General policies (currently under revision, full document available at pre-school)
If your child has been unwell during the night please do not send him/her to pre-school, as they will not enjoy it. With sickness or diarrhoea your child cannot attend the Pre-School until 48 hours has passed since the event. If they have an infectious disease such as chicken pox or rubella, you must inform us so that we can tell other parents, as live viruses can make some children very ill, and can have implications for expectant mothers. If your child is sick or has diarrhoea at pre-school we will contact you to request that you collect him or her as soon as possible.
If you are sending someone else to collect your child, you must complete the collector’s book to inform us, and the collector must sign the book when they collect your child. In an emergency situation, you must provide a description of the person collecting your child. If someone else will be collecting your children regularly, you may provide written consent (for example on your child’s admission form) then it will not be necessary to sign the book every time. We will not let any child leave the premises without an authorised adult.
Please do not bring your child into the building before the commencement of the session, as we are not insured for them until the session starts and the staff need to set up the day’s activities. We do realize that this is sometimes hard when it is raining, and we appreciate your understanding.
Please collect your child on time; children can become very distressed very quickly if their parent or carer is late. If you are unavoidably delayed please make every effort to let us know by ringing the pre-school mobile, so alternative arrangements can be made. Parents who collect their child more than 10 minutes late will be charged an additional £5 to cover the extra staff costs.
Parents are provided with a copy of all the Pre-School's policies when your child starts at the pre-school.
The pre-school's policies help us to make sure that the service provided by the pre-school is a high quality one and that being a member of the pre-school is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for each child and her/his parents.
The staff and parents of the pre-school work together to adopt the policies and they all have the opportunity to take part in the annual review of the policies. This review helps us to make sure that the policies are enabling the pre-school to provide a quality service for its members and the local community.