SCHOOL GATE & PRE-SCHOOL OPENING TIME:
The school gates will be open at 8.45am and
the pre-school cloakroom door will also open at 8.45am to enable your child to
change their shoes ready for the start of the day. The main door to pre-school
will open at 8.50am at the start of the morning session. The school gates will
be closed and locked at 9.00am and if you are later than this access to the
pre-school will be through the main entrance.
Access to pre-school for afternoon sessions
(12.20pm start) is via the school door (via the pre-school buzzer on the
intercom - you will be asked to identify yourself)
to bringing in Home-made food
It is now a
requirement under Health and Safety that we join the Food Standards Agency.
Sadly this means that we are no longer able to accept any home-made cakes,
biscuits or any other food for the children's snack time or parties.
However, you may bring in unopened shop bought food for your child to share with
their friends eg. crackers, breads, fruit and vegetables. We will also
continue to accept shop bought birthday cakes for your child.
If you have any
comments, please speak to Margaret Riggs, our designated person for Health and
BLUE CLOAKROOM BAGS:
that your child has a complete change of clothes, including underwear, in their
blue bag, in case of 'accidents' (we would also change your childs clothes if
they got wet during water play), and at the end of the day indoor shoes are
placed in the blue bag to keep the floor clear for cleaning.
Please make sure all items of clothing/spare clothing, shoes and coats are named
so we have no confusions.
In our pre-school
we want staff and children to enjoy the sun safely. We are currently
putting together a sun protection policy. This is based on Cancer Research
UK's Sunsmart Guidelines for Nurseries and Pre-schools. (Please look at
www.sunsmart.org.uk for more details)
On the coming
weeks, we will talk to the children about looking after ourselves in the
sunshine. We will talk about why it is important to wear hats and use
sunscreen. We also have a stock of sun-hats for those that forget to bring
We also consider
sun protection when planning outdoor activities and we will not go out if it is
too hot or if there is insufficient shade. However, we use parasols and
the awning to provide us with shade, we also make use of the large tree in the
playground and the shaded outside classroom. We enjoy sitting there for snack
time or story.
you do to help?
child with a wide-brimmed (or legionnaire style) hat
child to wear tops that cover their shoulders (vests and strappy tops are
discouraged) or ensure that they have access to one in their bag for use
during outside play
Your child may
wear their sunglasses to and from pre-school but we would discourage
sunglasses during outside play
that is factor 15+ or higher
It is your
responsibility to apply sunscreen on your child before they attend a
session. If your child attends pre-school for the entire day we ask
that you complete a consent form allowing staff to reapply sunscreen before
the start of the afternoon session and supply us with your child's
sunscreen, this must be clearly named. All sunscreen will be kept in
our medical cupboard. If your child has a medical condition where it
is necessary for sunscreen to be re-applied then we will be happy to help,
please talk to a member of staff who will supply you with the relevant
Thank you for your
co-operation and now we can all enjoy lots of lovely sunshine safely.