St. Martin at Shouldham has its own popular breakfast and after school club within the school building, with the aim of providing affordable, good quality out of school childcare within a stimulating, safe and caring environment.
This facility gives the opportunity for all children aged 3-11 to be dropped at school at 07.45 and collected at 17.30, therefore giving flexibilty for working parents. We require prior booking, and we ask that pupils are aware of their arrangements for the end of the day. However, we appreciate that in very rare cases there may be unforeseen circumstances, when After School Club may be used as emergency childcare cover.
The clubs are run by school staff working as play leaders and play workers, giving a sense of familiarity for the children. Activities at the club include table top games, cooking, arts and crafts, physical play (indoor and outdoor), musical activities, and much more. Children are provided with breakfast in the morning, and a snack in the afternoon.
Arrivals - After School
Pupils in Reception and Year 1 will be collected by a play worker from their classroom. Other pupils will make their way to the school hall for registration. Attendance is recorded in the After School Club register.
Parents are asked to inform the play workers about their collection arrangements. Pupils will only be released to authorised persons. Gain access to the club by ringing the bell at reception. Sign your child(ren) out of the club on the sheet. Please do not be late (club closes at 17.30) as this will affect school lock up and may incur penalty costs.
Charging and Times
07.45-08.45 : £4.00, £3.00 for any other siblings
After School Club
15.15-16.30 : £4.00, £3.00 for any other siblings
15.15-17.30 : £6.00, £5.00 for any other siblings
We have a limited amount of spaces for pupils in Year 1-Year 6 and only 8 spaces for Nursery and Reception pupils, this is to keep in line with The Department of Education ratio guidelines. We do advise that you book as far in advance as possible, there may be spaces available on the day but this is not guaranteed. If a booked place is no longer needed (for whatever reason) then please let us know and we can cancel the place and offer it to somebody else. Unfortunately places that are booked but not used still have to be paid for.
We provide lunch and afternoon childcare on a sessional fee paying basis as follows:
Lunch (Collection at 13.00) : £4.00
Afternoon (12.00-15.15) : £13.00