Policies and term dates

Preschool policies

Please find below a list of our policies, which help to ensure the smooth and safe running of preschool. Our policies are regularly reviewed. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact a member of staff who will be able to help. In order to be COVID-secure St Mary’s Preschool introduced a new operating policy in June 2020. This is under continual review to reflect the changing national guidelines. This policy supersedes some aspects of our other policies at the current time. 

Coronavirus Pandemic Policy (Updated 10th January 2021)

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults


Administering Medicines


Animals in Setting

British Values

Children’s Rights and Entitlements

Children’s Records

Committee Handover Policy

Confidentiality and Client Access to Records

Coronavirus Pandemic Policy


Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation

Food and Drink

Food Hygiene

Health and Safety General Standards

Information Sharing

IT Acceptable Use

Lockdown Procedure

Looked After Children

Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security

Making a Complaint

Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious or with Allergies

Missing Child

Nappy Changing

No Smoking

Online Safety

Parental Involvement

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Provider Records

Recording and Reporting of Accidents and Incidents


Risk Assessment

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Staff Safety including Home Visits

Student Placements

Sun Safe

Supervision of Children on Outings

Supporting Children with SEN

Transfer of Record to School

Uncollected Child

Valuing Diversity and Promoting Inclusion and Equality

Working in Partnership with Other Agencies

Term dates 2020/21

Thursday, 3rd September – Friday, 23th October 2020
Half term break
Monday, 2nd November – Friday, 18th December 2020

Monday, 4th January – Friday, 12th February 2021
Half term break
Monday, 22nd February – Thursday, 1st April 2021
Easter weekend is during the Easter Break:
Good Friday, 2nd April and Easter Monday, 5th April

Monday, 19th April – Friday, 28th May 2021
There will be a two week holiday at Whit in 2021
May Day Bank Holiday is Monday 3rd May

Monday, 14th June – Friday, 23rd July 2021