Following current government guidance, and the possibility of all pupils returning to school from Monday 8th March 2021.

We would please request all Parents & Carer's that are returning to our Day-care OR Out of School Settings to contact us with your requirements regarding attendance.

NO places can be guaranteed, so please email us your requirements BEFORE  Wednesday 3rd March 2021


Please do not just turn up, as we may not have a place available.







                                          Main Office:               01708 706959

                           Beverley Nicholls:     07752 546910

                           Andy Nicholls:           07763 412496


Hornchurch Day-care

21 Barton Road, Hornchurch, RM12 4AA


Forest Row Day-care

Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2LD


Hornchurch Breakfast Club and After-School Club

21 Barton Road, Hornchurch, RM12 4AA


St Augustine’s Breakfast Club and After-School Club

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Loudoun Avenue, off Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG2 6RG


Parkhill Breakfast Club and After-School Club

Parkhill Infant School, Lord Avenue, Ilford, IG5 0DB


Scargill Breakfast Club

Scargill Primary School, Mungo Park Road, Rainham, RM13 7PL


St Mary’s Breakfast Club

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, RM12 4TL







23rd February 2021


To all Parents and carers of Breakfast and After-school Club Settings.

A new Governmental Guidance Update PDF - ' Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out of school settings during the coronavirus(Covid-19) outbreak' is available to download from the Downloads section under Covid-19 Information - HERE 







Spring Term 2 begins on Monday 22nd February 2021.

We are looking forward to seeing all our children back for an exciting new term, this terms topic is all about 'Growing and Planting' and we have lots of fun activities lined up.

The Staff and Management would like to thank all our Parents, carers, children and staff for your continued support.






We are breaking up today Friday 12th February 2021 for the Half Term break.

Returning on Monday 22nd February 2021.

We would like to thank all our Parents, carers, children and staff for your continued support.

Wishing everyone an enjoyable and safe Half Term break.





 For all our Pre-school children that are still at home during this time, we have put together weekly Activity Packs that contains some of their daily Pre-school activities such as Messy Play, Creative(Class) Activity, Physical, Show & Tell and Funtime.

The Activity Packs are available to download from our Downloads folder under Activity Packs which can be found  -  HERE 

We would like you to take pictures of your child/ren doing these activities, which we will add to their Pre-school Learning Journals. Please email these pictures to

Have Fun and please stay safe.


Important PWC Ltd Parental Notice


8th January 2021

Dear Parents, 

Here at Parklanes Wykeham Childcare we fully understand how difficult it must be for you and your family during these troubling times.

Our Settings will remain OPEN throughout the lockdown, providing you with our usual high standard childcare services in a Covid-safe environment.   

We would like to assure you that in regard to your child’s wellbeing and safety we are taking all necessary precautions in line with Governmental and Local Authority guidelines.

This includes:

  • Regular disinfecting and steam cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
  • Regular handwashing and sanitising.
  • Mandatory wearing of facemasks / social distancing around and outside of the Settings, to protect you, your child and the Staff. 

Our dedicated Staff have completed Covid awareness and prevention training and all returned to work from the Christmas break after providing a negative Covid-19 test result and they will continue to have regular tests.

We would also like to reassure you that we will continue to support you and your family throughout the current situation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, queries or concerns.


Tel:         Bev Nicholls - 07752 546910  / Andy Nicholls - 07763 412496


This letter is also available to download from our Downloads folder under PWC Ltd Notices  -  HERE 







      Parental School Application Reminder


                                                      PLEASE REMEMBER

           3 and 4 year olds that will be starting school in 2021.

Children born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 will be starting at an infant or primary school.

Online applications are open and will CLOSE 

                  on Friday 15 January 2021. 


For school admissions information and to apply, go to: 



 Important Parental Notice


Please be aware that all our Pre Schools will be open as usual from Monday 4th January 2021. 

As will our Breakfast and After School Clubs for vulnerable and key worker children.

Please remember to adhere to all current government and local authority guidelines.

Wear a mask or face covering when dropping off and collecting your children and follow social distancing rules.


If you have any concerns or queries please contact us at


Tel:  Bev Nicholls - 07752 546910 / Andy Nicholls - 07763 412496


We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.



   Important Parental Covid Notice




18th December 2020

Dear Parents/Carer’s

As this very challenging term comes to a close at Parklanes Wykeham Childcare Ltd, we would like to lay out for you our plans regarding Covid -19 over the Christmas period and your children’s return to Pre-school.

