Extended Schools

The Discovery School Breakfast and After School club

The Discovery School is proud to offer parents a very totally flexible Breakfast and After School club facility. This allows working parents to leave their children in a safe, stimulating environment run by The Discovery School staff.

Both clubs provide wraparound childcare for parents, rather than being an extension of the school day. We offer a variety of play based, practical and craft activities for the children to choose from and enjoy. In the warmer months, the children can also play outside. If your child wants to complete any homework they may have, we will facilitate this however, club staff will supervise and play with all children rather than providing one to one support. We always try to ensure all children have an equal chance to participate in all activities and that they experience a variety of activities during their time in Breakfast and After School club.

At Breakfast Club, a nutritious breakfast will be available for all children arriving before 8am and at After School club, a light, snack tea will be provided.

Sessions must be booked 48 hours in advance to help us plan the necessary staffing and resources.  If sessions are not pre-booked, we cannot guarantee that we will have the space available for your child.

The registers for both the afternoon and following morning Breakfast club are printed at 3pm each day. Any sessions booked after that time will not show on the register and your child/ children will need to be manually booked in by the Office Staff. In the case of After school club, we will need to contact you to confirm your after-school arrangements before registering your child.

If you wish to cancel a session and are providing the required notice, please call or email the office and they will be happy to help you.

Booked sessions must be paid for as they are used. The only exception is where childcare vouchers are used as a means of payment as we understand that these vouchers can take time to be received into our bank account from the voucher provider.

If you are a parent who uses the new Tax-Free Childcare vouchers, please let the Office know your child's unique reference number.  This will help us identify your payments and allocate them to your account.

The Discovery School does not have a debt policy so you will receive text and email reminders when your balance on your Breakfast and After School club accounts drops below zero. Payments are made online via the School Gateway or by Childcare Vouchers. Unfortunately, if a debt remains unpaid for Breakfast and After School club sessions, the school may need to consider withdrawing access to these clubs and the online booking system.

Breakfast Club runs from 7.30am – 8.40am

After School club runs from 3.15 – 6pm

3 different After School Club sessions are available;

3.15pm – 4.30pm

4.15pm – 6.00pm (for those children who attend a school run club)

3.15pm – 6.00pm

To take advantage of this wraparound childcare facility, the appropriate registration form/s must be completed and returned to the school office. Once returned, parents will be able to access the online booking portal.

If your child is to be picked up by someone not listed on your registration form, please contact the School Office before 4pm so we can let the After School Club know. If we do not get a message, we will call you to check your arrangements.

We are always happy and proud to show parents our lovely Breakfast and After School clubs. Please contact the Office if you would like to visit and learn more about them and they will make the necessary arrangements for you.