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Breakfast and After School Club

Breakfast and After School Club

The primary purpose of the breakfast club is to support families and their children by providing a healthy breakfast and a positive start to the school day.

After school club has been set up to assist with working parents’ childcare arrangements and we aim to be flexible where possible. If you work shifts or part time and cannot give us fixed days then we will do our best to accommodate you.

Requesting a Place

Parents can request a place for their child by completing the relevant form (click here) Once this has been completed booking will be online via the school money app/website once the application has been processed.

Times of Club

Children who attend breakfast club can be dropped off at 7.30am. The latest they can arrive is 8.00am

Children in Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage are to be accompanied onto the premises and handed over to a member of staff. Children in Key Stage 2 may be dropped at the door but must not arrive earlier than 7.30am

After school club runs in 3 sessions between 3.00pm - 5.45pm Monday to Friday, term time only.

The club is open until 5.45pm, term time only and is run by our own staff. There will be a charge for any late collections past this time.

Payment

Payment must be made in advance through www.SchoolMoney.co.uk or via the app. Booked places must be paid for even in the absence of the child, unless the breakfast club supervisor is notified 2 days in advance. This enables the vacant days to be offered to another child. You will not be charged if your child is absent due to illness or approved leave. Your child will be unable to attend if there are any arears on the account.

We accept childcare vouchers. If you have any questions, regarding payments please contact finance@ramsgateartsprimaryschool.co.uk

There is a Daily Rate of £2.00 per day for breakfast club.

The rates for after school club are:

  • Session 1 – 3.00pm to 4.30pm £4.00 (Years R-2)
  • Session 2 - 3.00pm to 5.45pm £8.00 (Years R-2)
  • Session 3 - 4.15pm to 5.45pm £5.00 (Years 3-6)
  • Session 1 includes a healthy snack and a drink.
  • Sessions 2 and 3 include a light tea and drink.

The children are offered a variety of activities to participate in but most of all they have fun. It is like having friends round to play each night but we do the tidying up!

Pupil Premium

A number of places will be reserved for children entitled to Pupil Premium. They will be invited to attend by the wellbeing o Head of School.

The Menu

Fresh fruit juice and fruit, toast, cereal (served with semi-skimmed milk) and yoghurt will be available daily at breakfast club, with healthy wraps, vegetables (i.e. Carrot sticks, cucumber) and soups available at after school club.

The Model of Practice

We operate both clubs by encouraging a family atmosphere. We believe this is best done with a degree of self-help, so children are involved in setting the tables and helping to serve (safety first of course) Older children often willingly support the younger children. After, children play games and engage in other play activities.

From 8.20am when the gates are open, breakfast club children tidy games and activities away and take their belongings to class. Younger children will be escorted to the appropriate drop off place.

Behaviour

We expect the same level of commitment to behaviour in breakfast club as we do the rest of the time. Parents will be informed in the first instance if behaviour is giving cause for concern. If a child is not responding to guidance and support, they may not be permitted to attend breakfast club.

Attendance

Parents/carers must book a place online before their child can attend either club. This must done on the school money system at least 5 days in advance as numbers are limited. We also operate an ‘as and when’ system for emergencies and shift workers. Again, a form is to be completed annually to cover attendance. We will accept telephone bookings if you have already completed the relevant form for your child. However, there will only be a small handful of spaces reserved for these.

Arrival

On arrival at either club, a member of staff will immediately record the child’s attendance in the daily register, the room will be set up ready for the children’s arrival and all health and safety checks completed.

Departures

No adult other than those named on the registration form will be allowed to leave the club with a child. In the event that someone else should arrive without prior knowledge, the ASC will telephone the parent/carer immediately.

If the child is to be collected by someone other than the parent/carer, this must be indicated to a member of staff prior to the start of a session and recorded by the ASC.

Absences

If a child is going to be absent from a booked session, parents must contact the club in advance. If a child is absent from the club without prior warning, staff will check to see if they attended school that day. A thorough search of the entire premises will commence. If after 15 minutes of thorough searching the whereabouts of the child is not clear, staff will immediately contact the parent/carer to determine if the child is at home. If the child is not at the club, the supervisor will notify the police.

Contact

The Club supervisor is contactable on 07852989490 during club hours only.

Late Collection

Late pick-ups will be charged (£2.50 per 5 minutes after 5.45pm)

Administration of Medicine

A medication form will need to be completed by the parent/carer prior to the club starting. These can be requested from the office.

Involving Children

We believe in involving children whenever decisions are made within the club that affects them.

At Ramsgate Arts Primary we believe that actively involving children in decision-making processes is beneficial to children, staff and the club.

The staff will consult with the children regularly about:

  • Activities they enjoy
  • Activities they would like to do

Club Rules

Please take time to read the club rules to your child.

  • Always remember to use good manners and speak politely to everyone.
  • Listen to members of staff without interruption.
  • Do as you are told without argument.
  • Keep control and communicate your thoughts and feelings in a proper way.
  • Play fairly and kindly, without roughness, so that no-one feels threatened by the way you speak or act.
  • Respect other people’s property.
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.

The schools behaviour policy also applies to the extended day programme.