After School Childcare
Meet the Staff
All of the staff, who also work as lunchtime supervisors, will be familiar to your child. They make a huge effort to make sure that each child feels comfortable and settled, having fun and an opportunity to relax at the end of a busy day.
From September after-school childcare sessions must be booked by midday on Thursday of the previous week via ParentPay. It is solely a parent’s/carer’s responsibly to book their child into after-school childcare before the set deadline. Sessions are paid for at the time of booking. Please contact Mrs Topping in the school office if you want your child's place to be automatically booked each week.
Office staff will consult the ParentPay system when drawing up registers for the coming week after the deadline.
No refunds will be given for unused sessions.
We appreciate sometimes you may have an emergency and may need to book childcare for the same day. However for safeguarding reasons we will not accept any same day bookings after 1pm. Please do not put our lovely office staff in the difficult position of having to say no.
Essential Changes from Monday 29th November 2021
Unfortunately, after much consideration by Governors we have had to make the difficult decision to make essential changes to our after school childcare provision, so that this service is financially viable. As you are aware we have recently increased charges for the provision in an attempt to cover costs to the school, however, we are still making a significant financial loss, which is not sustainable.
Therefore, from Monday 29th November 2021, after school childcare will only run until 4:30pm. We appreciate that this may cause difficulties for some of our families so therefore wish to give as much notice as possible as to the changes that are needed. From Monday 29th November 2021 children must be collected by 4:30pm at the latest. If children are not collected on time, a charge, which covers the full cost of 2 members of staff after 4:30pm, will have to be made. Hopefully, by making this significant change we will be in a position to be able to continue to provide after school childcare.
Governors wish to review the financial situation at the next Finance Committee in the Spring term. It may, however, be that in the long term we will not be able to continue providing after school childcare.
Our wonderful after school kids club started in September 2015. It runs every night. Kids Club is based in the old Children's Centre right next to our school car park. We call this our annex.
The club run by Mrs Lawson, Mrs Hunter, Mrs Patterson and Mrs Linn offers welcoming, caring, safe, engaging and quality childcare. We encourage the children to take part in many activities ranging from art, board games, reading, physical activity, themed projects, construction and collaborative tasks. Children even go on hot chocolate picnics in our school grounds.
Within our charges children will be provided with a healthy tea, such as sandwiches, yoghurt and fruit. Our older children are encouraged to help in the preparation of snacks to encourage important social skills and values.
From Monday 29th November after school childcare will only run until 4:30pm.
• 3:20pm to 4:30pm - £6
The cost of snack (sandwiches or toast and jam and yoghurt or jelly) are included in charges. From 29th November 2021, if children are not collected on time, a charge, which covers the full cost of 2 members of staff after 4:30pm, will have to be made.
There are no charges for any materials used during Kids Club.
If you require any further information please contact Mrs Hunt, Miss Bowman or Mrs Topping in the school office who will be happy to answer any queries and provide you with an information pack. Places can be booked via the school office.
If children also wish to attend after school clubs, Mrs Hunt will ensure that your child is taken to Kids Club at the end of any after school club.