This information is very important please read carefully.

You only need to inform us of a child receiving a positive test if the symptoms appeared within 48 hours of them last being in Pre-school.

Please contact us as soon as possible on:  or

                                                               Tel:  Bev Nicholls - 07752 546910 / Andy Nicholls - 07763 412496


We will then follow the necessary steps in terms of contact tracing. We are required to contact trace up until Christmas Eve. We will inform you if your child has come into close contact with a positive test case before the end of term, you must self-isolate your child up to the date that we give you.

If the symptoms appear after 48 hours of the last being in Pre-school, you should follow the contact tracing instructions provided by the NHS Test and Trace. You can also inform us using the above contact details, but there would be no further action for us to take.

Even though it is Christmas, all current Covid procedures apply you must arrange for your child to be tested as soon as symptoms appear and that the household isolate until results are received. We strongly advise that you DO NOT order a home test, but that you book an appointment at a local test centre as you will receive the results far quicker.

In line with current guidelines all educational staff have been asked to take two Covid tests over the Christmas break, one at the beginning and one at the end of the holiday to support the fight against the virus and identify people who are asymptomatic. We at PWC Ltd fully support this and ALL our Staff will be tested in line with these guidelines, this way we hope that your children can restart the new term knowing we have done everything required to make our Settings as safe as possible.

If you have any questions or queries regarding any of this information, please use the contact numbers above, we are always available to help you.



Bev & Andy Nicholls


Parklanes Wykeham Childcare Ltd.


The full draft of this letter is available for download from the Covid -19 Information folder  - HERE



PWC Ltd - Questionnaires (All Settings)




 We would kindly ask for all Parents to take some time to complete one of our online questionnaires. These questionnaires are an important way for us to gather information about what you think of us and the services we provide. In turn the feedback we get helps up to improve our services for all our children.

The questionnaires are accessible via the homepage of this website just below the main title banner.

Thank you.



PWC Ltd - End of Term (All Settings)


The last day of term will be


Friday 18th December 2020

and returning on

Monday 4th January 2021

(Please check if your school for inset days)


The Staff and Management of PWC Ltd

would like to wish everyone a very

Merry Christmas


Happy New Year. 





                     After-School Club Parental Notice


Please be aware that our After School Clubs at Hornchurch, St Augustines Catholic Primary School( Ilford) and Parkhill Primary School (Ilford) will be closing promptly at

5.00pm on Friday 18th December 2020.


Can you please make the necessary arrangements for your child/ren to be collected by that time.

On behalf of everyone at PWC Ltd

we would like to wish you all a

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


If you require any further information please contact:

Bev Nicholls - 07752 5465910       Andy Nicholls - 07763 412496







                    Parental Notice




    3 and 4 year olds will be starting school in 2021.

Children born between 01 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 will be starting at an infant or primary school.

Online applications are open and will CLOSE on Friday 15 January 2021.

For school admissions information and to apply, go to: 







We currently have availability in both our Day-care Settings for January 2021.

Both our Hornchurch and Collier Row Settings provide childcare for 2 - 4 year olds.

We also have places available for children in receipt of 15 and 30 hours funding.  




               Hornchurch Setting:                                                     Collier Row Setting:

                 21 Barton Road,                                       Forest Row Centre, Lodge Lane,

         Hornchurch, Essex RM12 4AA                             Collier Row, Essex, RM5 2LD


For further information please contact: 

Bev Nicholls: 07752 546910

Andy Nicholls: 07763 412496

Main Office: 01708 706959


Website: (Pre-School Application - click HERE

Facebook: PWC Ladybirds Butterfly Caterpillars - click - HERE


Parent Notice




Christmas Hamper Raffle


Hornchurch & Collier Row Settings

Prizes: Children's and Family Hampers to be won.


Tickets to be returned byFRIDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2020


We would kindly ask for your help with our fundraising raffle, by selling raffle tickets which will cost £1 per strip. 

Everything you need will be supplied within the envelope you will be provided with.

Please return your sold raffle ticket stubs and money by the above date.

REMEMBER: ALL sold tickets are to have a contact name and telephone number on them.


PWC Ltd would like to thank everyone for their continued support.


