September 2021 Onwards Arrangements

Part 3 Wraparound Care

It's still wraparound but with a difference

Just as there are hygiene measures in place during the school day - there will also be the same measures applied to Breakfast Club.


The children must not bring anything extra for wraparound, and they must adhere to the school uniform and hygiene controls.

PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 30 PER SESSION - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Sorry - you may be disappointed if you don't book promptly

This may not be good news but we are sorry - we need to stay as safe as possible in these difficult times. Previously we had no cap on numbers - we just added more staff if numbers went up. However - we can no longer do this - numbers have to be restricted. For the time being there is an essential cap on the numbers of children in the space we have. We will review numbers and let you know if it changes.

Session Times

Breakfast Club (7:30am-8:45am)
  • Any time from 7:30am until the start of school.

Staff will never admit the children until 7:30am so please do not knock before then.


After School Club (3:15pm-5:15pm)

  • Children will be collected by school staff and taken safely to the Victorian Hall. Please collect from the main door of the Victorian Hall (the Breakfast Club drop-off point)

Fees

We know that our rates are very competitive and other child care provision is much more expensive:
  • Breakfast club £4.00 per child per session
  • After School club £7.00 per child per session

Food

The food offered at breakfast club remains unchanged but the service will change. Each child will be served their food individually rather than helping themselves from a communal table or buffet.


If your child has an allergy to certain foods or has specific dietary requirements e.g. diabetes, please get in touch with us when we come back to school in September, to discuss how you can support us to provide safely for your child. Please do not assume that special arrangements made before COVID can still apply - these may have to change.

Pick Up and Drop Off

This is another area of great change. You will not have to buzz at the main gate to drop off or pick up your child.


  • The club will both continue to be held in the Infant (Victorian) hall. When you drop off your child, please use the Victorian door. The gate to the yard will stand open. Staff members will be there to answer your knock on the door. (see red arrow in picture)
  • Please do not enter the building.

Parking

  • When picking your child up or dropping them off, please park on the far side of the Green where the Chestnut trees are or in surrounding roads.
  • The driveway between the two halves of the Green, the school driveway and the Victorian yard is strictly NO parking - even for just a few minutes. This is a vital safety zone for all of the children - please do not selfishly put our vulnerable pedestrians and local residents at risk or inconvenience for the sake of running a few minutes' late for work or saving your legs a few steps.
  • Please pass this message on to everyone who picks up or drops off your child to save embarrassment or unnecessary challenge.

Activities

Depending on the size of the group each day, children will play with toys or do quieter table top activities. They will not be bringing things home that they have made. If the weather and light is good, they will be encouraged to go outside with staff members to play. We will reduce the amount of communal activities and resources that we use.

Other measures

  • Children will be sanitised on arrival, and toilets sprayed with sanitiser after use.
  • They will be encouraged to restrict physical contact and to be socially distant with staff at all times.
  • If a member of the club shows symptoms of illness we will be contacting you sooner rather than later.
  • If a child needs first aid we will wear PPE to deal with the injury.
  • If a member of the club's family member tests positive for COVID, we will inform you so that you can be extra vigilant.
  • If a member of the club tests positive for COVID, we will inform you so that you can comply with self isolation for your child - we will follow the track and trace guidance to the letter.
  • The tables and toys will be wiped down by the staff during and after the sessions.

How to book and how to pay

Mrs Butler is your one point of contact for booking and paying for Wraparound Care. She is the only person you will need to email or phone to discuss it. Even if you have already emailed Mrs Taylor or Mrs Robinson over the holidays - you will still need to email Mrs Butler to make definite bookings. These pre-emptive emails have not counted as firm bookings - please do not miss out - you MUST book with Mrs Butler.

Bookings by emailing Mrs Butler only

To book one of the 30 places per session, please email Mrs Butler.


j.butler@bp.starmat.uk


When you email her, please include your child's name and year group and the dates needed for Breakfast Club. Please type 'wraparound care booking' in the message subject box.


Bookings can be made for the long or short term.


The reason bookings must be taken by email is so that there is a written record for risk assessment, administration and safeguarding purposes.


Only in an absolute emergency can bookings be taken over the phone and these places can only be confirmed if there are spare places that day.

Payment by Parentpay

Child care vouchers may be used to pay for wraparound. Please instigate vouchers in advance.


From June 2022 we require payment in advance to secure a place. These payments should be made through Parentpay; from September 2022 we will be moving to a different billing system using Sage in order to process bills and payments more efficiently.

Disclaimer

These arrangements follow current guidance and risk assessment. They may have to change according to unforeseen National and Local events or official instructions. We will endeavour to inform you as soon as possible if things change.