Before & After School Club
The Duke of Bedford B & T Club (out of School provision) is run by the school and is based in the double mobile by our Pre-School.
We offer childcare provision from 7.45am to 8.40am each morning and from 3.20pm to 6pm each evening. Drop off and pick up will be at the B&T mobile.
Staff at the club:
Club leader: Mrs A Amey (breakfast and after school club)
Staff: Miss D James (after school club only)
Staff: Mr Dyke (after school club only)
Staff: Mrs Kirkham (breakfast club only)
Fees per child:
Additional charge for late pick up (after 6pm): £5 for the first 10 minutes, followed by £1 per child per minute.
Our staff have a range of experience (ensuring the staff have an understanding of early years development and the curriculum). They are enthusiastic and dedicated, and are committed to a happy, safe, warm, friendly and stimulating environment for all the children to play, learn and develop freely. In the same way as school, our aim is to help all children in our care develop their confidence and self-esteem, encouraging positive attitudes and respect for themselves and others. We aim to promote positive relationships and to work in partnership with parents, carers and their families and by informing them of our policies and procedures.
A range of activities will be available for the children to choose from, which are aimed at developing confidence, creativity, independence, co-operation, enjoyment and social interaction. We aim to provide varied activities that are interesting, educational, stimulating and fun, promoting each child’s social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development, under safe and supervised conditions. Activities will take into account the different ages, interests, backgrounds and abilities of the children attending. Outdoor play will be encouraged daily at afternoon sessions.
Breakfast will be provided at the morning session, consisting of a choice of cereal or toast, milk and juice. Fresh drinking water is available at all times. Healthy refreshments and drinks will be offered on arrival at the afternoon session. We also have tea-time, which is held from 4pm offering a light tea. Please be aware when that we are a 'nut free' school.
Illness and medication:
Please do not send your child to the club if they are unwell; please inform the club through the school office in the usual way. If your child is taken ill while at the club, you will be contacted and asked to collect your child. Staff may only administer medication which has been prescribed by a doctor 4 times a day (if a medication consent form has been filled in prior to this). Medication must be in its original container, and must clearly show the child’s name, the drug prescribed and the correct dosage to be given. When medication is administered, it will be witnessed, and signed by both members of staff and countersigned by the parent when collecting their child.
This is the same as for the school. Should you have any concerns about the quality of the childcare services provided, you should report your concerns to the Headteacher.
Terms and conditions:
Once your child is offered a place this will continue until you give us notice. If you no longer wish for your child to attend we require one month’s notice. Please be aware that we reserve the right, if deemed necessary, to withdraw spaces with immediate effect at any time for failure to comply with any of the following:
Registration and payment of fees:
Child registration forms must be completed before a child can attend the club. These are available from the main school office during school hours. Monthly fees are payable by Parentpay, cheque or via childcare voucher schemes at the school office.
Fees must be paid in advance, on or by the date shown on your invoice.
Collecting your child:
Please ensure you collect your child before the 6pm closing time. If you collect your child after this time you will be charged a penalty of £5 per child up to 6.10pm, and £1.00 per minute per child for every extra minute passed after this time, due to the extra staffing costs incurred.
Please inform the club, through the school office, if your child is going to be absent for any reason, either by phone or in person, with as much advanced notice as possible. Please be aware that you are paying for the space at the club so if your child cannot attend for any reason you will still be required to pay for the session. This is to ensure that the costs of running the club can still be met.
Contact Options : School Office 01733 270243 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's behaviour is expected to be the same as when they are in school. Positive reinforcement is used and the same behaviour policy followed. Inappropriate behaviour from children (or parents on drop off or collection) will not be tolerated and could result in the withdrawal of your childcare space.