Parent Notice


Re: Christmas Cards

We have had a lot of Parents  asking us for the class lists in order to prepare for the Christmas  Card exchange.

However, unfortunately we have decided as a company that we will not be able to allow cards to come into the Settings this year due to the current climate. We feel that it’s a risk that we would rather not take.

In light of this, if you would like to make a donation to the Pre-School in place of Christmas Cards this year, it would be greatly appreciated.


We hope you understand  our decision to keep all our children, families & staff safe.

Thank you.


Important Reminder 




Please remember to apply for your child's Infant/Primary school place before

15th January 2021 if they are starting school September 2021.


You can find the FULL Havering admissions document pdf in our Downloads folder under

Havering Information - HERE


                                           Children in Need




A BIG Thank You to all our Children who helped us raise

£45 for this years 'Children in Need' appeal.




                                             Remembrance Day

                                               11th November 2020


On Wednesday 11th November 2020 some of our children visited Harrow Lodge Primary School and laid our Poppy Wreath in order to commemorate Remembrance Day.





                                        Children in Need



                                   Friday 13th November 2020.

                                           Hornchurch and Collier Row Daycare Settings.


                       For a £1 donation children can wear yellow, red or spots for 'Children in Need'.




                                 Important Notice








+++ NHS Test and Trace Letter to Parents and Guardians+++

23 September 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

This is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.

One important part of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of pupils, parents and our communities is testing for coronavirus. We all have a duty to make sure that the right people have access to get tested at the right time. Every time a test is used inappropriately, a person with Covid-19 symptoms may miss out on getting tested.

Therefore, I ask that you all follow these principles:
      ▪ You should only book a test if your child has any of these three coronavirus symptoms:
                              1. a high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature)
                              2. a new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
                              3. a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal

     ▪ Your child does not need a test if they have a runny nose, are sneezing or feeling unwell but do not have a temperature, cough or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste because these are not normally symptoms of coronavirus.
     ▪ If you are unsure about whether to get a test, please check the official list of symptoms on the NHS website, which is reviewed regularly:
    ▪ Only the person with symptoms should get a test. You do not need to get a test for anyone else in the household unless they also have any of the three symptoms listed above. All members of the household need to self-isolate whilst waiting for the test result.
    ▪ If the person with symptoms’ test comes back positive, other members of their household should continue self-isolating for 14 days and only get a test if they develop coronavirus symptoms.
    ▪ If a pupil in a class or bubble tests positive for coronavirus, anyone who is advised to self-isolate does not require a test unless they subsequently develop symptoms.

No one else in the same class or bubble as the symptomatic person needs to take any action unless advised by the school. Schools have detailed guidance and access to a Department for Education and Public Health England helpline for advice and support.

Contacts of a person who has tested positive must follow the guidance carefully and in full, which means they must stay at home for 14 days. This is because it can take several days following contact with an infected person before an individual develops symptoms or the virus can be detected. Students should only book a test if they get symptoms.

The NHS has produced some guidance to help parents understand when their child can and cannot attend school which you may find useful:

It is vital for children’s learning and future opportunities that they are able to return to school and college. It is therefore vitally important that all we work together and do our bit to make this possible.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Viv Bennett CBE                                Dr Susan Hopkins


A full draft of this letter will be handed out to all Parents and Carer's and is available to download from the Downloads folder on the Latest Newsletters Page. If you have any queries please ask your Settings Manager.



 +++ Covid Update from the London Borough of Havering +++



Councillor Robert Benham, Deputy Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families.


Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Date:         September 2020

Parent / Carer

I hope you and your family are safe and well at this difficult time. Many of you continue to face significant challenges, and I thank you for your continued support to the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our nursery and pre-school staff have worked very hard to ensure that children could return this month, and it remains vital for children to be in nurseries and pre-schools to help minimise the longer-term impact of the pandemic on their education, wellbeing and wider development.

However, you will have seen the worrying news that cases of Covid-19 have been increasing locally, so it has never been more important that you do your bit in reducing the risk of transmitting the virus.

Please adhere to any new processes that your nursery or pre-school has put in place, as these have been introduced to ensure the safety of your child, the staff, and the wider community.

Parents are also reminded to set an example to their children by following social distance rules and wearing a face covering when dropping-off or collecting your child at the nursery or pre-school, unless you have good reason not to.

