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

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 2019/20

Autumn Term 2019

Thursday 5th September 2019 – Friday 25th October 2019

Monday 4th November – Friday 20th December 2019

Spring Term 2020

Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 14th February 2020

Monday 24th February 2020 – Friday 3rd April 2020

Summer Term 2020

Monday 20th April 2020 – Friday 22nd May 2018

May Day Monday 4th May

Monday 8th June 2020 – Friday 23rd July 2020