School’s In / School’s Out
School’s In and School’s Out are before and after school care provisions managed by the Governing Body for children who attend St. Bernadette’s Primary School, a Catholic Voluntary Academy.
It is staffed by a small group of trusted St Bernadette’s staff who have been suitably vetted and are employed to care for the children. The service is managed by Mrs. L. Kemp and Mrs. L. McAvoy who can be contacted through the service telephone number: 01642 310198.
The club operates during term-time only from 8.00 a.m. until 8.40 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. in the School Hall. It can be used flexibly; by parents who need to use it regularly because of working commitments or occasionally according to family needs. Parents need to fill in an initial form to register their children and then inform staff of the times they will be using the service. If parents can give notice of their needs we would ask you to do so but children can be booked into ‘School’s Out’ at short notice by calling the school office on 01642 310198.
Fees and Procedures
Morning fees are £4 from 8:00 am until 8:40 am or £2 from 8:25 am until 8:40 am
After School Fees
After School Fees are £4 an hour for each child. Part hours are charged at £2 per ½ hour accordingly.
Fees can be paid daily as the service is used, weekly or, if paying using a voucher scheme, monthly. For payments other than voucher schemes, ParentPay is the preferred method of payment, however payments can still be made by cash or cheque to the school office.
Please ensure a member of School’s Out staff is always informed when you or your representative collects your child from the club. This adult will need to sign the register before the child leaves the setting.
Please make sure staff are informed in advance if a different adult is to collect your child.
Children should be collected whenever possible by 6.00 p.m. If parents have not arrived by 6.00 p.m.,15 minutes will be allowed for traffic delays and then the staff on duty will use emergency contact telephone numbers. If staff cannot contact any of these people the staff will inform our ‘Schools Out’ Managers or the Head Teacher who will return to school to take responsibility for the children concerned.
In good weather, a variety of outdoor games are offered to the children. Extensive equipment is stored in a dedicated store alongside the playground. The children enjoy a wide range of activities including football, skipping, short tennis, cycling, frisbees and ball play.
The hall is “partitioned” to give safe areas for the children to play where activities include board games, model making, drawing, indoor table sport games and dressing up.
Children are offered a drink and biscuit or a piece of fruit during the session. Parents can provide a more substantial snack if children are attending a full session.