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About our Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is run under the umbrella of the Governing Body and follows the policies and procedures of the school. The Club is open during term time Monday - Friday from 7:30am until 8:50am with fixed priced sessions. Children can engage in activities of their choice, with a mixture of adult and child led activities. Children are listened to and valued within the Club which enables them to enjoy the session, feel safe and secure. We work in partnership with parents taking into account their needs, we have a suggestion box which is there for parents to add suggestions and comments and children will be involved in group planning sessions where they are able to put forward their suggestions and interests.

 

Breakfast Club Staff

Miss K Ward – Manager (TA3)

Mrs C Earnshaw - Assistant

 

Opening Times

Breakfast Club runs from 7:30am to 8:50am during term time.

 

Our Breakfast Club Service

  • We will greet and sign your child into the Breakfast Club.
  • We will provide breakfast and drinks will be readily available.
  • We will encourage your child to be involved in the planning of activities.
  • You will be welcome at all times to discuss our work.
  • We will be consistent and reliable to enable you to have peace of mind.

 

Food and Drink

Breakfast Club will provide breakfast and drinks between 7:45am and 8:30am.

Please refer to Menu.

 

Communication with Parents/Guardians

Changes to Breakfast Club policies and procedures, as well as news and updates about the club will be communicated to parents/carers on a regular basis. These will be communicated via newsletters or on the school website.

Part 2: SPARKS Club

About SPARKS Club

SPARKS Club is run under the umbrella of the Governing Body and follows the policies and procedures of the school. The Club is open during term time Monday - Friday from 3:15pm until 5:45pm with fixed priced sessions. The ratio of staff will always be a minimum of 1:15 (1:8 for children under 5). Children can engage in activities of their choice, with a mixture of adult and child led activities. Children are listened to and valued within the Club which enables them to enjoy the session, feel safe and secure. We work in partnership with parents taking into account their needs, we have a suggestion box which is there for parents to add suggestions and comments and children will be involved in group planning sessions where they are able to put forward their suggestions and interests.

 SPARKS Club Staff

Miss K Ward – Manager (TA3)

Mr Hewitt (TA2)

Miss Lord (TA2)

Miss Ashworth (TA2)

 Opening Times

SPARKS Club runs from 3:15pm to 5:45pm during term time.

 SPARKS Club Service

  • We will collect infant children from their classroom, junior children will be asked to make their way to the room/hall where a register will be taken.
  • We will provide an opportunity for the children to settle in and to discuss their day’s events.
  • We will provide a light snack, and drinks will be readily available.
  • We will encourage your child to be involved in the planning of activities.
  • We will provide a wide range of materials to encompass a broad curriculum.
  • We can supervise and support optional homework commitments.
  • You will be welcome at all times to discuss our work, and to share your child’s achievements and progress.
  • We will be consistent and reliable to enable you to have peace of mind

 Food and Drink

SPARKS Club will provide a healthy snack and drink between 3:30 and 4:00pm.

Please refer to Menu.

Communication with Parents/Guardians

Changes to SPARKS Club policies and procedures, as well as news and updates about the club will be communicated to parents/guardians on a regular basis. These will be communicated via newsletters or on the school website.

Part 3: Fees

Fees

Fees are reviewed on an annual basis, taking effect from September each year. Fees for the Breakfast Club and SPARKS Club are based on attendance per session, with sessions being defined as:

Breakfast Club

7:30am to 8:50am - £4.00 per session

7:45am to 8:50am - £3.00 per session

SPARKS Club

3:15pm to 5:45pm - £6.00 per session

Following an After School Club Activity (e.g. 4:15pm to 5:45pm) – £3.00

Retaining Fee (SPARKS Club only)

If your child/(ren) are absent from school or are attending a school based extra-curricular activity, a retaining fee of half the cost will be charged.

Payment

A bill will be sent home every Friday with the amount owed for that week, this bill must be paid by the following Monday. Failure to pay may result in your child being unable to attend the club.  If fees are in arrears a cash payment must be made to the office before sending your child to Breakfast Club/SPARKS Club.  Payments can be made by cheque (please make cheques payable to OLSA) or cash and vouchers from employers’ childcare voucher schemes. Please speak to the School Business Manager if you would like to set up Breakfast Club/SPARKS Club payments by voucher scheme.

Regular Bookings

Breakfast Club at this moment in time does not have a limited number of places.  We endeavour to ensure any parent who requires a service can book on to Breakfast Club without any notice.

