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!




    • Your bubble time is important to reduce contact between children not in their bubbles and you as parents outside the gates, please try to keep to the times if possible
    • If you are going to be more than 5 minutes late after your bubble time to drop off, to reduce conflict with the next bubble, please drop off at 9am or 12:45pm
    • Please remember your change of clothes, wellies and outdoor coat every day (named please)
    • As it is supposed to be sunny this week, please put sun cream on your child before bringing them


    If you are worried that your child has any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please do follow the guidance below 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 bubble and staff - if your child or family have symptoms, follow the isolation and test guidance below and notify us - we do not want to have to send everyone home if someone comes in infectious.

    If we call you and send your child home because they have symptoms, we will provide you with some guidance, which you can also access here (in other languages too):


    If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

    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.

    What to do if you have symptoms

    If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

    1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
    2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

    Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result

    What is a support bubble?

    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.