the decision by post during the summer, no doubt eliciting sighs of relief all over the Principality.
Necessary health and safety protocols have already been put in place and include the wearing of masks for all parents dropping off and picking up children, as well as obligatory mask-wearing for childcare workers. Respect for social distancing rules will also apply and signage will be posted as a reminder of the rules.
Starting Wednesday, a new system will be in place regarding reception. It will now be done one family at a time with a team on site to ensure the smooth hand off of each child and in order to control the flow of people.
New registrants were invited to visit the revamped reception areas to better understand how the system is intended to work and so that there are no big surprises on the first day. The centre’s directors were on hand to answer questions and present the new protocol to parents.
This same attention will be offered to parents of formerly registered children on the first day of school.
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