Our Nursery School and Children’s Centre supports the whole community
What time should we arrive?
Please don’t arrive more than 5 minutes before the session starts. Staff will be busy setting up for the day. You can use either the Mathews Avenue or the Edwin Avenue gate. For the safety of the children, the Edwin Avenue gate will be locked at 9.00am and 1.00pm, after which time you must come to the front entrance in Mathews Avenue.
Must we arrive on time and come every day?
Because many parents have to take older siblings to primary school, we operate a flexible opening time. We hope that most children can get to nursery within the first 15 minutes of the session, as it is important to get into the habit of being punctual and regular school attendees. However, if this is proving difficult for you, please speak to your child’s key person. If you arrive after 9.00am/1.00pm you will have to enter via Mathews Avenue, as the back gate will be locked because children will be playing in the garden.
Please ensure your child makes the very best use of their nursery place and please phone us to let us know if your child is unwell. Research shows that good attendance and punctuality impacts on children’s learning and progress.
Please do not keep your child off because of bad weather or to go shopping. If your child is ill they should be kept at home but most children can cope with attending if they have a minor cough or cold. As a parent you will know if they are really ill.
Please do not bring your child in if they have sickness or diarrhoea (they must remain at home for 48 hours after the last symptoms have passed).