Breakfast Club/After School provision
We are able to offer Breakfast and After School provision, through St. Barnabas School. Children are ferried to St. Helena’s in time for the start of, and back to St. Barnabas at the end of the school day, by members of staff who have the relevant business insurance on their vehicles. Where possible we try to ensure that St. Helena’s children can attend the various after school clubs we offer before being taken back to St. Barnabas but this is not always possible.
Out of School Club
The Breakfast/After school club provides care for both Barnetby and Kirmington school. The Club takes place at Barnetby School run by qualified staff. The club is OFSTED registered and is subject to inspections.
Manager: Linzi Dawson
Permanent staff all have appropriate qualifications and are required to
undertake training as relevant.
Aims and Objectives
- To provide high quality out of school care for children who attend Barnetby and Kirmington School aged 4-11;
- To allow Parents/carers to pursue work or training purposes, confident that their child is being cared for in a safe and child-centred
- To foster a caring and safe environment for all members;
- To develop positive relationships and encourage links with the schools and local community;
- To develop motivational and varied activities linked to children’s needs and interests.
Development of clear policy statements are as follows:
- Administering Medication
- Arrivals and departures
- Admin and fees
- Behaviour management
- Child induction
- Dangerous plants
- Emergency evacuation
- Early years foundation stage
- Fire safety and risk assessment
- Health and safety
- Illnesses and accidents
- Safe internet use
- Involving parents and carers policy
- Manual handling
- Missing child procedure
- Mission statement
- Mobile phone
- Risk assessment
- Safe recruitment
- Safeguarding children
- Smoking, alcohol and drugs
- Staff disciplinary
- Staff induction and development
- Suspensions and exclusions
- Pandemic flu
- Uncollected children
Fees and Opening times
- 7.30am and 7.45am charged 1 Full A.M. Session £4.30
- 7.45am and 8.15am charged 1 hour £3.70
- 8.15am and 8.45am charged ½ an hour £1.85
After School Club
- 3.30pm and 4pm charged ½ an hour £1.85
- 4pm and 4.30pm charged 1 hour £3.70
- 4.30pm and 5pm charged 1 ½ hours £5.55
- 5pm and 5.30pm charged 2 hours £7.40
- 5.30pm and 5.45pm charged 1 Full PM Session £8.00
If you are late collecting your child/ren and arrive after 5.45pm you will be charged 4 hours to cover the extra cost of paying overtime for 2 members of staff.
There is a charge of £1.50 PER journey to take children from Breakfast Club to Kirmington, or from Kirmington to Out of School Club.
Contact can be made to book and cancel through Linzi Dawson on her direct line which is 07519991651 where a message can be left and club manager will reply on return. Please contact the Out of School manager in cases of long term ill health.
Daily Running of Club
- Member of staff to meet parents and children at the school hall in the morning and after school the member of staff will escort children to allocated room;
- A healthy breakfast/snack will be provided;
- Activities and opportunities to complete homework will be available;
- Children are expected to take appropriate care of themselves, others and the equipment provided;
- Children are not allowed to leave the premises during their attendance unless with a member of staff;
- Children must be signed in and out and only to be collected by authorised personnel.
The Out of school club is open up to age 11. If your child has any special needs of any type please discuss individual requirements with the club manager so we can provide the necessary support.
Please note that staff do not administer any medication unless prescription and completed consent form and guidance from parent/guardian.
Children should be signed out by an agreed adult and manager should be informed if a different adult will be collecting.
Situations will arise when parents/guardians will be late for collection due to work/family commitments in these circumstances the out of school manager should be notified as soon as possible to their direct line.
Fire Safety Drill
- Staff are aware of the location of all fire exits, the fire assembly point and where fire safety equipment is stored;
- Children will be introduced to the fire safety procedures during their setting in period and through regular fire drills;
- Fire drills will be conducted at least once a month or whenever new staff or children join the club;
- All children will be made aware of the location of fire exits and the fire assembly point;
- Fire doors and fire exits are clearly marked, are not obstructed at any time and are easily opened from the inside;
- Fire doors are kept closed at all times but never locked;
- Fire extinguishers, fire alarms and smoke alarms are regularly tested in accordance with manufactures guidance;
- All fire drills are recorded in the fire drill log;
- The club has notices explaining the fire procedures which are positioned next to every fire exit;
- The clubs designated Fire safety officer is Linzi Dawson;
- In event of a fire these actions are in the policy and procedures file;
- Both Children and staff are aware of these actions.
As a club we encourage and promote positive behaviour, and reward this when necessary with stickers, praising appropriate behaviour, informing parents of achievements. We use effective behaviour management strategies to deal with challenging behaviour. Staff will try and determine the cause or triggers of the inappropriate behaviour and prevent the situation from recurring.
When dealing with challenging behaviour it will be addressed in a calm, firm and positive manner, in the first instance the child will be removed from the activity. The behaviour will be discussed with both child and parent to resolve why this behaviour is happening and if the individual carries on to display negative behaviour then the club may decide to exclude the child in accordance
with our suspensions and exclusions policy. The reasons of this happening would be clearly explained to both child and parents.
All members of staff will hold first aid qualification. In event of a serious incident you will be informed immediately. If only a minor cases you will be informed on collection of child. All accidents/incidents are recorded parents/guardians will have to sign a form on collection.
Code of Conduct
- Follow directions given by teacher or kids club leader;
- Be respectful of others, yourself and property;
- Always remain with teacher or kids club leader;
- Walk inside the building;
- Use appropriate language;
- Be gentle, kind, helpful and honest;
- At snack and breakfast time, talking is allowed but no shouting across the table.
Any issues you do wish to discuss then these can be dealt with the out of school manager. If the problem is not resolved then you can contact Mrs Murray (head teacher) of St Barnabas School. If you wish to see the policy and procedures a copy can be seen in the Policies section of St Helena’s School website.
If you would like more information in respect of the clubs, please contact the St. Barnabas school office on 01652 688248.