Breakfast Club & Afterschool Club Information 2019-2020
The Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club are managed by Dog Kennel Hill Primary School and they are extended school activities. Both clubs include the opportunity to have a choice of food and drink for a healthy start to the day or a healthy afterschool meal, and to join in the activities on offer. The children are encouraged to be independent at these times and to make decisions for themselves through the choice of food and drink and to participate in informal activities with each other developing social and interactive skills. Breakfast Club is designed to allow children to be in school from 7.30am onwards and the Afterschool Club is designed to allow children to be in school from 3.15 pm to 6.00 pm.
- To provide a welcoming, safe, secure environment for pupils before the beginning of the school day and at the end of the school day.
- To enable pupils to eat breakfast before the start of the school day in a pleasant, relaxed environment or/and enjoy a meal with their friends afterschool.
- To enable pupils to take part in extracurricular activities outside of school hours.
- To provide a calm play environment for those pupils.
- To provide an affordable childcare provision for parents.
Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club are open to all pupils attending Dog Kennel Hill Primary School from their 5th birthday. Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am to 8.50am. Children should arrive no later than 8.15am if they wish to take breakfast as this enables the staff to clear food and clean before the start of the school day. The Afterschool Club is open from 3.15pm to 6.00pm. The child’s details, medical conditions, the parent/carer contact details, and an additional emergency contact name, address and telephone numbers are kept in the school’s office. It is the responsibility of parent/carer to ensure that the school office is informed of contact changes.
An application form must be completed prior to the first time your child attends the club(s) indicating parental consent. Attendance is recorded in a register.
Staffing and Supervision:
The children are adequately supervised at all times. All members of staff are DBS checked, at least one member of staff holds a current first aid certificate. The catering staff have attended a food hygiene course. During Breakfast Club, it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that the child(ren) are handed over safely to the staff on duty. In the afternoon, the children will be handed over to their parents and will be signed out by one of the Afterschool Club staff.
Food and Activities:
Children will be offered a range of food. Healthy food such as fruit will always be available. Following breakfast or the afternoon meal, a number of activities will be on offer for the children to participate in. These will include craft activities, games and toys. All resources necessary for the club are purchased through the school budget designated for the Breakfast Club or Afterschool Club.
This charging policy outlines the schools policy on charging parents. We require parents to give at least 2 weeks term time notice if their child is to finish attending Breakfast/Afterschool Club so that invoices can be settled and numbers can be readjusted in the setting.
The Breakfast Club fee is £16 per week for each child over 5 days per week or there is an option of £7 for each child over 2 days per week. The Afterschool Club fee is £40 per week for each child over 5 days per week or there is an option of £25 for each child over 2 days per week. The charge is made irrespective of whether your child attends or not. The Breakfast/Afterschool Club fees charged cover the cost of staffing, food and equipment and day to day running costs.
The responsibility for payment of fees, charges and penalties lies at all times with the person who has made the booking. Payment must be made in advance, either monthly or every two weeks. This can be in the form of a cheque/childcare vouchers/Arbor online payments. Receipts will be issued once payment has been received. The school has a no cash policy in place from 1st April 2019. If payments are not made in advance, your child’s place will be removed and you will have to re-apply for when a space becomes available.
Emergency Places/Ad-hoc days:
At times a place may be required in emergencies. Those families requiring to use the service should contact the school office at the earliest convenience. A charge of £15 per session for the Afterschool Club and a charge of £5 per session for Breakfast Club, which will need to be paid on the day or following day at the latest. This space will only be granted if there is space available, this is because we must maintain a student staff ratio at all times under legal requirements. Also note that if there is an outstanding payment your child will not be able to attend in case of an emergency.
Notice of any increase/changes in fees:
It may be necessary to change fees from time to time, however parents/carers will always be given at least 3 weeks’ notice of this.
Our behaviour policy is in line with the schools behaviour policy. The schools behaviour policy is based on positive reinforcement and modelling of good behaviour. Children are expected to show a good standard of behaviour and courtesy at all times.
Contingency Arrangements for Staff Absences and Emergencies:
Arrangements for cover of staff due to absence is organised by the club supervisor, who keeps a register of staff available for cover.
Children should exit the hall and assemble in the school lower playground. The register will be taken.
If First Aid is administered, the treatment given is recorded in the Incident Book. A note and/or telephone call will be made to inform parents of what treatment the child has received.
Inhalers are kept in the school office. If a child’s needs an inhaler a member of the afterschool club staff will get it. If a parent/carer wishes to leave medication to be administered during school hours they will be given a medication form to complete and the medicine and form will be left in school office only if it has been prescribed by a doctor and the child’s name is clearly labelled on the medication.
A risk assessment has been carried out for Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club.
All members of the Afterschool Club have attended the in house safeguarding training at Dog Kennel Hill Primary School. Dog Kennel Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.