General Information

Here you can find out about how we run things at Paddocks Pre-school. 


If you would like a place for your child at our preschool or to have a show round, please make an appointment and we'll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or email. We look forward to meeting you!


Phone us on 01491 825333 or email 

What happens if my child is ill?

Please do let us know if your child is unable to attend their scheduled sessions.


It's unavoidable that children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must please stay at home.


In normal circumstances, only when a fever has subsided for a whole day should you return your child to the preschool.


Where children have been prescribed antibiotics for an infectious illness or complaint, we ask parents to keep them at home for 48 hours before returning to the setting.


After sickness or diarrhoea, we ask parents keep children home for 48 hours following the last episode.


Please adhere to the following Covid-19 procedures:

  • Parent/Carer to notify the office immediately if their child is displaying any possible symptoms of COVID-19. Do not come to Paddocks. They must request a test and isolate at home for 10 days from when the symptoms started. 
  • If a test result is negative and providing the child is feeling well enough and has not had a fever for 48 hours, they can return to Paddocks.
  • If your child has tested positive for COVID, they should self-isolate as advised by the NHS. They can return after 10 days.

COVID-19 CONTRol measures for arrival & departure

  • Staff and parents to engage with the NHS Track and Trace process if required. A QR code is displayed at the entrance.
  • Social distancing promoted.
  • No parents/ carers or siblings are permitted to enter the building. We ask that parents drop off at the main door.
  • Where possible, only one adult to drop off/ collect.
  • Limited face-to-face events or meetings will be organised by Paddocks that encourage large gatherings of people. Virtual meetings and creative ways of fundraising will take their place.
  • Essential visitors (e.g, professionals) to the pre-school will be limited. They are required to wear a face covering, sanitise their hands and maintain social distancing.
  • Children will be asked to wash their hands thoroughly on arrival.
  • Each child to leave one bag of spare clothes on their peg all week.
  • Children are not allowed to bring in toys or any other items from home.
  • At the end of a session, parents/ carers are expected to socially distance at the main door where children are handed over to the parents one at a time. 

COVID-19 CONTRol measures During sessions

  • Regular handwashing breaks throughout the session.
  • Enhanced cleaning of the setting including a deep clean at the end of the day.
  • Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • Books returned in book bags are being quarantined before being circulated again.
  • Windows open at all times to provide adequate ventilation. Parents to provide extra warm clothing during cold weather.
  • Due to some outside agencies limiting face-to-face training during this period, staff have undertaken several online training courses to remain fully updated and qualified.
Print Print | Sitemap

Paddocks Pre School, Paddock Road, Wallingford, Oxon. OX10 9LT