Cragside Out of School Club

Cragside Church of England Primary School

Out of School Club

The majority of parents who send their children to Out of School Club are working parents, who need a reliable and flexible child care facility. It is Cragside  C of E Primary School Out of School Clubs aim to provide a safe and secure environment for your children; enabling you to have peace of mind whilst at work, doing shopping, or just taking a break!

Staffing

All of our staff are required to complete DBS checks, and the supervisory staff have appropriate qualifications and attend relevant courses. All members of the staff hold a current certificate in Paediatric First Aid and have up to date Child Protection Training (October 2015). Mrs Diane Sidney and Mrs Susan Davison staff our Out of School Club for both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Both Mrs Sidney and Mrs Davison are members of the school staff, working as Midday Supervisors in school as well as supervising our Out of School Club.

Opening Times and Fees

Session                                Per Child

Breakfast from 8:00am                       £3.00

After school: 3:10pm-5:15pm               £4.00 for first hour and £2:00 every additional half hour

(5:00pm on Fridays)

Payment of Fees

  • Fees are payable on a weekly basis. We accept cash, cheque or childcare vouchers. Cheques should be made payable to Cragside C of E Primary School. 
  • There is no reduction for leaving before the end of a session, nor is there a reduction for children attending another activity session before coming to the club.  The full fee is payable for all booked sessions

Changes to days and cancelling your place

If you need to change the sessions that your child attends, we will try to accommodate these changes wherever possible.

Breakfast Club

The breakfast club operates from 8.00 am until the start of the school day. Children are offered cereal or toast along with a drink and fruit. They are then free to take part in any of the activities available which include a physical games, drawing, board games and construction or watching TV.

Arrival

Children are brought into the breakfast club by their parents/carers who sign the register on leaving their child with a member of staff.  At 8.45am the children are escorted to their classrooms by a member of staff. 

After School Club

The children are collected from their classrooms by a member of staff and escorted to the club. The children are offered a snack and then staff may take the children outside into the playground area. We are committed to providing a healthy balanced snack and we are very mindful of avoiding unnecessary salt, sugar and fat content, additives and preservatives. Water is available for the children to drink at any time. The children are then free to take part in any of the activities on offer to them. We do arts & crafts, baking etc., with the children, particularly in the winter months when the weather is less clement.

Homework

An area is always available for them to do their homework. We also provide materials on request, such as paper, scissors, glue etc. The staff are happy to give homework support, providing it doesn’t require long periods of individual attention. If a child was having difficulty we would recommend that the child sought the assistance of their parents when returned home.

Departure

As each child is collected by their parent or carer, the time of collection and signature is recorded on the register. Please note that all those allowed to collect children from the club must be listed on the child’s registration forms and be known by the child.  A password system is in operation for added security, if your child is to be collected by a family friend or relative.

Please make provision for personal emergencies and traffic conditions which may prevent you collecting your child; by filling in the registration form as fully as possible, enabling you to send someone in your place. Please let the setting know if you can, as we can help reassure your child.

What the Club requires from the parent/carer

To ensure that the club is run efficiently and effectively there are a few things which parents and carers can do to help. Some of these points may seem like common sense, but we would like to be clear about our expectations thus avoiding misunderstandings. Your assistance with the following would be helpful and very much appreciated:

When collection arrangements for your child have changed please ensure that you inform us, in writing if you know in advance or by personally telephoning us if it is on the day.  Please inform us if your child is absent from the club.

Please telephone the school on 01670 714200. 

Changes

If you require extra or changes in days at the Out of School Club please be prompt in booking so as to avoid disappointment and to allow us to be prepared with the correct staff ratios.

When your address, telephone number or any other details alter please ask to amend your registration document so we have up to date information.

Medication 
Please provide us with medication for your child the first day they attend, along with any instructions we may need. Please ensure this is clearly labelled with your child's name and class.  School staff are only able to administer medicine which is prescribed for individual children and parents/carers must complete an ‘Administration of Medicines’ form prior to this happening.

Thank you for your assistance.