Breakfast and After School Club
Mrs O'RourkeBreakfast & After School Club Manager
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Cromwell and to share my excitement in joining you for this new academic year, both before and after school.
I joined the school in September 2016 and my current role is providing care and fun in Breakfast and After School Club. Every day I provide the children with a range of healthy snacks, fun and lively activities and a safe environment to explore and enjoy.
At Cromwell, we have access to some fantastic facilities and space. This allows us to provide a wide range of activities and stimulate the children’s imaginations. Breakfast and After School Club is a fantastic way for your child to socialise with others outside of the classroom environment. They are able to concentrate on having fun together and making connections with the other children within the Primary phase. Breakfast and After School Club, being a part of the school, allows that extra time for the children to catch up with the fun stuff. Activities include Make Tuesday, where we make seasonal craft items such as Love Bugs for Valentines; Bake Thursday and Pizza and Movie Friday.
I look forward to meeting you all soon!
Breakfast and After School Club Manager
Before School Club is open from 7:45am until 8:55am
After School Club is open from 3:15pm until 6:00pm
To contact the Club during these times please telephone 01354 697499
Introduction to Breakfast and After School Club: We open at 7:45am and cannot accept responsibility for children before that time. A responsible person (sixteen years or over) must sign the child in, so please do not leave your child in the playground or drop them off at the gate. The Breakfast and After School Club Manager will collect children from the classroom at 3.15pm and they will then be registered at the club. Breakfast and After School Club will only run when the school itself is open for the children. For example, it will not be open during the school holidays and on teacher training days.
Morning: 7.45am to 8.55am - £4.00 breakfast included
3.15pm – 4.15pm £4.00
4.15pm – 5.15pm £4.00
5.15pm - to 6.00pm £3.00
All snacks are included in these costs.
We play in our lovely garden area using the bikes and scooters when the weather is kind.
Relax with a book!
We have a homely, comfortable seating area where children can sit on the sofa and explore a wide range of different reading books.
There are different craft activities every day of the week, but Tuesday is our special evening for getting messy (with aprons on!) and creating themed craft items.
We make delicious treats every Thursday.
Friday Film and Pizza night!
Every Friday after school we will watch a selection of films with a delicious slice of pizza (or two)!
Breakfast and Tea
These meals are available to children who attend Breakfast and After School Club and are included in the cost. These consist of a selection of cereals, seasonal fresh fruit, yoghurts and toast/crumpets served with butter and jam each morning.
Crackers, sandwiches, hummus, vegetable sticks and fruit will be available in the afternoon. We will also try to include cooking activities after school so will, on occasion, make biscuits or similar snacks. We will aim to meet the needs of all special dietary requirements.
Breakfast and After School Club closes promptly at 6.00pm and all children must be collected by this time. Late collection beyond the booking time will incur a charge of £5 for every 15 minutes. When you collect your child, please sign him/her out and mark the time of collection. This is essential as the register is used as a checklist in case of a fire. No child may leave without being accompanied by a nominated person. If you have arranged for someone else to collect your child(ren) then you must speak to a member of staff or contact the main school office who will make sure a message gets to relevant staff. If this is not done, we will not allow your child to leave unless we have spoken to you and sought permission.
Only nominated persons will be allowed to collect children from the Club, and they must be aged 16 years or over. At the end of an evening session if a responsible adult fails to turn up and we are unable to contact any of the named persons on the registration form, we will follow the school procedures for a “left child” (if there is no contact with responsible person within 30 minutes, Social Care will be contacted).
Prior to booking Breakfast and After School Club sessions you must ensure that you have completed the Registration Form below:
To purchase a slot for Breakfast and/or After School Club please log onto your ParentMail account, go to 'Accounts', either Breakfast and/or After School Club, click on the calendar to select the date required, select time slots, select 'Pay Now'. Your calendar will then show in green if the item has been purchased, beige if it is still in your basket and dark grey if it is not available.
We advise that parents/carers apply for working family tax credits, as you may be entitled to help with childcare costs.
One-off bookings can be made subject to availability, with payment at time of booking via ParentMail.
Please note: When you fill in a booking form for Breakfast and After School Club, you are entering into a contract and so are liable for all the costs of the hours you have booked.
Methods of payment - ParentMail. Childcare vouchers can also be used.
If you need to cancel your child’s place at the club, you will need to give 48 hours notice to not be charged. As you will have paid in advance, these charges will be deducted from future payments. You will be charged for booked sessions even if your child does not attend that have not been cancelled. You will not be charged if your child goes home from school due to sickness or if they are attending a school sporting event.
Terms of Membership
Breakfast and After School Club provides before and after school care, currently for children in reception and in future years in year groups 1 – 6 as the school grows. We cannot guarantee a place for a child, but we do strive to meet the needs of all parents and children alike.
Discipline Policy Aims: Our aims are to encourage the development in each child a sense of individual social responsibility and of self-discipline.
Ethos: The college values underpin all that we do and we aim to have a happy, caring atmosphere in which children are treated with respect by staff and in turn demonstrate the same behaviour.
Safety: It is necessary for children’s safety that at all times the supervising adult should be in control of the children in his/her care. The supervising adult is acting in ‘loco parentis’ and should act as a responsible adult would. The Executive Head is the final arbiter, and they are ultimately responsible for ensuring appropriate arrangements. Children need the sense of security which comes from a well-controlled environment and the certainty that inappropriate behaviour is unacceptable. Whilst the staff are the main influence on the behaviour of the children, and appropriate activities are prepared, there will be some children in the best managed environment whose behaviour will cause concern. While in an ideal world children will be getting the same message at home as they are at school, it is recognised that for some children the nature of acceptable behaviour will differ between home and the Club.
Occasionally staff will need to maintain their control by the use of sanctions such as ‘time out’, informal discussions with parent’s/guardians or more formal arrangements. This will always involve the Head of Primary and parents/guardian with informal discussions of a child’s behaviour. If a responsible adult is placed in charge of collecting a child (in loco parentis), that adult will be informed of the behaviour, and it is therefore the responsibility of that adult to pass the information onto the child’s parent/guardian.
1. A reprimand
2. ‘Time out’
3. The child’s actions will be formally taken to the Head of School, who will deal with the situation as they consider appropriate.
4. If such sanctions are considered to be occurring frequently, the child will be warned that his/her parents/carers will be contacted.
5. The parents/carers are contacted by the Manager of the club and asked to come to the school to discuss the situation.
6. If these measures fail then the child will be excluded from Breakfast and After School Club for a specified period of time.
7. The child will either be reinstated or permanently excluded from Breakfast and After School Club.
8. There may be occasions when an instant exclusion could be implemented if it is felt that the child has become a danger to themselves or others.