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Extended School Care
Alexandra After School Club and Breakfast Club
Our clubs' aims:
- All children will be nurtured so that they enjoy coming to the clubs, and feel happy and safe while they are here.
- Every child is full of potential and deserves to be set high expectations of progress and behaviour.
- All children have the right to be treated with respect, and to learn about their rights and responsibilities so that they can make a positive contribution to society.
- All children have the right to be included and to succeed.
- Every child is unique; difference and diversity are welcomed and celebrated.
- All children will learn how to keep healthy and how to stay safe.
- Every child can shine.
Our clubs are committed to meeting the needs of the parents/carers by:
- Listening and responding to their views and concerns.
- Keeping then informed of our policies and procedures, including opening times, and programmes of activities.
- Sharing and discussing their child’s achievements, experiences, progress and friendships, along with any difficulties which may arise.
It is required that all parents/carers complete the Breakfast and After School Club Parent Pack before the children start their session. The emergency contact details must be up to date at all times and it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to notify the school of any changes in details as soon as possible.
Please ensure that the people listed as the emergency contact are contactable between the hours of 7.45am and 6pm.
Please note that the clubs are not available on inset days or during school holidays, or the days that parent teacher meetings take place.
Breakfast is served at 8am, with the children encouraged to self-manage their breakfast preparation, with adults there to supervise where necessary. Children can choose between:
- Healthy breakfast cereals
- Toast with a choice of jams and spreads
- Fresh fruit
We would like all children to bring a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean their teeth after breakfast. This is part of our daily routine and children are encouraged to do this. THIS IS CURRENTLY NOT TAKING PLACE DUE TO COVID.
After School Club
Between 3.30 & 4.00pm the children will be provided with a healthy snack. We provide a light meal at 4.30pm, which includes:
- Bread, crackers, wraps, bagels, pitta bread, English muffins, rolls
- Butter/spread, marmite, cheese spread, cheese, chicken, ham
- Minimum choice of 2 vegetables daily
- Minimum choice of 2 fruits daily
- Fruit yoghurt
Healthy Eating Guidelines will be followed and fresh fruit and water will be available throughout the session.
Our experienced and friendly play workers provide a safe and supportive environment. Our staff team will be kept consistent where ever possible to provide a more stable environment for the children. All our staff are aged 20+ and have been CRB checked and the children will already know them from the school. The Ofsted Registration standards ensure that we operate within their guidelines and a ratio of staff to children is recommended at 1:8 for children under 8 years of age and 1:10 for children above 8 years of age. We aim for a ratio of 1:8 for all children.
Early Pick Ups/Activity Clubs
If you will be picking up your child/ren from the club earlier than the end of the session, this will not impact on the cost of the session. If your child attends an after school activity club, the bookings are made at the normal price and will be reduced to £10 on the day the child attends both clubs. If the late booking fee has been applied a reduction for attending a club will not be issued.
Emergency booking within 2 working days: £16 to cover our additional costs
Part session fee (4:30 or 5:00 pm – 6 pm) following activity club at school: £10
Bookings are made at the normal rate of £14 and reduced to £10 on the day the child attends both clubs.
Advance Booking Fee for Breakfast Club: £6
Emergency booking within 2 working days: £8 to cover our additional costs
All advance bookings must be made via Parentpay (or the childcare voucher form with payment released at the time of submission of the form). Bookings can be cancelled on Parentpay up to 2 working days in advance at no charge.
All requests for emergency bookings (within 2 working days) must be made by email to Mrs Anson on firstname.lastname@example.org. The system will then be enabled so that payment can be made by Parentpay. Your booking is confirmed once the Parentpay payment is received.
Late Collection Fees
If you will be late for pick up at 6pm, please call 07759 473474. If pickups occur after 6pm on a regular basis, a late fee of £8 per child will be charged for the first 30 minutes; for every 15 minutes thereafter an additional £12 will be charged to cover staff overtime costs.
Payment of Fees
Fees can be paid by ParentPay or through a childcare voucher scheme. You will be asked to provide payment for the first week of the school clubs in advance of your child starting. All accounts must be paid for before your child’s placement ends, and at the end of every full term and by March 31st at the end of the financial year.
In the case that a child becomes ill whilst at either Club, we will contact the parents/carers and ask that your child be collected as soon as possible.
Absence due to sickness
If your child does not attend school they are not permitted to attend the after school club.
We accept payment by all Childcare Voucher Providers for our Extended school Care (Breakfast & After school Club). They can not be used for after school activity clubs run by outside providers. Please ensure your booking forms are returned to school by 4pm on the last day of term to enable bookings to be put on the Parentpay system.
The Childcare voucher provider needs to be registered with or approved by an appropriate body (such as Ofsted) and be affiliated to the Edenred network.
The current registration and approval bodies include:
Ofsted Childcare Register – Compulsory (England)
Ofsted Childcare Register – Voluntary (England)
Local Health and Social Services Trusts (Northern Ireland)
The Care Commission (Scotland)
Childcare Approval Scheme (Wales)
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
For more information please click here to visit the Government website.