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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Child protection and safeguarding of the children entrusted in our care is of the utmost importance to us as a setting – please refer to our safeguarding policy.
Illness/holiday – families are asked to notify us of any absence and the reason.   We have set exclusion times of 48 hours after bouts of sickness and/or diarrhoea to help to minimise the spread of infection There will also be exclusion times for other illnesses. We ask you to think carefully if a child is well enough to come to playschool no matter how much they want to come as 3 hours for a young child is a long time.  Any absences from playschool still need to be paid for.

Medication – we are able to administer certain medication to children upon written consent being received. You will need to refer to our medication policy.

Smoke free – we operate a smoke free zone from the time you enter the gates and ask everyone to uphold this – this also includes e-cigarettes.

Suncream – all children must come to playschool with suncream on after the Easter break (or before if the weather dictates). It should be applied at least half an hour before you go out into the sun. We will reapply suncream as necessary as the day goes on.

FOOD AND DRINK

Snacks we provide a range of fruit, salad and vegetables

Drinks we ask all children to come with a drinks bottle with either water or very dilute squash. We provide milk.

Lunchtime – We ask that the children bring a healthy packed lunch. We operate a no nut policy to safeguard children with allergies

CLOTHING AND POSSESSIONS

We suggest children come in clothes that are ready for play. We do sell uniform if you choose to buy it. Prices are;
T-shirts £4
Jumpers and cardigans £10
Fleeces £12
Waterproof coats £18
Sun hats £4
Your child will have a box to store any items they may want to bring in from home, we asked that they are named. We cannot take responsibility for those items getting lost, although we will do our very best to keep them safely in your child box.

SETTLING

All children are offered 3 hours settling sessions in the term before they start with us. All children are treated as individuals and settling may need to be adjusted for some.