The Avenue Nursery - At Holmesdale Infant School 

Adverse weather conditions / Emergency closure / Evacuation

Please see below our procedure in the event of adverse weather conditions or emergency closure/evacuation.


  1. Nursery will endeavour to stay open – weather permitting.
  2. In the event of heavy snow or other conditions that threaten the safety of pupils and staff, we will use a direct message by WhatsApp or text. Please note: if you hear Holmesdale Infant School is closed, Nursery may be open as some staff live close enough to walk in. Please text me on 07836730444 for confirmation. If you have a child that attends Holmesdale Infant School, information will be put on the school's parent hub app and nursery will also be mentioned.
  3. In the event of the weather worsening during the day while the children are at nursery, please come and collect your child at any time, or whether there maybe risk when bringing them, please be sensible and stay at home.
  4. In such circumstances, school and nursery will close early, as soon as all the children have been collected.
  5. If you, too, are trapped in snow at work or on the road and cannot collect your child, please try and ring someone who can come and fetch your child – please remember to also inform us if somebody different is collecting, but as a last resort, staff will stay at nursery until the last child is safely collected no matter what the time. Please do not abuse this “ safety-net” as it relies absolutely on the goodwill of the staff who obviously will also want to get home safely.
  6. If we have to close then it is due to unforeseen circumstances and unfortunately refunds cannot be given as staffing and running costs still have to be paid.
  7. I will endeavour to keep you informed via the WhatsApp group or text, so please ensure your details are kept up-to-date and remember to check your phone on a regular basis to ensure information is not missed.
  8. In the event of emergency evacuation; the whole school site including nursery walk down to Stonelow Junior School. After the Headteacher assesses the situation, we will either ring you to collect your child from Stonelow Junior School or if it is safe to do so we will walk back to nursery and carry on with our day.


Please keep this information in a safe place so that you can refer to it when the need arises.


Yours Sincerely

Mrs Dawn Curry

Nursery Manager



Term dates for the Academic year 2023/24



Term Start Finish
1 Tuesday 5th September 2023 Friday 27th October 2023
2 Tuesday 6th November 2023 Thursday 21st December 2023
3 Monday 8th January 2024 Friday 16th February 2024
4 Monday 26th February 2024 Friday 28th March 2024
5 Monday 15th April 2024

Friday 24th May 2024

(Note May Day 6th May 2024)

6 Tuesday 4th June 2024 Friday 19th July 2024



 Inset days 

Monday 4th September 2023

Friday 22nd December 2023

Monday 3rd June 2024

Monday 22nd July 2024

Tuesday 23rd July 2024



Bank Holidays 

Christmas Day Bank Holiday - Monday 25th December 2023

Boxing Day Bank Holiday - Tuesday 26th December 2023

New Years Day Bank Holiday - Monday 1st January 2024

Good Friday - Friday 29th March 2024

Easter Monday - Monday 1st April 2024

May Day - Monday 6th May 2024

Spring Bank - Monday 27th May 2024

August Bank Holiday - Monday 26th August 2024



Please note: we would like to open during the school holidays, please book in when you receive the letter. School holidays are payable as the Local Authority only funds sessions for 38 weeks of the year, therefore this excludes inset days and school holidays. 



Thank you

Mrs Dawn Curry

Nursery Manager 






page last updated: 07/06/2024

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