Rockwood Nursery School

we love to learn and learn to love

Security and Safety

Arriving and Leaving

  • Please CLOSE the entrance gate(s)/door(s), both to the site and the building, when you enter or leave.
  • Do NOT leave the gate open for another person: children can escape very quickly.
  • This is EVERYONE's responsibility.  Don't assume that someone else will close the gate/door for you.
  • Please hold your child's hand when approaching and leaving the nursery and be aware of cars and vans.
  • All gates/doors are locked when the children are in session.  Visitors are only admitted by prior appointment or by offering suitable identification.
  • The gate will be unlocked 5 minutes before and 20 minutes after each session.

Parent Consent Forms

  • Parents must sign the Parental Release Consent Form giving details of persons who may collect their child.

  • You must provide emergency contact details

  • We stongly advise, for their own safety, that children do not wear jewellery in Nursery

  • Children need to be able to use/be learning to use, the toilet by themselves and therefore must weare appropriate clothing.  Jog pants and leggings are ideal.

  • Children must also be able to go up and down the stairs safely - long dresses and skirts can be stepped on, so are not suitable.  Shoes should be suitable for running around outside in - so flipflops etc are not suitable.

  • The children should always be brought and collected by a responsible adult who is listed on the Parental Release Consent Form.  We will NOT let your child go with a person who has not been authorised.

  • Rockwood sessions finish at 11:30 am and 3:15 pm.  Please be on time - a child can become very upset if they think they have been left!




    If you are worried that your child has any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please do follow the guidance and if unsure, contact health services.

    We are not medically trained and all the school staff will advise is the same.

    Do protect your child's class and staff - if your child is unwell, as always, keep them off until they are well enough to return so they do not infect others, or are too unwell to enjoy being here!

    Main symptoms

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

    Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

    Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

    Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

    Babies and children

    Call 111 if you're worried about a baby or child under 5.

    If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.

    Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.

    Get more advice about coronavirus in children.