General Information

Contact Details

It is essential that we have two local CONTACT NUMBERS IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
We must be kept informed of any changes in these numbers, particularly mobile phones, as we are able to send important messages by text e.g. unexpected closure due to extreme weather. Please also keep us informed of any change to your address or home telephone number.

Holiday Lists

Please click on the links below to obtain our latest holiday lists:

Term Dates 2020 - 2021

School Security

The safety and security of your child is of utmost importance to us. Please support us with this by bringing your child into their room, settling them and passing on any important information you feel staff might need to know.

Make sure that we know who will be collecting your child and that we have met them beforehand. We can also set up a safe password system for you. Please remember we can only hand over your child to an adult (someone who we know is over 16 yrs old). If you have access through our main security door please ensure you do not let anyone through with you. They also to need to use the video intercom to gain access.

Always use the pedestrian gate. The car park is for staff and visitors who require an accessible parking space. Please do not use your mobile phone within the centre. If you need to make a call or text you must do this in the reception area only. Use of phone cameras or video is not permitted in the building. If you wish to take photographs of your child within the setting please discuss this with your child’s key person or the Headteacher.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

If a member of staff has a serious concern about a child, the centre is required to discuss this with the parent and/or report the concern to the relevant professionals. Please see our child protection policy for further information.
The Designated Senior Person for child protection is the Headteacher.

Equal Opportunities / (Single Equality Duty)

As an inclusive centre we ensure equality of opportunity for all children and their families. The centre values diversity and strives to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust amongst all children, parents and staff within our community. A copy of our Inclusion policy/Single Equalities Duty can be downloaded from our website or requested from the main office.


Parking is very difficult at times due to our location. Please do not park on the yellow lines outside the centre or in the staff/ visitor car park. Short term parking is available across the road at Homebase.

Unavoidable School Closure

The decision to close is never taken lightly. However, if we should have adverse weather conditions an announcement will be made from approximately 7.00 am from the following radio stations. Rock FM 97.4 and on their website www. and Radio Lancashire 103.9 fm and on their website www. hi/.
A text message will be sent to your mobile.

Data Protection

Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998 Ribblesdale Nursery School is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you, and may receive information about you from your previous school. We hold this personal data and use it to:
• support your child’s teaching and learning
• monitor and report on your child’s progress
• provide appropriate pastoral care
• assess how well we are doing as a school/centre

This information includes your contact details, EYFS assessment results, attendance information, characteristics such as ethnic group, special educational needs and any relevant medical information.

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules permit it. We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority (LA), and the
Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).