Since the start of the new academic year, we have seen a very small number of nurseries and pre-schools affected by positive cases of Covid-19. This has meant in some instances, a group or a bubble being sent home and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Before re-opening, we worked with nurseries and pre-schools to ensure they had measures in place so they could manage any cases in the best possible way, to reduce disruption for the whole setting. These measures are now coming into action.

If someone at your child’s nursery or pre-school tests positive for Covid-19, the local authority, Department for Education, and Public Health England will work with your child’s setting to risk assess who else should be advised to self-isolate. Children and adults should only get tested if they have symptoms.

We know that as a parent you will want peace of mind if your child’s group or bubble has been sent home, but please only book a test if your child has symptoms. At the moment, we have been told there is a shortage of laboratory capacity, which means Covid-19 tests need to be prioritised for people with symptoms. If you book a test without symptoms, you will be taking a slot from someone who is more likely to have the virus.

If your child does have symptoms, has a test and it shows as positive, they and their household will be required to self-isolate and you will be contacted by the NHS test and trace system team to find out who else they have been in recent close contact with. If a child (including your child) or staff member has been in close contact with a person who has Covid-19, they will need to self-isolate for 14 days to help prevent the virus spreading further – the rest of the household does not need to isolate unless someone develops symptoms.

If your child or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid-19 (a temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of/change to taste or smell), do not send your child to nursery or pre-school. Contact the nursery or pre-school and order a test for whoever has symptoms as soon as possible. To order a test, please call NHS 119 or book online at

If a child or member of staff develops symptoms at nursery or pre-school, they will be sent home with advice about what to do. Anyone who has symptoms or has tested positive will need to self-isolate for at least 10 days, and the rest of the household for 14 days, in line with the latest stay at home guidance.

If the test results are negative, your household can usually leave self-isolation and your child can return to nursery or pre-school when they no longer are unwell assuming they haven’t been traced as a close contact of someone who has tested positive, in which case they will still need to wait out the remainder of the 14 day isolation period. A negative test is not required to return back to nursery or pre-school at the end of the 14 day isolation period. Only request a test if you or your child develops symptoms.

You can view an online information session and frequently asked questions document via. Hh2G4qk0

We all need to follow the government's advice to reduce the risk of further increases in Covid-19 infections locally as a local outbreak may result in full or partial nursery or pre-school closures at short notice. I assure you that our nurseries and pre-schools offer a safe environment, and the health and safety of children, their families and staff remains everyone’s first priority during this period.

Thank you for your continued co-operation at this time. Kind regards,


Cllr Robert Benham                                              Mark Ansell

Deputy Leader of the Council                                                        Director of Public Health

Cabinet Member for Education,

Children & Families



A full draft of this letter will be handed out to all Parents and Carer's and is available to download from the Downloads folder on the Latest Newsletters Page. If you have any queries please ask your Settings Manager.











Is your child due to start school in September 2021?


Mrs Searle – Head Teacher at Harrow Lodge Primary School, has invited all parents and carer's of children who will be starting school in September 2021 to attend a presentation about their school.

To take place on Friday 11th September 2021 at 1pm (Prompt) in the KS2 Hall.

Doors will open @ 12.45pm

Please use the Rainsford Way Entrance Only.




Well done to our Hornchurch and Forest Row Settings.

They have each received two prestigious awards.

Firstly they have been awarded the  Mayor of Londons - Healthy Early Years London(HEYL) Silver Award.


(To go with their previously awarded Bronze Awards.)


Both Settings have gained their Basic Skills Agency - 10 year Quality Mark Award.



Well done to everyone for your hard work and dedication.



*** September Intake Breakfast & Afterschool Notice***


17th June 2020

Parents, Carers

If your child/ren did not attend the Summer Term (June-July 2020 term)

Parent/Carers will need to email to confirm your place of attendance for September 2020 Autumn term 1

St. Marys

St. Augustine’s





Harrow Lodge

If we do not receive written confirmation by- Friday 3rd July 2020, we will remove your child/ren from the register

Can you please confirm your

Childs full name

School and year (September 2020)

Days and sessions required

NO CONFORMATION, NO ATTENDANCE - Children will be placed back onto our waiting list.

If you have a query please contact:

Mrs Beverley Nicholls Tel: -07752 546910 Mr Andrew Nicholls Tel: -07763 412496

On behalf of Parklanes Wykeham Childcare we wish you all a safe return and look forward in working in partnership with your families