After School Club
Whaley Bridge After School, Breakfast and Holiday Clubs
Our After School Club (ASC) has been running for 17 years. We give priority to children from Whaley Bridge Primary School but welcome children from other schools locally.
We are registered for a maximum of 40 children. To join the club, you will need to complete a registration form and pay an annual fee of £1.00 per family. We offer a range of care to suit the needs of parents and children.
Our latest OFSTED report (December 2016) said:
“The well-established key-person system helps children to form strong, trusting relationships with the staff. These help them to feel safe and secure and they have a strong sense of belonging. Children make good use of the school’s well-designed outdoor space and play equipment.”
Please find below our letter outlining the current safeguards and working practices that we are currently following due to COVID. Note. information regarding timing, costs and operating procedures supersede part information below in the general text. If you require any additional information please do get in touch with Suzanna King:
Breakfast Club is available from 7:45 am-8:50am (start of school). It operates on a “drop in” basis. A breakfast of cereal, toast and drinks is included for £4.50.
Pre-bookable early drop off from 7:30am is available for £1:50 extra.
After breakfast children can draw, colour and play with a variety of board games. There are table football and table hockey games as well as Lego, chess, playing cards and creative activities such as seasonal card making to keep children busy and creative before school.
Prior to the start of school children in breakfast club will be escorted to their respective class line in the playground.
After School Club
After School Club runs from 3:30pm to 6:15pm (6:00pm on Friday) and bookings are required.
Tea is available at 4:30pm at an additional cost and offers a balanced and nutritious meal. Please speak to us if your child has any allergies or special dietary requirements.
£6.15 for collection before 5:15pm
£8.55 for collection after 5:15pm
£2.30 for tea
Children using the club for the first time will be collected from their classrooms and escorted to the club. In addition, children under 8 will continue to be escorted by a member of staff. The staff members have a uniform to ensure that ASC staff are easily identified when working within the school.
During their stay at the club we want the children to enjoy themselves. There are a variety of activities available each night including arts and crafts, soft play, construction toys, pool and table football, computer games, board games, sports sessions and creative play, or if they wish, a quiet corner where they may read or finish their homework.
Lone Working Policy
At Whaley Bridge After School Club, the safety and welfare of our staff and the children in our care is paramount. It is best practice for at least two members of staff to be on duty at any one time, but situations may arise where this is not possible. When it is necessary for only one member of staff to be on duty, we will follow the procedures set out our lone working policy. See for further information: Lone Working Policy 202010
All instances of lone working will be agreed in advance and such instances will be recorded on the staff timesheet
A full risk assessment for lone working has been carried out before lone working was approved.
There will always be another person on-site who can be summoned in case of emergencies – this will be a member of school staff from Whaley Bridge Primary School. It will be prearranged with the on-site person that they will be the ‘on-call’ individual that the staff member can summon in an emergency. In addition, members of the Voluntary Management Committee (VMC) will be called when needed to act as additional ‘on-call’ individuals. The contact numbers for the VMC are held within the ASC staff records as well as displayed on the notice board.
Holiday Club and Inset days
Holiday club runs during school holidays and on Inset days. A wide range of activities are available and we have a schedule of exciting additional activities every day. We organise trips out to local places of interest and invite people in from the community to organise activities e.g. St John’s Ambulance, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Bikeability, and our local PCSO. It is an opportunity to make friends with other children from local schools.
£25:00 for a full day (8am – 6pm)
£15:00 for half a day (8am – 1pm/1pm – 6pm)
£115:00 for a full week of full days
£70.00 for a full week of half day
Pre-bookable early drop off from 7:45am is available for £1:50 extra.
Payment directly by BACS is preferred but payments can also be made using cash, cheque or childcare voucher. Payments must be made on a weekly basis unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Manager to suit individual needs.
ASC: A cancellation charge (of the minimum fee) will be applied if less than 24 hours’ notice is given (other than for illness).
Holiday Club: Once the booking deadline has passed, any cancellation after that time will incur charges at the full rate. Please note that for new families attending Holiday Club, there is a requirement to pay for Holiday Club at the time of booking. This is due to recent issue with non-payment and therefore we hope you understand our position.
A late collection fee of £5.00 per child will be applied for each 15 minutes (or part of) will also be applied at ASC and Holiday Club.
Whaley Bridge After School Club is a not-for-profit organisation managed by a voluntary committee of parents and staff. It is not run or owned by the school and sessions are organised by the ASC manager.
All staff are fully checked, trained and have the necessary qualifications.
In accordance with OFSTED’s national standards we have a range of comprehensive policies such as child protection, special needs, behaviour and equal opportunities.
The Club is periodically inspected under OFSTED regulations. Our latest report in December 2016 labelled our care as “good” with only two minor administrative points preventing an “outstanding” (these have now been rectified). The report can be read here: http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY224439
We are always looking for new people to join the committee so please get in touch if you would like to help. This requires a very small amount of time each year but is essential for the management of the club. We can’t do this without you.
Suzanna King (Manager) 07894 235778
Please note: this number is only monitored during the hours of 7:30-8:50am and
3:00-6:15pm. Voice mail and texts messages can be left at any time.
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