On the day of the assessment
I'll open the front door and, after a brief conversation on the doorstep, let in the person who's being assessed though parents are welcome to pop in for a moment to see where the assessment is taking place. I'll keep internal doors open to help venilation.
I ask that, if a parent/carer, you stay in either your car or in my garden during the assessment. We have a garden nook with seating that's under cover if it's too wet to sit on the patio and an outdoor insulated cabin with a comfy sofa and heating. See photos below. Alternatively, you're welcome to drop off your child and come back 2 hours later. The assessment takes place in my dining room at the front of my house. Your child will be offered a break halfway through when they can join you if you're outside.