SPARKS Club is limited to 30 places. If given a place, this is guaranteed for the child until the club is informed by the parents/guardians that the place is no longer required. Once all 30 places have been allocated, a waiting list will be implemented.

Occasional Places

It may be possible to reserve a place at SPARKS Club on an occasional basis only. Such sessions are charged at the normal rate with payment made at the time of booking.

Cancellations

Please inform SPARKS Club as soon as possible if your child/children will not be attending the session you have booked them for.  There is no refund for cancellations at SPARKS Club. In the case of absence due to illness, half fees will be payable for the first week of illness, after which, the Club will review the situation. A two week notice period is required to cancel your contracted days.  During holidays an email can be sent to the club email address.

Part 4: Policies and Procedures

School policies are adopted by Breakfast Club and SPARKS Club. These include Safeguarding, Child Protection, Health & Safety and Behaviour. Policies are available on the school’s website and paper copies are stored in the office. 

Specific Breakfast Club/SPARKS Club Policies

Dropping off Policy

The school bell will ring at 7:30am to indicate that the Breakfast Club is open.  Children WILL NOT be allowed to enter the Club until the bell has rung.  It is the parent/carers responsibility to ensure that their child arrives safely at the club.

Uncollected Child Policy

At the end of every session, the Club will ensure that all children are collected by a parent/carer or a designated adult. If for any reason, a child is not collected at the end of the session, the procedures detailed in the uncollected child policy will be activated.

  • If a child has not been collected by 5 minutes after the end of the session, the leader of the session will call the parent, carer or designated adult to ascertain the cause of the delay, and how long it is likely to last.
  • If after repeated attempts no contact is made, and a further 15 minutes has passed, the session leader will call social care for advice.
  • After social services have been contacted and have come for the child, the Club no longer holds responsibility. The Manager will leave a voicemail message (if possible) for parents and a note on the door of the club.

 

Late Pick up Policy

Parents must contact SPARKS Club if they are not going to pick up on time. Lateness, regardless of circumstances, will be charged at a rate of £5 for the first 15 minutes and a further £5 for any subsequent 5 minute period. Persistent lateness may result in loss of placement. The school bell will ring at 5:45pm every session to indicate that the Club has closed for the evening and late fees will apply.

 

Collection of Children/Security

We are very strict on security. Please take into account that your child can only be collected by the persons named on their registration form unless prior arrangements have been made, the person in question will be asked to provide a password (previously decided by the parent/guardian, and logged on the child’s registration form) on arrival. All children must be signed out of the After School Club by the parent/guardian collecting the child. All staff are employed by Our Lady and St Anselm’s RC Primary School in accordance with OFSTED regulations which require Disclosure and Barring Service checks to be carried out.

Part 5: Using the Service

In order for your child to use the service, you will have to fill out a series of forms in order to ensure that the SPARKS club staff have the information needed. These forms are:

  • Registration Form/Parental Agreement - A list of all numbers, contact information and emergency information needed. Also to include who is allowed to pick up your child/password. A signature is required to state that you understand our policies and agree with them. A list of regular sessions required.
  • Policy agreement form
  • First Aid
  • Health Care Plan – For those children who have a specific condition the Club needs to know about.

 

Complaints

If you have a complaint please feel that you can discuss this with the Manager at any time where she will try and work together to rectify it. If it is not remedied and you feel dissatisfied you can make a formal complaint to The Head Teacher.

Before children attend, parents are required to accept our terms and conditions, policies and procedures and to complete the relevant paperwork as previously mentioned.

We hope the above information is useful to you and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Part 6: Menus

 

Examples of Breakfast Provided at Breakfast Club

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sample Menu

 

Choice of three Cereals.

Toast with butter, jam or marmalade.

Potato Cakes

Choice of three Cereals.

Toast with butter, jam or marmalade.

Beans

Choice of three Cereals.

Toast with butter, jam or marmalade.

Crumpets

Choice of three Cereals.

Toast with butter, jam or marmalade.

Bagels

Choice of three Cereals.

Toast with butter, jam or marmalade.

Pancakes

 

 

 

Examples of Snacks Provided at SPARKS Club

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sample Menu

A

Beans / Spaghetti on toast

Crackers, cheese and fruit

Cheese and tomato pizza

Assorted wraps

Tomato pasta and pitta bread

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Sample Menu

B

Sandwich, crisp, fruit and a biscuit

Potato waffles

cheese/beans

Soup and a roll

Pizza

Fish finger or chicken wrap