Parents

Term Dates

Birchwood Preschool is open in the school holidays and runs a holiday club for children 2 to 6 years. Autumn Term 2020 Spring Term 2021 Summer Term 2021

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Getting Involved

Parents are the most important people in their children’s lives and always will be, so we need your to ensure that your child progresses and achieves success in reaching their potential. When children come to Nursery, we build on the foundations that you have laid and work in partnership with you to continue and develop …

Home Learning

eSafety

As part of their learning and development, you child will have the opportunity to access a wide range of digital technology including, computers, iPads and cameras. At Birchwood we recognise the value of using this technology and also the potential risks involved. We therefore have rigorous online safety policies and procedures in place. Please see …

GDPR

On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in the UK. These are new data protection regulations build upon the Data Protection Act of 1998. The GDPR require public authorities and businesses to identify the lawful basis for storing personal data, audit information we already hold and take a …

Wraparound Care

Extended Care We can provide a breakfast session from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., a lunch time session from 12-1 p.m. and a tea time session from 4 – 5/ 6 p.m. This is available for children who attend Birchwood Nursery School who require additional child care above the free 3 hour sessions. This is available …

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Session Fees

All payment must be made in advance of childcare provided, an invoice will be issued and sent be email on the 3rd week of the month for the following month’s fees. Payment must be made in full by the 1st of the month. Fees are non- negotiable and there is no discount for siblings. Fees …

Online Payments

To register for a School Gateway account please go to www.schoolgateway.com. You will need to enter your email address and mobile number (you provided this when you registered your child at the Nursery). When you have entered your email address and mobile number, select the Send PIN button, a PIN number will be sent to …

Emergency Closures

Hertfordshire County Council has introduced a new notification system for the school and parents to use called the ‘Everbridge’ system. Parents will need to sign up using the following link: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489#/signup Should we make the decision to close the school, we will put a message on the home page of the website and we will text parents …