Our Breakfast and After School Care club is run by Sandal Primary School and exists to provide high quality out-of-school hour’s childcare for our parents. It provides a range of stimulating and creative activities in a safe environment. The Breakfast Club will operate daily in term time from 7.30am until 8.50am and Care club from 3pm until 6pm for children in Nursery to Year 6. All children who attend the club must attend Sandal Primary School & Nursery.
From September 2020, the running of Breakfast and After School Club may vary from normal, depending on the current government advice regarding COVID-19. We hope to run as close to normal as possible, but we will inform you of any changes as soon as we know about them.
The Clubs are managed by the Governing Body of Sandal Primary School and are registered with OFSTED.
A copy of this policy is provided to all parents of children attending the clubs and is also available on the school website. All parents must complete a registration form (see below) for each child attending the club and sign the form to adhere to the terms of this policy.
- Only children attending Sandal Primary School from nursery to Year 6 are eligible to attend the clubs.
- All places are subject to availability.
- For children who attend a registration form with details of contact numbers and medical information must be completed and signed before they start. It is the parents’ responsibility to report any food allergies on the registration form when joining the Club.
- Parents are reminded that it is also their responsibility to update any information with the School Office should circumstances change. (Contact numbers etc.)
- Parents requiring ad hoc places at either club are welcomed to use the club providing there are spaces and parents/carers have previously completed the registration form.
- All club staff are made aware of the details of a new child.
- Children’s attendance is recorded in a register which from September 2019 will be done from parent/carer bookings on Schoolcomms.
- Places for Breakfast and Care Club are to be booked via Schoolcomms and will be payable in advance.
- Priority places will be given to full-time or part-time places that cover every week of the term.
- Where possible places should be booked in advance but ad hoc places can be taken by booking on the Schoolcomms system 3 days prior or by calling the school office.
- (Please note that booked places are non-refundable unless cancelled with the school office, cancellations need to be made with the school office via email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48hrs before to ensure you are not charged)
Payment of Fees
- The cost for each breakfast club session is £4 per child and £3 for siblings. Care club is £10 per session, and wraparound care is £14 per day. We do however have an offer, if your child attends Breakfast club and Care club on the same day the charge will be £11.50.
- Parents must pay for sessions in advance (weekly, monthly, half termly etc.). If a parent is experiencing difficulty with payment of their fees, they should contact the office staff as soon as possible. Our staff will treat all matters confidentially and arrange for a discussion in private. Parents who wish to pay by vouchers please can we ask you add a credit where possible. We will need to be notified if you are paying this way so we can set you up on Schoolcomms accordingly.
- Fees must be paid by using the online payment system Schoolcomms or through childcare vouchers. A text receipt is issued for all payments.
- If a debt is incurred, the school reserves the right to exclude a child if fees are not paid in line with the agreement.
- Fees will be reviewed in July each year for implementation in September.
The club will be staffed at a maximum ratio of 1 adult for every 15 children; however, ideally we will maintain ratios at 1 adult for every 10 children.
Arrival at Breakfast Club
- You should enter the club via the external dining hall door next to the main school office entrance. If you would like your child to enter school by themselves and self-register then this can be arranged by signing a declaration, school is not responsible for the children until they are signed in and registered.
- It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to ensure that the child enters school safely and is signed in to the club on the register. Parents are advised that this register forms the check list in case of fire and hence is a very important document.
- At the end of the session, children in Key Stage 1 and Early years will be accompanied through school to their classes. Children from Key Stage 2 will go independently to their classes through school.
- Children will be offered a breakfast in line with the School Food Regulations January 2015 which will include:
Toast with jam/honey/marmite
Bagels, croissants, crumpets
Fresh fruit / milk
- Staff will ensure all children eat an adequate breakfast that will enable them to be successful in their learning throughout the morning until lunchtime. Breakfast will be served to children until 8.30am and any child wishing to have breakfast must have arrived by this time.
- A range of supervised indoor and outdoor (where possible) activities will be provided for the children, however, the onus is on playing and having fun.
Care club is run from the nurture room. KS1 children will be collected from their classrooms and taken to Care club, KS2 children are to make their own way there to be registered. Children will be offered a drink and a snack on arrival and then at 4.30pm they are offered a light tea. A range of supervised indoor and outdoor activities will be provided for the children, however, the onus is on playing and having fun.
Leaving Care Club
Care club runs from the end of the school day until 6pm prompt. If you are collecting your child before 6pm please go the Reception class entrance and ring the door bell, if no response please call 07912 271470.
Children are expected to show a good standard of courtesy and behaviour at all times. The clubs are part of Sandal Primary School and as such children are expected to follow
the same guidelines as documented in the Behaviour Policy, which can be found on the school website. Any discipline problems will be brought to the parents’ attention by the supervisor. If the problem cannot be resolved, then it may be referred to the Headteacher and, if it still cannot be resolved, the child may, at the discretion of the governing body, be asked to
leave the club.
Health and Safety
It is the policy of the club to make sure that all activities are carried out in such a way to ensure the highest possible standards of health and safety for all the children and staff
involved. A risk assessment of the occupied areas will be carried out daily to assess any issues with any potential dangers being addressed immediately. Activities will be risk assessed regularly.
A trained first aider will be available at all sessions who will administer first aid in line with school policy.
Parents are required to fill in a registration form that identifies any health or medical problems. The club will follow the school policy for administration of medication, a copy
of which is available on the school website.
Parents are required to give written consent for photographs to be taken of children. Photographs will only be used on the school website or in displays advertising one of the clubs.
Fire Evacuation Procedure
In case of fire, children will be evacuated through the nearest safe exit to assemble on the playground. The Club supervisors will be responsible for the register and will call this in
Sandal Primary School is committed to equality of opportunity for pupils and staff. We believe that every child is an individual and should be treated as such, as far as possible, and we will assess and cater for each child’s individual needs. We want all children to feel welcome at the club, regardless of religious, ethnic or cultural background. We will not tolerate discrimination or prejudice on any grounds including race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Any incident of a racist nature will be reported to Mrs L Dale and investigated and recorded.
In the event of a child having a complaint about any aspect of the club or about a staff member of the club then they have the right to complain by following this procedure:
- Speak to the staff in the School Office
- If you feel it is not appropriate to speak to the Office, then the child should speak to the Headteacher, Mrs L Dale.
If a parent/carer is not satisfied with any aspect of the service, then they have the right to complain by following these steps:
- Speak to the staff in the School Office
- If you feel that it is not appropriate to speak to the Office or if the complaint remains unresolved, speak to the Headteacher
- If you are still not satisfied or have a complaint against the Headteacher, you should put the complaint in writing to the Chair of Governors, Mr R Moore who will acknowledge your complaint in writing within 2 days and then investigate the matter and write to you within 10 days.
The form below is for After School Club and Breakfast Club. You only need to fill one form in for both.