September 2021 Procedures and Practices

 Entering and Leaving Squirrels
The children should enter school through the main office entrance in the mornings from 7:45am.
The door bell should be rung on an evening when you come to collect your children. If no one comes to the door it is likely the children are all playing outside so please head up to the playground to collect your children.
As parents and carers are not coming into the school at this time, Catherine or Miss Dobson will sign the children out and the time will be recorded by the staff. 
Food at Squirrels
The children will be offered toast with butter or jam or given a choice of some fruit when they arrive in the morning.
After school the children are generally offered a yogurt and a piece of fruit for snack time. Rice cakes crackers and cheese, bread sticks are some other variations occasionally are on offer. 
If parents wish to send a healthy snack for their child, this can be discussed with the staff team. We are a nut free school.
If your child has any allergies or dietary needs these should already be shared through school procedures but please ensure any new information is always shared.
Cancellation Policy and Late Collection
Sessions will not be charged if the school is notified via email or telephone call 24 hours before the session begins that the place is not needed.
The final collection time from squirrels is 5:45pm. Staff will always keep children safe if parents do not arrive on time and the school answering machine will be checked to see if a message has been left. A late collection fee will be charged at £5.00 for the first 15 minutes. If collection is after 6pm a further £5 for every 15 minutes will be billed.