INFO FOR PARENTS

We hope this page will answer many of your questions about starting pre-school, and you will also find links to download important documents.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD NEED TO BRING?

Please provide a change of clothes in a named bag, along with nappies and wipes if they are required. The children play outside all year round so need appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather – hot or cold! If your child is attending a morning session, don’t forget their lunchbox.

DO I NEED TO BUY UNIFORM?

Baildon Village Pre-School sells polo shirts and sweatshirts with embroidered logo. Uniform is recommended but not compulsory. Please put your child’s name in all clothes. No need to sew – marker pen on the label is fine!

WHAT TIME ARE THE SESSIONS?

See our Session times page for all the details.

WHAT DO WE DO AT THE START OF A SESSION?

  • Put their named bag in the treasure box
  • Hang up their coat
  • Put their name card in the post box
  • Help your child choose an activity
  • Leave when you feel they are settled

WHAT HAPPENS IN A SESSION?

At the start of the session the children play inside and have the opportunity to join in with special activities like baking and painting. Next, the children go to the outdoor play area and use bikes, balls, hoops etc. The children return inside for stories. At the end of the session the children have lunch (mornings only) and then singing time.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Baildon Village Pre-School is free for children aged 3 and over. Younger children from 2 upwards who meet certain criteria, or who have special needs, can also receive free childcare. If you have to pay, the costs are as follows:

  • 3 hour morning session £12
  • 2.5 hour afternoon session £9
  • 5.5 hour day £21

WHAT ABOUT PACKED LUNCHES?

Please provide your child with healthy packed lunch (no crisps, sweets or chocolate bars, no nuts) if they attend the morning session. All snacks provided by the pre-school are nutritious and avoid large quantities of fat, sugar, salt, additives, preservatives and colourings. We take care not to provide snacks containing nuts or nut products and are extra vigilant where a child has a nut allergy. Milk and water are provided at snack time. Please see our Food and drinks policy for more details.

WHAT ABOUT MY CHILD’S HEALTH?

All our team are qualified first-aiders. Please record your child’s medical needs on on the registration form to keep them safe and happy. If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff.

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS ILL?

If your child becomes ill during a session, we will contact you. If you child is prescribed antibiotics or has sickness or diarrhoea, we request that you keep them home for 48 hours. Please see our Managing children who are sick policy for more details.

HOW CAN I VIEW YOUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES?

All our policies and procedures are listed on the Policies & procedures page and can be downloaded. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please contact a member of the team.