Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School


Parent Partnerships:


Our strong relationships with parents supports the children to achieve and make the best progress they can.

Teachers are always willing to discuss ways to improve your child's progress and emotional well being. 
Children have work they can do with parents at home. Staff are always happy to suggest other ideas.

Homework is carefully differentiated according to children's needs and reflects what is taught that week or is linked to the learning

Parent Useful Information:-


Parent Forum:

A parent from every class volunteers to become the class representative for the year.  These volunteers act as the 'voice' of the class parents at termly meetings with Mrs O'Connell (Headteacher), bringing parent's suggestions and questions to us and feeding back information. 

Representatives for 2022-23 are:


Willow Class - 
Chestnut Class - 

Maple Class - 

Hazel class - 

Oak Class -  

Beech Class - 

Pine Class - 


Parent and Children's Wellbeing:

Supporting your child’s health and wellbeing

If your child:

Has difficulty coming into school

You are worried about their health, behaviour, progress

They have friendship issues

Your child is a young carer

There are difficulties at home which may be having an impact on your child’s wellbeing

Then your child’s class teacher is the best person to speak to and if they are unable to help they will be able to sign post you to people in school or external agencies who can.

Our SENDCos, Mrs Irene Field and Mrs Kathryn Lloyd may be able to refer your child to the following agencies:

  • Speech and Language Team
  • Health visitors
  • Young carers
  • Living Stable lives
  • Links Family Services


If you have spoken to your child’s teacher and you feel that the matter has not been dealt with appropriately then you can speak with Mrs O’Connell our Headteacher who is on the playground each morning or who can be contacted via the school office on 01442 211963 or via email head@holtsmereinfants.herts.sch.uk


Wellbeing Quality Mark Report 2019 

Wellbeing Quality Mark Certificate 2019

Wellbeing Support For Parents (310kb pdf)
Signposting Guide Colour (1,513kb pdf)
Parent Tip No 1 - Five Ways to Wellbeing (164kb pdf)
Five Ways to Wellbeing Poster (255kb)
Mindfulness Powerpoint
(694kb pdf)
Calm Down Kit (274kb pdf)
Mindfulness Session Feedback (284kb pdf)


Sickness and Diarrhoea '48 Hour Rule'

From time to time children are sick (vomit) either at home or at school. Unfortunately it is not possible to distinguish between the causes, and therefore it is essential that the same rule of exclusion applies in all cases of vomiting or diarrhoea.

In the Health Protection Agency document, “Guidelines for the Control of Infection and Communicable Disease in School and Early Years Settings”,  the guidance states:

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting commonly affects children and staff and can be caused by a number of different germs, including viruses, parasites and bacteria. Infections can be easily spread from person to person (by unwashed hands), especially in children. In general, it is recommended that any staff member or child with diarrhoea and/or vomiting symptoms must stay away or be excluded from the school or early years setting until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours (the ‘48 hour rule’) and feel well. Personal hygiene whilst ill must be very strict.

If your child is sick at school, we will ask you or your emergency contact to take your child home. They should not return for 48 hours. We appreciate that this is inconvenient in many cases but you will in turn appreciate that we do this in all cases and it should reduce the risk of infection for all children in school. As an example, if your child is sick at lunchtime on a Tuesday, they should not return to school until after lunch on Thursday, provided there have not been any further episodes of vomiting or diarrhoea.

Further guidance on infection control may be found on the Health Protection Agency website.


Please click on the link below to find the slides from our recent meeting for Parents regarding Steps- How we promote a therapeutic approach to behaviour

Steps- Meeting for Parents 16.1.20


Bereavement help and advice 

Wellbeing  and advice





Guide for Parents – Keeping Children Safe.


Let’s Talk Pants


SAFE! A website to support young people (8-18) who have been victims of crime

Action for happiness


Just talk Herts


Healthy Young Minds





For information on a variety of mental health topics including anxiety



Safer Internet Day 9.2.21

Detective Digiduck and Safer internet Day assembly with Mrs Butler  - Please see our Home Learning tab 


CEOP: Advice on staying safe when using a mobile phone, tablet or computer


CEOP: Support and safety information on how to keep your child safe


- Helping parents keep their children safe online



Safety advice including how to keep under 5s safe online


A guide to social networks your children may be using.


Free access to Digital Parenting, an online safety magazine to help with the “challenges of the digital age”


how to make sure a game is age-appropriate.


reviews – re: games played online.

Debt advice: