First Day

Before starting at Roselyon, most children have already visited the Nursery or Red Class (Reception) for a session or a day so that they know what to expect.

They will have met the teachers and will know how to ask to go to the toilet and what to do if there is a problem. Parents often like to bring our youngest pupils into class and settle them before leaving.


Children can arrive from 8.30am. The school day starts with the register and then goes into the activity for the morning. You will have been told if your child requires special equipment for the sessions he or she is attending, such as PE or Forest School.

Before break the children are given a snack and a drink so there is no need to send in food with your child (if you have older children at Roselyon, you may like to know that from Prep I the children bring in their own healthy snack and drink for breaktime).  Nursery children have their playtime apart from the rest of the school but Red Class joins in with the older children at morning break.


In the Nursery you may choose whether your child stays for lunch. This is eaten in the dining room at noon, supervised by staff. Currently every child who stays for lunch chooses to eat lunch as provided by the school. After their meal, the children have playtime before the afternoon session. Most Red Class children stay for five full days but sometimes younger class members are taken home for some afternoons during the week.  This can be organised by discussion with the class teacher.

Nursery children who stay for half day morning sessions can be collected before lunch at noon or after lunch at 1pm.


The afternoon session also begins with a register, after which activities begin. The children are provided with a snack during the afternoon and also have a playtime. The afternoon session finishes at 3.30pm and children are collected from the Nursery door.

Red Class also finishes at 3.30pm and children are brought to the front of the school building to meet their parents.

Because the children in Nursery and Red Class are so young, it is imperative that any change in collection routine is explained to the teacher when the child is brought into school. Should arrangements change during the day, you should phone the office to explain who will be picking up your child.

Care outside school hours

If you need to bring your child to Roselyon before 8.30am, you may bring them to the Nursery, where pre-school care is available. Children may have a snack and a drink, play or take part in activities run by staff. Aftercare starts as soon as school finishes and children can be booked into this facility as and when it is required.

In the holidays children may choose to attend Holiday Club, details for which are sent out during the term.

Roselyon School is a family and we hope that you will quickly feel a part of the community.