EXTENDED SERVICES

If there is enough uptake we may be able to offer Breakfast, Lunch and After School Clubs to children joining Tunstall Nursery School, provided we have enough uptake.  These clubs will be registered with Ofsted.  As these are additional services to the place your child has at Tunstall Nursery School there is a charge for each club, as detailed below.  You may be eligible for help with childcare costs via the Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.  Information about these benefits are explained in leaflet WTC1 issued by HM Revenue & Customs.

 

There will be many new routines for your child to become accustomed to when he/she joins us.  For this reason, we would prefer that your child is happily settled into school before starting any of the clubs.  Your child’s keyworker will keep you informed and discuss with you the best time.

 

We are aware that many parents have work commitments and therefore need their child to start the extended services as soon as possible.  If you are in this position please discuss with us directly.

 

PLEASE NOTE As the extended services below need to be self-sustaining, they will only be able to function if sufficient numbers sign up to attend each day.  The Lunch Club is run daily but the Breakfast and After School Clubs will only operate if we have enough demand. 

It is important that you only inform us of definite requirements.

 

Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club will open every day during term time and run from 7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.    The Club will be staffed by 2 supervisors who will provide the children with a breakfast.  This service is of most benefit to those with a place for the morning session.  The charge per day will be £6.00 or £25.00 for a full week, which is for staff costs and a breakfast.

 

Lunch Club

The Lunch Club is open every day during term time and runs from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.  This service is available to those with a place for either session.  The Club is staffed by a minimum of 2 supervisors, keeping a ratio of 1 staff member to 8 children.  The charge per day is £6.00 which is for staff costs.  Each child brings a packed lunch.

This club has been the most popular in the past with the children as it gives an opportunity to eat together with friends in a social context.  For this reason and to allow as many as possible to join in, we may have to restrict the maximum number of days that children come to the Lunch Club.  Obviously we will try to be as flexible as possible, so please let us know of any specific circumstances for us to take into consideration.

 

After School Club

The After School Club will open every day during term time from 3.30 p.m. to

6.00 p.m.  It may also be possible to attend the After School Club from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.  The Club will be staffed by a minimum of 2 supervisors who will provide the children with a hot meal.  This service will be of most benefit to those in school for the afternoon session.  The charge per day will be either £6.00 to 4.30 p.m. or £13.00 to 6.00 p.m. which is for staff costs and a cooked tea.  We will charge £60.00 for a full week.

 

Additional sessions

Should there be places available once everyone from the waiting list has been offered a sessional place at Tunstall Nursery School, we are able to market these places to parents.  As the morning session has always been more popular, it is more likely that places for the afternoon session would be available in this way.  The charge for an extra session is £20.00 per session.