Parents’ information

Settling-In Procedures

We want children to feel safe and happy in the absence of their parents. We aim to create a partnership with parents and want them to feel welcome and involved from the outset. In order to achieve this the staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child settle into the pre-school. You will be given a copy of the pre-school’s settling-in policy before your child’s start date, but please feel free to ask for a copy at any time.

Pre-School Policies

Copies of the pre-school’s policies are available to see at the pre-school at any time.

The pre-school’s policies help us ensure that our pre-school provides a high quality service and that being a memberĀ of the pre-school is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for each child and her/his parents.

The staff and parentsĀ of the pre-school work together to adopt the policies and all have the opportunity to take part in the annual review of policies. This review helps us to ensure that the policies are enabling the pre-school to maintain a quality service for its members and the local community.

Special Needs

As part of the pre-school policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take into account any special needs a child may have.

The pre-school works to the requirements of the 1993 Education Act and The Special Education Needs Code of Practice (2000). The pre-school Special Needs Co-ordinator is Nirmala Versani.


Children having antibiotics should not attend the pre-school for the first 48 hours of the course. It is advisable that your child does not attend pre-school if they have had sickness of diarrhea in the past 48 hours. Children with contagious illnesses (ie Chicken Pox etc.) must not attend pre-school until your doctor has confirmed it is OK to do so. Please notify the pre-school in any event.


The pre-school provides protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities. Please make sure your child is suitably dressed, clothes that are easy to remove for toileting purposes are preferable. Play clothes and sensible shoes that enable running and climbing are a must. Parents should bring a change of clothes for their child in named bag which must be taken home every day because we share the hall facilities.

Winter – Wellies, extra Cardie or jumper, warm coat, hat and gloves.

Summer – Sun hat, Sun cream.


Lost of children together usually equal lots of runny noses! We therefore ask if you could contribute one box of tissues every term.

Personal Property

Please do not allow your child to bring in sweets, toys, money etc. from home as this causes distress to all the children. Exceptional circumstances can be arranged at the staff’s discretion.