Emergency Weather/ Snow Closure Policy

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER/HEAVY SNOW


Our aim is to always keep the nursery school open. Unfortunately, an adverse weather forecast means we have to keep our plans under constant review.


We will only close the nursery school when:

 

  • It is deemed dangerous for children and staff to travel to the school
  • Access to the school is deemed dangerous
  • There is a risk of children and staff being stranded at the school

 


If possible, a risk assessment will be carried out. The final decision on whether to open or close the nursery will be taken by the manager.

Snow may limit access to the school but if the children and staff are able to get in then we will make every effort to stay open to receive them.

The condition of the roads and pavements outside the nursery school are not our responsibility but that of the Highways service.

 

  • We are permitted to clear the pathways directly outside the nursery building.
  • We recommend a staggered or delayed arrival and pick-up to aid safety.
  • Where possible parents/carers should (park and) walk.

 

In the event of heavy snowfall during the school day a decision will be taken by the manager whether the nursery should remain open, taking into account the safety of the children and staff.

The Beeches nursery sees snow as an opportunity for play and exploration. Please ensure that your child is suitably dressed for going outside during play time. We will only keep the children inside if conditions are unpleasant or unacceptably risky.


In the event of an extreme weather warning, we will advise and update parents/carers via email, the nursery website, a sign on the school door (if possible), a recorded message on the school answer phone (if possible).We are also looking at the possibility of information being relayed by a local radio station.

 

After School Provision

Monday to Thursday:

3 pm to 4 pm

Free Early Education and childcare for Two year olds (FEET)

FEET is the offer of 15 hours of free childcare a week. Find out if your 2 year old can get FEET by checking following the link below.  High quality childcare can help your 2-year-old get the best start in life, you will be amazed at how quickly they learn through play and these benefits will last them a lifetime. Please contact us for more information.

/www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/choosing-childcare-for-children-and-young-people/paying-for-childcare/free-early-education.

Beeches Ofted Report 2014

We are extremley pleased with the results of the report and wish to thank all our parents/carers, children and their family members who are involved with us for your continued support. We look forward to the continued success of the nursery as we strive for excellence.

Please click on the links below to access the full report.  Please click here for a summary of the Ofsted report, click here to download the full Ofsted report.

 

Change of Opening Times

We are pleased to announce that we are now open on a Monday afternoon. 

Our open hours are therefore:

Monday- Friday 9.00am-12.00pm
Monday- Thursday 12.00pm-3.00pm

Monday-Friday Full Day 
9.00am-3.00pm

We offer a combination of the above to suit individual needs. 
We also operate an 'Early Pick-Up' for parents who need to collect their children earlier.

Children are able to attend for as many sessions as is required and do full days i.e. 9.00am- 3.00pm
We also operate a Early Pick-Up system for those parents/carers who need to collect children from other schools. 

Please note that we invite children from the age of 2 years old. Children do not have to be potty trained. 

Out off hours contact

If need to contact nursery out of office hours please email (thebeechesnursery@gmail.com).

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If you would like to see our nursery school in action, contact us to arrange a visit: 

01737 359500

Monday: 9.30am
Tuesday: 9.30am and 1.30pm 
Wednesday: 9.30am and 1.30pn
Thursday: 9.30am and 1.30pm 
Friday: 9.30.am 

A visit lasts approximately 30 to 40 minutes. 
Of course if the above times are not suitable, please contact us to arrange a more convenient time.

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