Injuries & Sickness
Our health and safety policy covers accidents, injuries and illness during playgroup sessions. A trained first aider is present at every session and will deal with any minor accidents (e.g. bumps and grazes).
In the event of a serious accident, emergency treatment will be sought (in accordance to the consent you have given) and staff will record the details of the accident for your information. Parents are requested to let staff know about any existing injuries a child may have when he or she is dropped off at playgroup.
At King William we are not able to care for sick children and we ask that parents do not bring their child if he/she is unwell. If your child becomes ill whilst at playgroup, you will be contacted as soon as possible and asked to collect him/her.
If your child contracts an infectious illness (e.g. chicken pox) please inform us.
We particularly ask that you keep your child away from playgroup if he/she has sickness and/or diarrhoea. You child can return to King William 48 hours after symptoms have cleared.
If your child has been prescribed antibiotics or a medicine he/she has not had before, please keep him/her at home for 48 hours to ensure there are no adverse effects and to give time for the medication to take effect. Thereafter, it is usually possible to stagger doses so that the child receives medicine before and after playgroup.
If, however it is absolutely necessary for a prescribed medicine to be given during sessions time (for example if a child needs an inhaler), our staff will administer it provided the necessary paperwork is in place. Please refer to our policies for more information.
Holidays and Calendar
If you decide to take your child out of playgroup on holiday please give us at least 2 weeks notice to enable us to give you a refund on your snack fees.
Contact Details – Please note if you change address, Phone number or email address, please can you inform us straight away in order for us to update our records.
Monday 2nd September 2019 – Wednesday 23rd October
Monday 4th November 2019 – Friday 20th December 2019
Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 14th February 2020
Monday 24th February 2020 – Friday 3rd April 2020
Monday 20th April 2020 – 22nd May 2020
Monday 1st June 2020 – Wednesday 22nd July 2020
The below dates have been booked for Teacher Training Days and Bank Holidays where the Playgroup will be closed.
Friday 8th May Bank Holiday
We have a CLOSED Facebook page for members only which is monitored by our Chair Person – please search King William Playgroup to join. Any information that is posted on our Facebook Page is also posted on our information boards and on the front window.
We send out a newsletter every term which provides information on our termly projects as well as news on events and important information for parents. Newsletters are put into children’s trays, if you do not receive one we keep copies in the Information Sharing Pouch just outside the office.