Little Octopus and Little Starfish Clubs
Please note that we are unable to offer the Little Octopus and Little Starfish Clubs at this time. They will only run if demand is high enough and staffing is available.
Little Octopus Breakfast Club and Little Starfish After Nursery Club
Our clubs aim to provide excellent childcare for Little Fishes Nursery children who have turned three. The club is run in line with the ethos of the nursery and the school on the school premises.
Little Octopus Breakfast Club
Tuesday to Thursday, 8.00am to 8.50am - £5.00 per session.
Children who have turned 3 will be able to join our Little Octopus Club from 8.00am in the morning until the start of the morning nursery session at 8.50am. Children can be dropped off from 8.00am at the Rainbow Room back door, please follow the signs to the Rainbow Room and ring the bell. Parents should accompany their child and hand them over to a member of staff. All children will be offered a breakfast which includes a number of healthy options such as cereal and toast. Breakfast time will be a sociable time with groups of children sitting together around a table. Children will go straight from the Breakfast Club to the Nursery at 8.50am.
Little Starfish After Nursery Club
Monday to Thursday, 3.15pm to 5.30pm - £11.50 per session
Children who have turned 3 will be able to join our Little Starfish Club from the end of the afternoon session at 3.00pm in the afternoon until 5.30pm. Children will be taken from the nursery at the end of the school day to Little Starfish Club. Drinks and a small snack are included in the session price. Children may bring an additional snack or drink if required. Drinks on offer will be water and squash. Snacks may include fruit or a plain biscuit. Parents can collect their child any time up until 5.30pm. Children need to be collected from the back door, please follow the signs to the Rainbow Room and ring the door bell.
Children must be picked up on time, no later than 5.30pm. If children are picked up late, parents will be charged £3.50 for every 15 minutes later than the club closing time.
Activities on Offer
A number of planned activities will be on offer. These will vary from day to day and week to week. Activities may include games in the main hall, cooking, painting, drawing and craft, board games, activities on the field or playground, and music.
Making a Booking and Payment
Spaces in the Little Octopus and Starfish Clubs are available to book on a first come first served basis via sQuid, our online booking and payment system. Dates are made available to book on a half termly basis. Payment is made online at the time of booking and funding cannot be used for the clubs. We can also accept payment from your Tax Free Childcare account and Childcare Vouchers. Please advise the school office who will adjust your account so that you are able to make a booking without making payment, and you will then be issued with an invoice. The invoice should be paid within 7 working days; once the school has received payment your booking is secured. If we do not receive payment within this time we will assume that you no longer wish to continue with the booking and cancel your booking. If you are using Tax Free Childcare please remember to forward the HMRC receipt to email@example.com in confirmation of payment. To ensure the smooth running of the Little Octopus and Little Starfish Clubs we will only be able to accept children for a full half term at a time. The clubs are self-financing and are not subsidised by the nursery or school budget.
We are registered with a number of Childcare Voucher services:
- Edenred Account Number – P20505430
- Computershare Voucher Account Number – 0014629387
- Kiddivouchers – Post Code: BN43 6PE; Ofsted: 126049
- Sodexo Account Number: 178336
- Co-op Childcare Account Number: 85104536
- Care4 Account Number: 79894376
- RG Childcare Number: 58270793229
- Fideliti Childcare Vouchers – Use school name and Post Code: BN43 6PE
- Salary Exchange.
Wrap around childcare for Armed forces Families
The Ministry of Defence has announced that after a series of successful pilots, wrap around childcare (WAC) will be available to all eligible Service personnel in the UK from autumn 2022.
Service personnel can apply for up to 20 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year) of wraparound childcare funding for 4 to 11-year-old children attending before and after school clubs in the UK. To be eligible, the Service person and their partner, or a sole parent in a lone parent family, must be in paid employment, or re-starting work within the next 31 days, earning a weekly income equivalent to 16 hours at the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.
Funding can be used with any Ofsted approved (or equivalent) childcare setting, however the childcare provider must be able to accept payments from Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) accounts and a TFC account must be set up for each child that they want to claim funding for. To find out more, including more information around the eligibility criteria, please read these FAQs.
If you wish to change or cancel a session that you have booked please put this in writing. Refunds will be given providing you give at least four weeks' notice of cancellation. If for some reason your child does not attend a session that you have booked e.g. for illness, refunds will not be given, except at the discretion of the Headteacher.
Contacting the Clubs
The school office is manned from 8.00am until 4.30pm, alternatively please call the clubs directly on 07849 643675.
A minimum of two staff, employed by the school, will be responsible for the club each day, and Early Years supervision ratios will be maintained. Typically this will be Teaching Assistants who know the children in the nursery and the school very well.
Code of Conduct
The clubs have a strict code of conduct as follows. Children must:
- Respect staff and other children
- Look after school and club property
- Keep to normal school rules and expectations
Children who break this code of conduct will either be given a warning or banned from the club. There will be no refund and no right of appeal.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents may not use the school car park at any time. If there is insufficient demand for the clubs, or the clubs close for other reason we will provide a minimum of 4 weeks notice.