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What do I do if my child is ill?

Please ensure that you contact the Early Years  school office  before 9.15am on the first day of absence. The school will contact all parents before 9.30am if their child is not in school and their absence has not been notified. Please refer to the pdfinfection control chart if you are unsure about any illness and isolation periods.

How do I get in touch with the School Nurse for help and advice about my child?

If you have any concerns about your child's health then you can contact the Healthy Child Team who will be happy to help and support you.Please see the school medical policy for more information and advice.

HDFT Healthy Child Service can be contacted by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephoning 01423 557711.

 More infromation about the service can be found at  https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/

Puddles and Sunshine’s have their own special uniform which consists of a royal blue sweatshirt/cardigan, navy jogging bottoms or leggings and a white/pale blue/navy polo shirt.

The uniform is important to the children in the Foundation stage as we follow a very practical curriculum and it allows the children to play and learn without being restricted by unsuitable clothes and encourages them to become independent.

Uniform can be purchased through school via Parent Pay or through the Tesco website.

The curriculum in the Raindrops room will be play based therefore children need to be dressed appropriately to enable them to fully participate. We expect children to come to nursery dressed ready to play and learn. Children will be digging, painting, climbing getting very messy and having fun in our unit.

What do I need to do to become a school volunteer?

Athelstan school is very grateful of any help and support from parents and carers. In line with the schools safeguarding policy and procedures we ask that all volunteers complete an induction and are subject to the schools own risk assessment and volunteer code of conduct . Volunteers who are helping on a regular basis in school will also be asked to undergo an enhanced DBS Check and take part in a school safeguarding induction. Details of this can be obtained from the school office.