Pre and after school clubs
St James CE Primary Academy's, Out of School Club is Governor run and Managed by the Principal.
We currently provide care for up to 16 children between the ages of 4 and 11 years of age.
Places are offered on a first-come first-served basis. When all places have been filled a waiting list will be established. Places will be offered in line with the school policy with priority being given to siblings of children already attending the club and those requiring the greatest number of sessions/hours per week.
Children can be collected from the club at any time from 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Children will only be allowed to leave the club with a known parent or carer as identified on the registration form. It is the parent or carer’s responsibility to inform the club if another person is to be collecting their child. This person will be asked to provide the password given by parents during registration so that their identification can be verified. The club will refuse collection of a child if the person is unknown to school/club staff or no permission has been given.
Please inform the school at the earliest opportunity if your child will not be attending for their booked sessions. In line with safeguarding procedures, when a child does not arrive for a booked session, parents will be contacted to confirm the circumstances and safety of their child.
Standard pre-booked fees are £5.50 per hour after school and £5.50 for breakfast session.
Both before and after school sessions include a snack. Snacks are available for children on a rolling snack basis so children can decide when to eat. Healthy Eating Guidelines are followed and includes wraps or sandwiches with cheese or meat, vegetables, fruit and yoghurt. The children sit down together for a social snack.
Half - Termly Advanced Bookings.
Half-termly bookings should be made by the first day of each new half-term. Parents taking advantage of the advanced booking system will be entitled to a 10% discount on their fees. Parent Pay accounts will be debited for the full amount during the first week of the half term. Payments are non-refundable and sessions may not be cancelled.
Under exceptional circumstances parents may approach the Governors to amend advanced bookings. All circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.
Weekly Pre-booked sessions
Bookings should be made by Friday morning of the week prior to attendance. Parent Pay accounts will be debited for the full amount at the end of each week of care. Fees are not discounted, payments are non-refundable and sessions may not be cancelled.
Ad Hoc Booking
Bookings made during the week or on the day care is required will be charged at the higher hourly rate of £11.00. Once a booking has been taken these sessions may not be cancelled and must be paid for. Ad hoc bookings can be made via the school office (01543 490378). Ad hoc bookings are subject to places being available.
All bookings are subject to the completion of the required registration documents.
The club accepts childcare voucher from a range of companies. Monthly statements will be issued identifying fees charged and payments received. It is parents responsibility to ensure voucher payments are made on a regular basis.
Late Collection Charges
An additional charge of £5.00 per 15 minutes of part of will be charged if a child is not collect promptly at the end of a booked session.