Out of School Clubs
Launched in April 2017, our Breakfast Club, for Ladybridge Primary School pupils only, is proving a hit with pupils and their parents/carers! In addition, we will be starting a new After School Club (again for the pupils of our school only), as from September 2017. In the meantime, services are provided by Ladybridge Kids Club who are based in our school Studio.
Open from 7.30am to 8.45am, children will be provided with breakfast and a drink whilst at the club, unless otherwise requested, (or arriving after 8.30am), the Breakfast Club will be:
- FREE for the first 12 months - from April 2017 (school has been given a grant), after which time, a charge will apply;
- Available to Ladybridge Primary pupils only;
- Initially be based in a class room (but from September, it will be based in the Studio, as the current Kids Club will not be based on the school premises from September 2017);
- Staffed by our school staff.
If you would like to book a place, please contact the school office for details. Bookings can be made on a termly basis.
2. After school club:
Although final details have yet to be released, the club will:
- Begin in September 2017 and will run from 3.30pm until 6pm
- Be £10 per session, per child, to include a light meal/snack;
- Be available to Ladybridge Primary pupils only;
- Based in the Studio (as the current Kids Club will no longer be based on school premises);
- Be staffed by our school staff.
What sort of activities will be on offer at the club?
We understand the importance of having a club that provides children with time to socialise, play and relax, as well as a place to study and complete homework tasks (as appropriate). The club will offer different opportunities and access to resources and activities for children, depending upon families’ needs.We aim to provide equipment and activities that enable:
- indoor and outdoor play (gross and fine motor play)
- table top activities, including formal games and arts and crafts
- individual, small group and large group games
- access to games consoles
Do parents have a say in what happens at the club?
Operating our own club provides us with an excellent opportunity to create a club that meets the needs of our parents and pupils. In light of this, we are keen to involve families in as much of the planning and decision-making process as possible. We welcome input, from parents and children, about a wide range of areas (eg. the types of activities and equipment, food and drink, etc.) This will be done through questionnaires, parents’ forum and special pre-club meetings.
What about holiday care?
Governors are aware that some families rely on holiday clubs in order that parents can work. As a result, Governors are currently looking at a number of different options, including arrangements with other schools, using an outside provider based at Ladybridge, etc. However, this will be dependent upon the level of need and type of holiday-care that families at Ladybridge require. So, over the next couple of months we will survey all parents to get ideas, thoughts and level of need/interest (an initial survey sent out in December has already provided us with some useful information).
Last update: 17/05/17