Haywards Heath

After School Clubs

 

A typical afternoon

Our After School Club in Haywards Heath is based at The Albemarle Centre (on the Oathall School campus), just a 10-minute walk from the station.  The venue has multiple rooms, including: a large sports hall; art room; drama & performing arts area; board games area; Purple House (a room specifically designed & kitted out for our reception-aged children); and The Hub (a more ‘grown up’ environment for children in Years 5 & 6).

Each afternoon begins with our collection staff registering children at their school, at the end of the day.  After being safely transported back to Club, kids have a snack and drink before coming together for ‘daily housekeeping’ (when our manager runs through the activities available that day).  Children then choose an activity to get involved with, before dinner (which is freshly cooked each day) at 5pm.  After finishing eating, it’s time to get back into an exciting activity until collection.

Call the Haywards Heath Club directly on 07718 425 121

School pick-up

When school finishes, our staff collect and register every child due at after school club.

Back to club

Kids make their way safely back to club, either on foot or in one of our company vehicles.

Snack time

Upon arrival at club, kids are registered again before having a healthy snack and some time for free play.

Housekeeping

Once everyone is back on site, our staff run through the activities on offer & what’s for dinner that day.

Activity choice

Children choose from the activities available & get stuck into whatever they fancy doing most.

House activity

While one House sets up for dinner, the other Houses all enjoy a brief group activity.

Dinner

Every day, our catering team freshly cook a healthy and substantial dinner & dessert.

More activities

After re-stocking their energy supply, kids break back into activities to enjoy up until collection.

Sign out

Sign your child out and have a chat with our staff about what they’ve been up to that day.

And then…

We aim to send kids home happy & well fed, leaving just quality time with you before the bedtime routine.

 

 

Number of afternoons per weekFirst child bookedEach additional child*
1 - 3 afternoons£18.00£17.00
4 - 5 afternoons£17.00£16.50
* from same family

End of School – 6:30pm

After our Staff collect children at the end of the school day, the kids arrive back at club to have a snack and a drink and choose from a range of quieter activities or play in the garden.

After they have had a chance to settle in, the children are brought together for our daily housekeeping, where the staff confirm what’s for dinner, what activities are on offer and pass out any messages. The children then choose from the afternoon’s activities.

At dinnertime, children split into their houses (year groups) to set the tables and sit down for a healthy, freshly cooked meal. You can find out more about our meals and see this term’s menu here. Our staff house leaders and children enjoy their dinner together and then clear away before continuing with the afternoon’s activities.

SchoolTransport
HarlandsMinibus
Holy TrinityMinibus
Northlands WoodMinibus
St Wilfrid's (C of E)Minibus

Are you registered with Ofsted?

Yes, we are on the Early Years and Childcare registers.

Are your staff DBS checked?

Every member of our staff is DBS checked.

Are your staff trained in First Aid?

Yes, all our full-time staff receive full Paediatric First Aid training.

What time can I collect?

You can collect your child any time up until club closes at 6:30pm. Dinner is served from 5pm each evening, so aim to collect after 5:30pm if you’d like your child to eat with us. Please be aware, there is a £50 late collection fee for any collection after 6:30pm.

What will my child be given for dinner?

Our Catering Team prepares a freshly cooked dinner each day for children at after school club to enjoy. If you’d like to know what meal we’ll be having on a specific date, or see examples of the dinners and desserts we provide, please click here to view our menu.

Do you cater for food allergies, intolerances and religious food preferences?

Yes. When you register your child online, we will ask you to inform us of any allergies or intolerances to allow us to prepare for any specific needs. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us and a member of our catering team would be happy to speak to you.

Can my child bring their own food?

Children are not allowed to bring food from home to after school club.  This is because we cater for a complex range of allergies & intolerances, and need keep tight control of any potential allergens on site.

If my child doesn’t want to join in with some activities are there other things for him/her to do?

Your child will always find a choice of activities available at after school club. Our staff are always on hand to listen to children’s individual likes and dislikes and we are confident that we will be able to guide children towards an activity they can take part in.

What is a walking bus?

A walking bus is a group of children walking back to club under the supervision of one or more adults – it’s as simple as that. All our walking buses follow risk-assessed routes and are led by trained staff. All children and staff wear high visibility vests.

Does the walking bus operate in wet weather?

The walking bus will operate in wet weather, unless the rain is torrential! Therefore, please try to ensure your child has clothing that is suitable for the weather that day (e.g. waterproof coat, sun hat). If the weather is terrible, the children will wait at school (supervised by our walking bus staff) with a box of games & activities until either; the weather passes and they can walk back to club as normal, or a minibus can get to them to collect them.

If my child needs medication will it be administered at Club?

Any medication must be left with the Manager and we ask you to sign a permission form to enable us to give specific medicines.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

Please see the Cancellation Policy in our terms and conditions for booking.

The Haywards Heath after school club is for students from the following schools:

  • Harlands
  • Holy Trinity
  • Northlands Wood
  • St Wilfrid’s (C of E)

 

 

Our Values

“What I like about Pioneer Club is the staff! Everyone is really friendly and professional, and I am always confident they enjoy looking after Oliver and that he is safe in their care”

Claire Jex

Our Values

“What I like about Pioneer Club is the staff! Everyone is really friendly and professional, and I am always confident they enjoy looking after Oliver and that he is safe in their care”

Claire Jex two

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