AFTER SCHOOL CLUB FAQs
What does my child need to bring for the After School Club?
Children just need what they bring for school; appropriate clothing for the weather and sun cream if required, in case they want to play outside.
Children are given time at the start of the session to eat their Nut-Free (inc. Sesame) snack brought from home, or alternatively given a piece of fruit provided by us.
How will you help my child settle in?
Please don’t worry about your child settling in, we have lots of experience welcoming new children, and are used to helping them feel at home and find friends to play with. Once you have been offered a place you are welcome to contact Jenny and arrange a visit.
On your child’s first day they will be supported by one of our Playworkers, who will make sure they know their way around, and will stay with them until they have settled in.
If your child is in Reception they will be allocated a Keyworker, who will support them throughout their first year with us.
Find out more about a typical session and meet our current Keyworkers by visiting our Welcome Pack page.
When are fees due?
Can I cancel a session?
What do I do to cancel a regular booking?
What if I am late collecting my child?
Children will be looked after until their designated parent/carer arrives. However, we do need to enforce the operating hours. Late collection means that staff members must stay late, which incurs extra costs and inconvenience. In addition, parents arriving late might cause us to over-run on our official letting period and therefore jeopardise relationships with our venue providers. To discourage late collection we have the following penalty in place;
If a child is collected after 5:45pm but before 6.00pm the family will automatically be issued with a £10 fine.
If a child is collected at 6.00pm the family will automatically be issued with a £10 fine, increasing by £10 for every additional 15-minute period entered.
If a family gets three fines in a year, the Management Committee will review the family’s membership of the scheme and the place may be withdrawn.
We reserve the right to pass on any additional charges made by the venue. The Manager will notify the administrator of any late collections, who will send invoices directly to parents.
Where do I collect my child from?
We ask that you ring 07847479626 when you arrive for collection from the Infant School Car Park, so we can ready your child and bring them out to meet you.
Pick up is up to 5:45pm. We will sign your child out of the scheme.
How long is the waiting list?
It’s a good idea to contact us and get your child on the waiting list as soon as you have been offered a place at Henleaze School. The biggest movement on the waiting list occurs as we plan for the next academic year, when we look at how many Year 6’s will leave the After School Club as they leave the school. We contact parents chronologically in June to offer places commencing in September, but you will need to respond quickly to secure a place. If there isn’t enough spaces for your child, we will let you know and they will remain on the list.
It’s difficult to offer a timeframe on when you will be offered a space during the academic year as we can’t predict how many children will leave the Club and on which days. The waiting list can also be fluid; we have found that people may decline a place when offered as their situation has changed, so you may accelerate up the list, but you could also decelerate as siblings of children in the Club and children of Committee members do gain priority places. We appreciate parents need to plan ahead and we will do our best to keep you updated. In return its really helpful to know if your requirements change so we know the waiting list is as current as possible.
My child is attending After School Club this year, do I need to do anything to keep their place next year?
My child is attending an after school activity at Henleaze School. Can they attend the After School Club afterwards?
How can I get on the waiting list?
If you have a confirmed place at Henleaze Infant or Junior School for September of this academic year you are able to go on our waiting list.