Primary Schools are now required to publish, alongside their Performance information, information about their childcare provision making it easier for parents/carers to know what is available.
Since Whinfield Primary School believes in students growing, developing and bonding outside of the classroom, there are a variety of activities available for all types of interests. Enrichment Activities and Hobbies will run in 10 week blocks, excluding half term week, as activities are not on during school holidays.
ALL activities will be available to book and pay for (if chargable) on the School Gateway . Please speak to the school office on 01325 240499 if you have any questions.
We try to rotate the activities to cater for all hobbies/interests and include all year groups. We have to rotate these opportunities due to the size of the school and the availability of space should the weather be inclement. Please let us know which activities your child would like to join in next term.
We also offer a Breakfast and After School Childcare. Please contact the school office to be added to the group to book and pay for your sessions.
Onsite Breakfast & After School Childcare Provision
The onsite childcare provision offers affordable breakfast and after school care in the safety and comfort of the school premises.
Our aim is to provide an affordable healthy and active start and end to the school day during term time only within the school premises, offering peace of mind for working parents/carers and is available to all pupils attending Whinfield Primary School, however, places are limited to ensure adequate staffing ratios.
Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and can be booked and paid for 7 days in advance using the School Gateway App or website. During normal operations, sessions cannot be changed and are non refundable once they have been booked and paid for by parents/carers so please check your sessions carefully when booking. When school is closed to all pupils for holidays, staff training days and emergencies, childcare will also be closed and therefore no fees are payable.
Breakfast and a snack are provided as well as a range of activities are offered in the school hall providing a safe, secure and relaxed environment.
- Breakfast session is available Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.45am
- After school session is available 3.00pm – 6.00pm
- Childcare sessions are currently available during term time only.
The schools Rewards system is continues during childcare as the children are familiar with system.
Childcare operates on a ‘not for profit’ basis to keep the fees to parents/carers as low as possible. This means the fees paid fund the staff salaries, food and resources for the children, no profit is made from the childcare service.
- Breakfast club £2.30 per session
- After school £10 per session
Operating during COVID Pandemic
Following the relaxation of the guidance during the summer holidays we are still ensuring the children remain as safe as possible.
Please note that as childcare is a self funding non profit making service we ask for your cooperation as the COVID pandemic continues as we will need to remain flexible and able to follow any changes in guidance.
We understand that money may difficult for families at this time therefore Governors agreed that if there is any forced closure for all pupils due to an imposed lock down, childcare fees will not be charged to parents/carers, as school is unable to provide the service.
However, refunding every child isolating, whilst still operating for those children in school, is not financially viable for the childcare service. Therefore, Governors have agreed a compromise, if your child is isolating, then the first 7 calendar days will be payable as normal. If the isolation is for a longer period such as 14 days school will refund any pre booked childcare from day 8.
Covid Lock downs and Isolation’s are completely beyond the control of both school and parents/carers therefore we thank you for your co-operation and understanding during this time to safeguard the childcare provision.
All queries regarding childcare should be directed to Mrs P Porter, Breakfast Club Leader, who can be contacted on 07900 702316 firstname.lastname@example.org or via the school office on 01325 240499. If Mrs Porter is unavailable to deal with your query immediately please leave a message and she will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours.