The Discovery School is proud to offer parents a 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 wrap around 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 and 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 in advance and in line with the process detailed on the Breakfast and After School club policy – this is to help us plan the necessary staffing and resources. The registers for both the afternoon and following 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 you have booked but no longer need, and are cancelling it in line with our policy, 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 to this 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 the unique reference number that has been allocated to your child. 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 can be made online via the School Gateway (preferred) or by cash or cheque to the school office. 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 – 8.40 am
After School club runs from 3.15 – 6pm 3 different After School Club sessions are available;
3.15pm – 4.15pm
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 provided with access to the online booking portal.
If your child is to be picked up by someone not listed on your registration form, we would ask that you contact the Office before 4pm so we can let the After-school Club know. If we do not get the message, we will call you to check your arrangements.
We are always happy 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.