All Hope Pre-school’s Policies and Procedures are up-dated regularly and are available to view upon request.

Hope Preschool Holidays from September 2020 to July 2021

Holiday                     Close after session on:              Preschool re-opens on:

Autumn                                                                     Wednesday 2nd Sept 2020

Mid term                 Thursday 22nd Oct                    Mon 2nd Nov

Christmas                 Friday 18th Dec                        Wed 6th Jan 2021

Mid term                  Fri 12th Feb                               Mon 22nd Feb

Easter                       Thurs 1st April                           Mon 19th April

May Day                   Fri 30th April                              Tues 4th May

Mid term                  Thurs 27th May                         Mon 7th June

Summer                   Wed 21st July

N.B. INSET days have been included.

(23.10.2020, 4.01.2021, 5.01.2021, 28.05.2021 and 22.07.2021)



The Five Golden Rules

Some parents have shown an interest in our Pre-School GOLDEN RULES.

The rules we follow at Pre-School are simple and easy for all the children to understand:-

1. Listening ears

2. Quiet voices

3. Kind hands

4. Walking feet

5. Caring and sharing

We talk about these rules at Pre-School in a positive way, saying what we would like the children to do, rather than what we don’t want them to do. For example:
“Use your walking feet”, rather than “don’t run”.
“We need to have quiet voices”, rather than “stop shouting”.
By putting an emphasis on positive behaviour, we have found that this is generally what the children seek to emulate.


Safeguarding Information

Info and links.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board


Please consult with the manager/deputy for our procedures regarding administering medicines.


Clothes and Uniform

Hope Preschool uniform is optional. Sweatshirts and polo shirts with the preschool logo can be bought from Preschool.

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  We aim to go outside every day, even when it is cold and rainy, so please ensure that they bring a warm, waterproof coat, hat and gloves in the less summery months.  During warmer weather please make sure your child comes to school with sunscreen applied and that they bring a sun hat.

If your child attends Forest Fun then please make sure they are wearing warm, waterproof clothes and suitable footwear (wellies or boots).

Please mark all your child’s clothing with their name!

Personal Care

We will change wet or soiled nappies for the younger children.  Please send them to school with at least one spare nappy.  If your child uses washable/reusable nappies then please also pack a nappy bag or empty plastic bag.

Drop Off and Pick Up

We open the doors at 9:15 am when you can drop your child off.  We cannot accept children before this time since we are busy setting up for the day and due to our insurance cover.

Pickup is at 12:15 pm, or 3.15 pm on full days.  Please ensure that you arrive promptly since we need to be clearing away to vacate the hall.  If you are unavoidably delayed then please phone us.

Children should be picked up by one of their parents/main carers or another nominated adult.  Please tell the staff on the day who will be collecting your child if it’s someone other than their parent/main carer.  We operate a “password” system for people other than the main carers to collect your child.

Please respect these simple rules as it enables us to keep all the children safe and secure.


Parking is limited at Loxley Hall.  Please park carefully and respectfully taking care of children and parents crossing the road.  Don’t double park, park in front of the gates or park in the disabled parking space (unless you are a “Blue Badge” holder).

On Fridays, please don’t park on the church car park as this is needed for people attending mobility

sessions at The Old School.