Out of School Club

Introduction

St. Peter’s Out of School Club was established in May 2004 in response to the growing need for quality childcare provision before and after school. Since then the provision has gone from strength to strength and we now employ 3 highly-experienced and qualified staff and support over 30 families with their childcare needs.

 

Ethos

The out of school provision very much mirrors the values and ethos of the school, utilising every opportunity to open doors for our children through learning, faith and care. The OOSC provides a happy and safe place for learners to try new things and learn new skills. The club follows the Playwork Principles in all its activities.

The club offers a wealth of fun, play-based activities throughout the academic year: Pasta making, crafting, gardening and painting to name a few. Children are also treated to regular parties and theme events as part of the provision.

 

The Setting

The Out of School Club occupies its own purpose-converted space within school. The setting has a wealth of available resources for children to use within each session and benefits from a large open plan space in which children can play.

The setting also utilises the extensive outside space, including garden and forest school areas.

 

Parents as Partners

We understand that parents’ requirements for before and after-school care will be different depending upon their specific circumstances and we endeavour to offer a flexible approach and a willingness to help in all that we do.

If you would like your child to complete homework in our after-school sessions, we will provide a quiet space for them to work and support them with this as much as possible.

Registration forms include those who are authorised to collect children from the OOSC, if anyone different is to collect children we ask that parents let the setting know via phone/ class dojo. A password system is in use to ensure children’s safety.  

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s welfare or well-being whilst attending OOSC we urge you to speak with the OOSC manager as soon as possible, so that we can work with you and your child to find a positive solution to any problems which may arise.

Copies of the OOSC policies are available on request and displayed in the entrance corridor for your information.

 

Snacks

In morning sessions children are offered a breakfast choice of toast and cereal, along with water, juice and milk available throughout the session.

In afternoon sessions an after-school snack of toast or fruit is offered to all children before they begin their activities.

 

The OOSC Staff

OOSC Manager:               Mrs Jane Elkin

Playworkers:                    Miss Amanda Lamb and Mr Darren Booth

 

Session Prices – September 2020

 

Single Child

Multiple Child Discount Price

Morning Session (7.45am – 8.45am)

£5 per child

£4 per child

Afternoon Session

Early Finish

(3.30pm – 4.30pm)

£5 per child

£4 per child

Afternoon Session

Late Finish

(3.30pm – 5.45pm)

£8 per child

£7 per child

 

Booking Sessions

Sessions are bookable in advance and booked in half-termly blocks. This allows us to ensure adequate staffing in each session to meet your requirements. By booking a session with us, you agree to pay for the session regardless of whether your child attends it (for example through illness).

Additional ad-hoc sessions will be accommodated if possible and these will be invoiced at the start of the next half-term, along with any pre-booked sessions. Pre-booking is the only way to guarantee the sessions that you want, as we will not be able to accommodate additional sessions if the staffing levels are not sufficient. 

 

Contact OOSC

Call: 01889 270233 (During school hours) or 07905499033 (During OOSC hours)

Email: jelkin@st-peters-hixon.staffs.sch.uk

Class Dojo: Message Mrs Elkin via Class Dojo.

 

Terms and Conditions

For full terms and conditions, please download our OOSC information leaflet.