Health and Safety in the New Normal!

The health and hygiene of your little one is and has always been of utmost priority to us. Our protocols have become even more stringent in this new normal and are based on:

  • CDC Guidelines
  • International standards followed in preschools across the world
  • Recommendations from our parent community

We look at our safety guidelines in 3 dimensions

Hear from one of KLAY’s Centre Directors on how we are getting our centres ready to welcome back your child.

Centre and Staff Hygiene

Before Centre Opening

  • COVID Fumigation (Bayers Viroff 753) before centre opening
  • Temperature recording of staff and parent, a week prior to centre opening.
  • Deep cleaning and sanitization of all toys and equipment.

After Centre Opening

  • Daily cleaning, mopping and sanitization of frequently accessed areas
  • Frequent sanitization of toys
  • All staff to wear masks, gloves, caps and freshly washed aprons at all times
  • Teachers to wear masks and freshly washed waistcoats at all times
  • Employees and visitors to fill up the self-declaration form and comply with temperature checks, hand sanitization and the
    wearing of masks.
  • Arogya Setu ap to be used for tracking.

Child Health and Safety

  • Temperature checks and hand sanitization at arrival.
  • Frequent hand-wash breaks.
  • The child to wear a mask from the home to the centre pick up point.

Here’s what a day at KLAY in your child’s life will look like.

Physical Distancing

While a very diffcult task when it comes to children, the measures we have in place will ensure that your little ones maintain physical distancing to the best of their ability while they are with us.

  • A queue management system that allows for staggered pick up and drop offs
  • Demarcated classrooms to ensure ample distance is maintained between children
  • Staggered meal and activity times
  • Realignment of furniture to ensure physical distancing

Parent Protocols

We will need you to partner with us so that together, we can create a happy and safe place for our little ones.

  • Child’s temperature to be monitored 7 days before centre opening and then every day at 7:00pm on the KLAY Kommunity ap.
  • The child’s school bag, lunch and snack box and water bottle to be labelled.
  • The parent to send food and water from home for the child along with spoons

Our COVID Response Mechanisms are Comprehensive and Detailed

The health and hygiene of your little one is and has always been of utmost priority to us. Our protocols have become even more stringent in this new normal and are based on:

If a child/staff is showing COVID or Flu like symptoms while at the centre

Isolate the child/staff till the parent comes

Evaluate the case for 3 days

1 or more positive cases reported

Isolate the child/staff and request for immediate pick-up

Home isolation to be advised for those you came in direct contact

Centre to be closed for 3 – 21days depending on the cases reported

Centre disinfection by an external agency

Safety At Our Centres

Our centres have been designed to make your child always feel safe with us.

  • Access controlled doors
  • Transparent classroom walls
  • Outdoor play areas, with safe, high quality equipment
  • Soft padding, vinyl flooring and child friendly furniture.
  • CCTVs across all learning zones as well as voice reorders in the washrooms 
  • CCTV access given to all parents during operational hours.
  • Fire safety measures including extinguishers, smoke detectors and
  • sprinkler systems
  • Barton locks and finger guards on every door
  • First Aid kits for both adults and children.
  • No electrical points below 4ft
  • Detailed evacuation plans and emergency and fire exits

Emotional Safety

  • Every centre has its own Safety Offcer to make sure that all safety standards are adhered to.
  • Background verification as well as detailed psychometric analysis
  • Mandatory POCSO, Fire and First Aid Training for staff
  • Only female employees to handle children
  • Safety videos and safe circle exercises conducted regularly for children

Safety Training at KLAY

First Aid

Through the mandatory first aid sessions conducted at various branches of Manipal, Rainbow and Continental Hospitals, all our staff are able to learn how to respond to emergency situations, which will help them care for children and adults in crisis, as they wait for medical professionals to arrive.

These first aid sessions are designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, allowing the staff to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions without panicking. The program prepares our staff to deal with common injuries, such as cuts, burns, bites, stings and head injuries.

Fire Safety

We conduct regular mock fire drills and briefing sessions to create awareness about fire-fighting techniques and the ways to respond swiftly in times of such an emergency situation. These sessions have educated our staff on how to operate fire extinguishers safely in case of a fire
emergency.

An in-house ERT (Emergency response Team) with designated roles has also been
created to assist in an emergency.

POCSO

At KLAY, our endeavour is to become more effective participants in prevention and intervention of efforts designed to reduce child
abuse.

We have joined hands with Enfold to help us create awareness and also to train our teachers, caregivers, security guards, drivers, cooks and all the corporate staff on the sensitivity of child abuse. This comprehensive training includes, information on procedures of child friendly mechanisms for reporting an issue, recording of evidence, investigating and the speedy trial of offences through designated special courts.

 

Webinar Watch

After almost a year tucked away at home, we understand how diffcult and overwhelming it must be for parents to bring back normalcy in the lives for your little ones.

We are super excited to welcome our little ones back into our centres Here are some webinars that we have conducted through the year to ease all your fears and help your child smoothly transition from home to school.

News Update

We are super excited to welcome our little ones back into our centres

Get to know us better!

Panel Discussion: Together, Apart – Uniting Efforts for Children in the New World Order

With children out of school, physical distancing as the new norm, and children’s rights under threat, the new world order has “turned back the clock” on years of progress made on children’s well-being. However, it’s not all bad. As a human race, we’ve been built to adapt: we’ve seen a tipping point in technology-enabled education and the promise of a new education policy in our country.

What can we, as influencers of change in the education space, do to create a better tomorrow for children? Join us for a panel discussion where we can come together to unite our efforts to secure the future of the nex-gen and create a better tomorrow for children.

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