Sickness Policy  

  • Where children have been prescribed antibiotics, parents are asked to keep them at home for 48 hours before returning to Pre-School.

  • After the last bout of diarrhoea, parents are asked to keep children at home for a minimum of 48 hours.

  • Children must not come into pre-school if they have a temperature, sickness, diarrhoea or pains, particularly in the head or stomach.

  • We will not administer medicines unless the child has life-saving medication & invasive treatments which is already in situ, a full risk assessment has been completed, and training has been given to key members of staff


Parents' Folder 

The parents' folder is located on the shelf next to the internal noticeboard and has lots of useful information about pre-school including policies, invoicing, staff roles, Committee meeting minutes etc.


Snow and pre-school closure 

During snowy weather we normally follow Dr Radcliffe's Primary School's decision on whether to close. (In exceptional circumstance we may take the decision to close Pre-School independently, and will communicate this via e-mail). The information will be broadcast on Radio Oxford and Heart Oxfordshire, and will also be sent out via email from pre-school.

If the Pre-School is unexpectedly closed at any other time we will do our best to let parents know via email as quickly as possible.


Collecting Your Child 

If one of your authorised nominees are collecting your child from pre-school, please ensure that they know your password to ensure a secure handover at the door.

Naming belongings - Please make sure that all of your child’s items are clearly named, including lunch boxes, changing bags, coats, gloves, hats etc



We have a no nut policy at pre school and would like to remind everyone that lunch boxes and snacks must not contain any nuts or peanuts, products that are made from them e.g. peanut oil or nut oil, products that may contain nuts or even products that have been made in an environment where nuts are present.

We also request that you don’t bring popcorn to school.



For any child in nappies we must have a named bag with plenty of nappies, bags and wipes. Please check and re-stock the bags regularly as we don’t have a stock of spare nappies. Please don't supply pull-ups as they use up valuable play time due to having to remove all of the child’s clothing on the changing table. Please do not put Calpol or any other medicine in your nappy bag. Medicine is not permitted in Pre-School without prior arrangement.

Contact Details 

Please ensure we are advised of any changes to address and phone numbers so we can update your personal records accordingly.


Please post any written communication in the black post box situated on the noticeboard in the back room at Pre-School.


To help us keep our costs low, we are always grateful for donations of the following :

Tissues / Anti-bac liquid soap / cling film / foil / kitchen towels / A4 paper / biros / store cupboard snacks

If you have any unwanted items such as outdoor toys, bikes, scooters, helmets, dressing up clothes etc, we would be grateful for any donations.


Pre-School Bags 

We sell Pre-School hessian shopping bags at £3.50 each. If you would like to purchase one, please ask any member of staff.