Parents’ Information

We aim to work in partnership with you and welcome opportunities to meet with you to answer any questions you may have.

Emergency Closures

Emergency Closures will be notified by text/email and displayed on the Hertfordshire Emergency School Closures website – look on the home page of our website to follow the link.

PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT MOBILE NUMBER.

Our place for emergency evacuations is Kingsway Junior School in Briar Road.

 

Parental Partnerships

At Kingswood we know that you, as parents, are your child’s first and most important educator. All children need to be guided by their parents and we therefore aim to work in partnership with you to ensure each child is supported and helped towards becoming active learners.   We aim to ensure that all our …

Tapestry Online Journals

This document is a guide explaining how to use Tapestry, the online journal used here at Kingswood. Staff are always here to help, so please ask if you need any further support.

eSafety

Even our youngest children are accessing the internet and therefore all parents and carers need to find ways to keep their child safe online. Make sure parental controls are set on your home broadband Make sure you know what sites they are visiting and have passwords Help your child learn through appropriate games Have your …

Online Payments

The school actively encourages parents to use its online banking system called “Wisepay” Each parent is given a unique user id and password to access the system for all payments. Payments are accepted for Pre-School fees, additional sessions such as Lunch club or Wraparound care as well as voluntary contributions and uniform payments.  The school …

Extended Hours

Lunchclub Kingswood offer a lunch club for both Pre-School and Nursery children. Lunch club is dependent upon availability and needs to be booked in advance as a regular session so we can ensure we have sufficient staff. Lunch club is open from 11.30am – 12.30pm and children bring a packed lunch from home. Please use …

Forms/Guidance

Workshops/Courses

The document linked below contains the dates for all the open sessions, parent workshops, and other events that will be happening at  Kingswood Nursery School for our families this year. There may be more events organised but these are the ones booked so far. Letters regarding individual events will be sent out closer to the …

New to English

Guidance for parents of students who use English as an Additional Language The Bell Foundation has created a short, easy to understand guide for parents of students who use English as an Additional Language. The leaflet is available in the 17 most commonly used first languages in UK schools and is designed to help parents …

Transition

At Kingswood we believe that effective transition is vitally important for each child’s well-being and to ensure that they have supportive experiences when joining and leaving Kingswood. New  children and carers are offered settling sessions, where they can come for stay and play sessions.  This enables them to familiarise themselves with the setting and staff. …

Health

Policies

Uniform

Uniform is optional for children, though we know many parents like to put their child in a uniform as part of the routine for getting ready for school. Kingswood offer a green sweatshirt and white or green polo shirts. These can be ordered online through Gooddies. School book bags can be purchased from the office …

Parents’ Feedback

Emergency Closures

Emergency Closures will be notified by text/email and displayed on the Hertfordshire Emergency School Closures website (known as Everbridge.co.uk). Details can be found on the letter below: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489 PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT MOBILE NUMBER. Our place for emergency evacuations is Kingsway Junior School in Briar Road.

Useful Helplines

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 (24 hrs) National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (24 hrs free) Mind – 0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri 9 – 6) Victim Support – 0808 168 9111 (24 hrs) Cruse Bereavement – 0800 808 1677 (Mon – Fri – 9 – 5) Childline – 0800 1111 (24 …