Out of School Club

Out of School Club

Brambles is a well-established out of school club. We can take up to 30 children for each session before and after school.

Session times

7:45 am or 8:00 am to 8:45 am

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Plans for each week are on display and these are topic based. If you would like more information please see a member of staff.

If your child is coming before school then please bring everything they will need for school plus their lunch (if required). If you have a message for school we are very happy to pass it on to a member of staff.

If your child is coming in after school please ensure that you have provided your child with a snack, staff members are available at school (during drop-off) to collect snack boxes.

If your child is unwell, please phone to let us know between as soon as possible (01926 854 486). Unfortunately you will still be charged for unattended sessions. If your child has suffered sickness, diarrhoea or a fever, please do not bring them to school for at least 48 hours. We run the same infection control policy as Thorns.

Brambles’ Holiday Club operates during every Thorns school holidays. Our planning follows the government’s ‘Every Child Matters’ framework and is topic-based. The topics for each school holiday can be found on the booking form posted on this website before each holiday. For further information please contact Sarah Hudson. If your child has any suggestions for activities please let us know & we will incorporate them where possible

If your child is unwell, please phone to let us know between as soon as possible (01926 854 486). You will be charged for unattended sessions. If your child has suffered sickness, diarrhoea or a fever, please do not bring them to Brambles for at least 48 hours. We run the same infection control policy as Thorns.

Daily Routine

Out of School AM

The out of school club opens its doors at 7:45 am to welcome children and their parents. We have a wide range of activities set up for the children to play with including arts and crafts, games, puzzles, and role play. We also have a quiet area. We escort the children to school at 8:45 am, take them to their classroom and pass on any messages from parents to the staff at Thorns.

Out of School PM

Brambles staff collect the children from Thorns at 3.00pm. The children from years 1 and 2 are sent from their classroom by the teacher to meet us in the hall. The reception children are collected from their classroom.

We take the register and talk to the children about their day whilst handing out any letters or art work. We then go outside on the play ground and play with a wide range of outdoor toys. We stay outside until around 4:00 pm (weather permitting) and then we have a snack. We ask parents to provide a small snack for their child which is stored in the fridge.

After snack-time we have a wide range of activities for the children to enjoy (including art and craft, games, puzzles, quiet area, role play, television, computers and an adult directed activity). We also now have a Nintendo Wii (usage is limited). We ask the children to get involved in our planning and use their ideas (when possible).

At 5.30 pm encourage all the children to help tidy up any activities that are not being played with.

Fees

Session charges (from September 2021)

7:45 am to 8:00 am £6.15 (£6.40)

8:00 am to 8:50 am £5.15 (£5.35)

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm £9.45 (£9.85)

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm £14.20 (£14.75)

There is a non-refundable registration fee of £30 for Out of School Club. Invoices are issued monthly and in advance. Payment is upon receipt and can be made directly into our bank account, by cheque, by childcare vouchers, or the Tax Free Childcare scheme. We reserve the right to apply an admin fee of £10.00 for late payment of invoices.

We understand that sometimes parents are unavoidably late collecting their children. Please let us know if you are going to be late. A late collection charge will apply and a penalty of £10 will be payable for 3 instances of late collection per half term.