South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Covid-19 Opening Times and Arrangements including Free School Meal options

Don't feel you are alone - we are here to help.  01460 240750


Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do


Stay at home


  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home


Do not meet others, even friends or family.


You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.


At South Petherton C of E VA Infants and Pre-School we are here to help in any way we can during unprecedented times.   We are currently partially open.  This means we are open for children of key workers and children who are categorised as vulnerable.  We are open daily during our normal school hours 8.55am - 3.15pm.  Hassockmoor Childcare is offering it's usual service of breakfast club from 7:30am and after school club until 6:00pm.  If you required this facility please phone Helen Philips on 01460 250976 who is more than willing to help.  Helen drops the children to school and collects them at the end of the school day and has worked with the school for a number of years.    


In addition, we are offering all our Key Worker and Free School Meal children a packed lunch daily.  We have emailed all children eligible for this service.  If your circumstances change and you are finding this more challenging, please don't feel you are alone.  We are here to help and we can arrange for packed lunches to be organised for your child so they can eat something during the week daily.  


The best way to contact us is by emailing the school on: 

or phoning the school on:

01460 240750


The Government advice is as follows:


Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home must be.

Please, therefore, follow these key principles:


  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they must be.

  2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.

  3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

  4. Parents must also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They must observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

  5. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible.

Thank you to all our wonderful parents and carers who are supporting the community through this challenging time.