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.

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?

After self registration, we begin our day with a story. After story it is free choice play, such as gluing, malleable activities, baking, construction, mark making, sand/water and role play. Next, the children go to the outdoor play area and use balls, hoops etc. We also visit the Community Gardens and walks around Baildon Village. The children return inside for large physical play, such as parachute, bikes, music and movement, balancing activities and many more.This then leads into lunchtime, then onto singing before the morning session finishes and the afternoon children arrive.

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, may also receive free childcare. If you have to pay, the costs are as follows:

  • 3 hour morning session £13.00
  • 2.5 hour afternoon session £10.50
  • 5.5 hour day £23.50

WHAT ABOUT PACKED LUNCHES?

Please provide your child with healthy packed lunch (no 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 your 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. If your child is absent, pre-school must be informed for safeguarding reasons.

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.