Behaviour Management Guidelines

Adults should at all times present themselves as good role models to the children.

There should be no need to shout or raise your voice, except to alert a child to potential danger from a distance.

Physical restraint should not be used, except to prevent injury or danger, and only until the immediate danger has passed.

Physical punishment should not be used.

Always speak positively to everyone in the pre-school and encourage children to do likewise, encourage the use of good manners and develop an awareness of how and why we are polite to each other.

Children should never be sat alone, away from the group as a sanction, if it is not possible for children to take part in the activity they should be engaged in an alternative activity with a member of staff.

If children are displaying negative behaviour as a means of attention seeking we need to respond to the need for attention and help the child to express their needs and feelings in a positive manner.

Praise for positive behaviour and outcomes should be used frequently for all children.

Specific behaviour management issues should be brought to the Manager’s attention, discussion at a staff meeting will be used to formulate a whole team approach, usually using observations to try to establish causes and triggers.

If staff feel that negative behaviour needs to be shared with parents they should discuss this with the Manager, who will be responsible for sharing the information and, if necessary, forming a behaviour management plan with parents.

Updated January 2017

Dawn Higgs

2020 Christmas Quiz

We're hosting an online pub quiz, Friday the 11th December at 8pm.


2020 Elf Hunt

Garden fundraising

Revised start dates


Changes to school site access and drop-off/collection times have required us to modify start and finish times:


Mon - Fri from 9:30 to 14:45
Morning Sessions from 9:30 to 11:50
Afternoon Sessions from 11:50 to 14:45

For those with older siblings attending St Helen’s School, start/end times can match the school

We appreciate your understanding in this matter.


Term Dates 2020 - 2021

Term 1 - Thursday 3rd September - Friday 23rd October

Term 2 - Monday 2nd November- Friday 18th December

                Inset day, Fri 4th December

Term 3 - Monday 4th January - Friday 12th February

Term 4 - Monday 22nd February - Thursday 1st April

                Inset Day, Mon 15th March

Term 5 - Monday 19th April - Friday 28th May

Term 6 - Monday 7thth June - Friday 21st July

                Inset day Fri 2nd July


As a charity, fundraising is a very important part of the preschool's income and we try to arrange a variety of events throughout the year. Forthcoming events will be listed here or on our Facebook page . If you have any fundraising suggestions, please contact us