The Bards After School Club
The Bards Extended Childcare at Shakespeare
We run extended childcare every day during term-time from 3.10pm to 5.45pm.
This facility is open for up to 15 pupils each day from Reception to Year 6, who are members of our school family. The Bards is run within our learning zone area inside the main entrance to the school and children can be collected through the main reception area.
The children take part in a range of fun activities using our indoor and outdoor facilities. As part of the club, they also enjoy drinks and a snack.
Each session is staffed by two staff members from a team:
Ms T Pearson
Mrs A Shute
Mrs P Wright
Miss L Rice
Mrs K Morris
Each day a full session runs from 3.10pm to 5.45pm. Pupils can be collected earlier, before 5pm, for a reduced session fee. Any late collection (after 5.45pm) will result in late collection fee.
Our costs provide full childcare and a snack, which is served at 4.30pm.
- Whole session (3.10pm to 5.45pm) £10 per session
- Part session (3.10pm to 5pm or 4.15pm to 5.45pm) £6 per session
- Late collection fee (after 5.45pm) £2
Booking a session:
Extended childcare needs to be booked and paid for in advance. Parents are asked to book a week ahead, at the school office before the sessions required. Bookings can be taken on the day, up until 12pm through the Arbor app. Should you need to book your child into the club after 12pm on the day, we will always do our best to accommodate you - please just ring through to the school office to arrange this.
Money will not be refunded for non-attendance.
A snack will be provided each day, which complies with the Food Standards Agency. All staff, serving food, have Food Hygiene certification. Our snacks are varied and presented from a range of crackers and cheese spread, crumpets with jam, rice cakes, bread sticks, cheese and cucumber sticks with fruit or yoghurts. Drinks are a choice of milk or water.
Example of structure of a session:
3.10pm Children meet club leaders in Library and register. They move down to the Early Years Unit with all their belongings.
3.30pm Activity: Art, Craft, Sport, Video, Construction, Board games
4.30pm Snack time
5.00pm Collection for some children/ Activity: Art, Craft, Sport, Video, Construction, Board games
5.45pm Child care collection
Policies and procedures
The Bards Extended Childcare is aligned with all school policies, which can be found on our school website:
Parents are asked to sign a contract before their child is accepted into The Bards. This clearly sets out our terms and conditions.
School office (during school hours): 01752 312014
The Bards (4pm to 5.45pm): 07707 076559