Wrap Around Care
Wrap Around Care - Breakfast and Afterschool Club
Townfield Primary School operates a Breakfast and Afterschool club. It is run by qualified and experienced staff and is open to all children between the ages of 3-11 years.
The children are cared for in a relaxed, yet enjoyable environment where social interaction between all age groups is encouraged. Our aim is to keep children safe, happy and entertained.
The children are asked what they would like to do whilst in the setting and plans are drawn up based on their individual interests and needs. If a child requires help with homework or needs some specific help within an area of learning, then the staff will endeavour to work with your child and the class teacher to support them.
Children can be dropped off from 7.45 am; for safeguarding reasons they must be escorted to the door and handed over to a member of staff to be registered. At 8.45 am they are taken by a member of staff to their classrooms and handed over to their teachers.
They are offered a choice of cereals, toasted bread, crumpets or muffins, yoghurts, fruit and drinks which include milk, water and fruit juice. Please see example menu below.
The children also have activities to keep them occupied: board games and puzzles, craft and drawing equipment, small world toys and construction.
Children from nursery and Reception are brought over by their teachers, Key stage 1 children are collected from their classrooms by a member of the team and Key stage 2 children make their own way to us. If your child is attending any other extra-curricular activity after school and you wish for them to come to us after this, then please inform us so that we know to expect them and to save them some snack.
All children are registered when they arrive and then go to wash their hands for snack.
Snacks consist of a healthy choice of foods which compliment what they have had to eat at lunch time in school and provide a balanced diet. There is a 4 weekly rota (see below).
Children can then choose what they would like to do. There is always an adult led activity which will be based on the children’s interests or that will teach them a specific skill. E.g. Tying and cleaning their shoes, cookery, sewing, den building and much more.
We also have access to the outdoor play areas and the ICT area and a vast range of games and toys to choose from.
Children can be collected anytime up to closing at 6.00 pm. A late charge of £5.00 per 15 minutes will apply if they are collected late. Children will not be released to anybody under the age of 18 or anyone without their password.
Booking Wrap Around Care
Bookings should ONLY be made in advance and paid for using SCOPAY. There are a limited number of places so that we can ensure staff ratios are correct. Care paid for via childcare vouchers/national savings accounts must still be booked via SCOPAY to secure your child's place. To book and pay for your child's place please log in to SCOPAY and select the session you wish to book. If you experience any difficulties booking a place, please contact staff by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for your login and password details.
See below SCOPAY guidance notes in relation to managing your account and making bookings.
Payments for wrap around care must be made in advance. For occasions where ad hoc or last minute wrap around care is required, please ensure payment is made on the day.
Payments can be made as follows:-
- Via SCOPAY (either online or using the SCOPAY app) - log in details and password can be obtain by emailing one the above email addresses. Once you have logged in, the SCOPAY app will automatically remember your details.
- In cash in advance at the school office - payment by cash should only be used where there is no alternative to prevent the need to visit the school office in line with Covid restrictions.
Payments made via Childcare Vouchers/National Savings Account (Salary Sacrifice)
Any monies paid by via salary sacrifice schemes can only be used towards childcare. Balances cannot be transferred to school dinner, school trip or nursery accounts. Any accounts which accrue large credits cannot be refunded directly, as any overpayment reimbursement will be returned direct to the voucher provider to ensure the appropriate tax deductions are dealt with in line with Tax Regulations.
Wrap Around Menus
Our menus are continually updated to ensure children are given a good variety of choices and children are invited to provide suggestions and contribute to new menus - see example menu below.
Breakfast Club - £3.50, sibling - £2.75
After School - £9.00, sibling £6.75.
Children must be collected before 6.00 pm or a late charge will apply of £5.00 per 15 minutes.
The school mobile phone can also be used to call in an emergency out of school hours on 07889 357 238.