Our School day
8.30am – 11.30am
11.30am – 12.30pm
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Term Time for 2020 / 2021
2020 / 2021
Autumn 1 - Wednesday 2nd September 2020 - Friday 23rd October 2020
Autumn 2 - Monday 2nd November 2020 - Friday 18th December 2020
Spring 1 - Monday 4th January 2021 - Friday 12th February 2021
Spring 2 - Monday 22nd February 2021 - Friday 26th March 2021
Summer 1 - Monday 12th April 2021 - Friday 28th May 2021
Summer 2 - Monday 7th June 2021 - Wednesday 21st July 2021
The dates above include the School’s INSET days.
The school’s INSET days for 2020/2021 can be found below:
Wednesday 2nd September 2020, Thursday 3rd September 2020, Friday 4th September 2020, Friday 18th June 2021 and Monday 21st June 2021.
As your child is under the age of 5 you are able to withdraw them from school without seeking school approval. This freedom allows parents to take family holidays/special days out during term times without being recorded as unauthorised absences. We would ask that children regularly attend their sessions, as much as possible, as this helps with their transition into formal education.
In the interest of pupil safety all absence is monitored on a daily basis. We request that parents telephone the school on the morning of the first day of a child’s absence. If we have not heard from you, a member of staff will telephone to ensure your child is safe.
If a child is absent from Nursery the parent/carer should follow the procedures set out below:
If your child is taken ill while at school, or seriously injured here, we will contact you as soon as possible. Two up-to-date contact numbers must be held by the school at all times. Arrangements are in place for the administration of prescribed and unprescribed medicine by the Office. If you wish for the school to administer any type of medicine, please speak to Mrs Reader in the main school office for further advice. Please inform your child's class teacher in advance, if your child has an appointment during school hours. Absences should be reported to the school by telephoning the Office on the first day of absence and leaving a message on the answer phone. If your child is sick and/or has diarrhoea, please keep him/her off school for at least 48 hours following cessation of the illness. Please notify Mrs Reader, if your child has head lice.
The school uses the guidelines set out in the ‘Self Care Information for Children’ booklet created by the NHS when setting our expectations for absences linked to childhood illnesses. An extract from this document can be found on the next page. If you would like to access the full document, this can be found on the school’s website.
Arriving at School
It is the responsibility of parents to make sure their child gets to and from school safely. An adult should always accompany young children to school. The Nursery door is opened at 8.30am and closes at 8.35am. Any child arriving late will need to report to the School Office. The first session will finish at 11:30am.
The second session of the day will begin at 12:30pm. The Nursery door will be closed at 12:35pm. If children arrive after this time, they will need to report to the School Office. The second session will finish at 3:30pm. It can be distressing for the children if no one is there to collect them. If you are unavoidably delayed, please phone the Office. It is very important that you let us know if anyone different is going to be picking up your child from school and this should be written on the board on the classroom door. No child is allowed to leave school without an adult.
The School is protected by a Security System. All visitors report to the main entrance and, once admitted, sign in and wear a badge. Gates across the entrance to the Nursery and Early Years Garden ensure children’s safety at all times. The Nursery and Foundation Stage playground are fully fenced. Dogs are not permitted onto the school site for health and safety reasons.
Coming to School
Parents are unable to park on the school grounds. Parking in Bilton Road is very limited. There is also some parking in Scrub Lane. Please be prepared to leave your car further away from the school for the safety of all concerned. If you have to drive, can you carefully consider where you park to ensure that emergency service vehicles can access the road with ease in case of an accident.
We ask parents to make every effort to send their child to school in the uniform listed below. The Nursery School colours are royal blue and light blue. Nursery children wear a pale blue polo shirt and a royal blue sweatshirt – both embroidered with the school logo. Non-embroidered tops - of the same colours set out above - can also be worn by the children. They can wear any trousers, or skirts, but jogging bottoms are very manageable for young children. It is important that all clothing including footwear is clearly marked with your child's name. Your child will also require a book bag. In Early Years (Reception and Nursery) your child should have a named pair of wellies.
Our school uniform can be purchased from Danielle’s either online or at their local shop located at Rayleigh Weir. You can also now purchase uniform from Danielle’s online shop - https://www.daniellesshop.co.uk/. You will be able to purchase all items in the table below at Danielle’s.
Girls and Boys
Short sleeve pale blue polo shirt with school logo*
Royal blue sweatshirt embroidered with school logo*
No jewellery is to be worn at school. Jewellery presents a health and safety risk, therefore we ask that earrings are removed for school. In order for your child to access the whole curriculum this is a requirement for all Essex schools. If you are planning to have your child’s ears pierced please ensure you do so by the end of July at the latest, allowing them to heal and then remove them in September. If your child is required to wear an item of jewellery for religious reasons, please inform the school office.
At Hadleigh Infants and Nursery School our Early Years provision starts when the children enter the Nursery. As soon as the children start in Nursery they join the school’s inner community. They join the rest of the children during key events such as special assemblies and special days such as Sports Day. Both the children in Reception and Nursery use the school’s facilities and key personnel. Both groups of children benefit from our specialist PE coaches to further support their physical development.
When the children first come to Hadleigh Infants and Nursery, we build on the skills that their parents have already taught them. We encourage children to learn through play with others and so develop vital social and communication skills. We aim to help each child to have a love of books and the confidence to begin to write. We develop their early numeracy skills and encourage them to have a fascination in the world around them. Our children are given daily opportunity to exercise and to enjoy a range of creative activities. Our Foundation Stage curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:
Through the activities, resources and interactions with their peers and adults children are encouraged to investigate, problem solve, ask questions and ponder in order to learn. We aim to have children who are inquisitive, independent, happy and enthusiastic. We hope that learners leave the Infants prepared with the skills they need to tackle the next phase of their education. Every child is an individual and they have a right to have the best possible education which meets their personal learning needs. We work hard to achieve this by being creative with the resources and the different areas within the school environment. In addition children are encouraged to think creatively in how they develop the use of resources and ideas in their independent learning through play. Activities are planned to meet the needs of all individuals so that they are able to fulfil their potential. Adults carefully question and pose ideas to support the children in both their planned and spontaneous activities so that they can move on in their learning and thinking.