Our Preschool

Additional information

Snack

At Great Holm Pre-school, we pride ourselves on the varied and much loved snack that is offered to your child during every session they attend, both mornings and afternoons.

However carefully we shop, good quality snacks come at a price. It is for this reason that we ask for a voluntary contribution towards the cost of snack, a form will be provided to you when you register

Each child has the opportunity to wash up their own cups and plates when finished. Fresh water and Milk is available throughout the day.

Lunch

Children who attend all day sessions are required to bring a packed lunch with them. We are unable to provide lunches, cook or re-heat food provided for your child's lunch.

Great Holm Pre-school are advocates of a healthy lunchbox. Please do not include sweets, fizzy drinks, chocolate or any other sweet items. No nuts or nut products should be brought into preschool due to allergies.

A drink of either water or milk will be offered during lunch.

Toilet training

We understand that not all children are toilet/potty trained before joining the setting, The staff have many years experience with this and will help and support you as parents as much as we can.

For children who are toilet/potty trained, we have notices in the toilet area reminding children to wash their hands afterwards and have a mobile hand washing station in the main room to assist younger children. Step stools are provided to assist with the use of toilets and sinks. All children are taught the importance of good hygiene practice.

Hygiene

We aim to make children, parents and staff aware of health and safety issues and to minimise the hazards and risks to enable the children to thrive in a healthy and safe environment.

Children are encouraged to wash their hands after using the toilet and to wash their hands before handling food. We use hand sanitiser in addition to hand washing before snack and lunch time.


Health and safety

On occasion it may be necessary for us to contact you by telephone to collect your child if they have taken ill or have been injured, please ensure that your emergency contact numbers up-to-date.

All of the Pre-school staff are trained in first aid and any accidents which occur will be dealt with quickly and efficiently. The incident will be recorded in our accident book which you will be asked to sign.

Fire drills

Fire drills are practiced on a regular basis in order that each child has the opportunity to learn what to do and where to go. Our assembly point is the FENCE LEFT OF SIDE DOORS NEXT TO THE PLAYGROUND or THE CAR PARK TO THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING. There are emergency procedures for evacuation of the premises and the staff have a designated role to follow and are reminded each day of this as part of our safety check.