“The breakfast club is very well organised and provides pupils with a nutritious start to the school day. Adults provide a good variety of games and activities that encourage pupils to cooperate , share and play well together”

OFSTED JANUARY 2016

Aims
• To provide a happy, welcoming place at the start of the school day where all children are valued.
• To help children be healthy.
• To encourage all areas of the children’s development through their play.
• To ensure the safety and welfare of each child.
• To offer a varied and stimulating range of play opportunities.
• To support working parents by providing an affordable childcare facility.
• Be consistent and reliable to enable parents to have confidence and peace of mind whilst their child is at Breakfast Club.

Admissions
There are currently 30 places available for Breakfast Club.
The club is fully inclusive for children from Reception to Year 6. Any parent/guardian with a child that has any additional or special needs should record these on the compulsory membership form. This is so that any child can be appropriately welcomed into the club.
Opening Times
Term time only

Monday to Friday 7.45am – 8.45am
Breakfast stops being served at 8.15am; this is the last entry time for children to attend.

INSET Days

Breakfast club will not operate on staff development days.

Booking and Payment Arrangements

A completed membership form is required for each child attending the club. Places at the club are allocated on a strictly “first come, first served basis.” The cost is £1. 00 per morning (free for children entitled to Pupil Premium Grant, PPG). This should be paid in advance or on the day. A child does not need to attend every day. No child will be turned away from Breakfast Club, but if a child has not paid then the parents/carers will be contacted and payment requested.

Location of Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club sessions are held in the dining hall.

Behaviour
The school’s Behaviour and Discipline Policy is applicable to the Breakfast Club to ensure consistency for the children at the club.
If a child continually behaves badly the school reserves the right to withdraw the place.

Communication with Parents
Staff may have verbal communication with parents/guardians where the parent/guardian asks a message to be passed onto a teacher.

Staffing
Breakfast Club is supervised by two staff members. They work together to ensure that the children have activities to occupy themselves with and that they are playing safely. All staff have DBS checks and are dedicated to promoting opportunities for child centred play following guidelines and standards which are set by Ofsted.
Our staff:child ratio is 1:15. Staff are on site by 7.45am and are ready to serve breakfast at 7.45am.

Routine
Children should enter Breakfast Club via the main school entrance.
During their time at the club, as well as breakfast, they will have the choice of activities in which they may wish to participate.

The staff will then release the Y3-6 children onto the top playground from 8.15am (Y1&2 children are requested to stay with their older siblings if they go out early otherwise are Released to go to their classes as outside doors open at 8.45am).

Breakfast Menu
Children have the choice whether to have food or not, although they are encouraged to do so. The registration form will detail any specific requirements a child has.
Food served: toast, porridge, jam, Flora, wholegrain cereals, baked beans, orange juice, plain water, organic yogurts, and semi – skimmed milk.
From time to time for special occasions and events, the school may deviate from the above menu.

Indoor Activities
Each child is encouraged to make their own choices regarding the activities they choose to participate in. Weekly programmes of activities may include:
• Art using various mediums and the exploration of cultural diversity
• Crafts using a wide variety of textures and materials
• Board games
• Reading and homework

Each child is given a file in which to keep their work.

Complaints Procedure
All complaints in writing by a parent regarding the Breakfast Club will be dealt with following the school’s Complaints Policy.

Cancellations
The only possible cause for cancellations would be school closure due to adverse weather conditions or problems with the building. A member of school staff will endeavour to contact individuals by text or phone by 7.30am – School closures are reported locally on Star FM radio station and on the school website.

Emergencies

As part of the membership form parents will be asked to complete emergency contact numbers to enable Breakfast Club staff to contact them in the case of emergency.

School phone number:
01753 534791