St Wilfrid's

After School Club

A typical afternoon

Our After School Club, located conveniently on the St Wilfrid’s Primary School site in Burgess Hill, is based primarily within the school hall, Rainbow and Gallelli rooms. Within this setting we are able to create suitable areas to offer a variety of indoor activities including sport, games and arts & crafts. We enjoy additional access to the playgrounds, large field & outdoor areas – meaning we have plenty of room to further extend our range of exciting activities.

Each afternoon begins with staff registering the children and then allow them to settle into club with 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 at 5pm. After finishing eating, it’s time to get back into an exciting activity until collection.

Call the St Wilfrid’s Club directly on 07719 535 233

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 (via walking bus, from another school site, if required).

Free play:  Upon arrival at club, kids are registered again and have some time for free play.

Housekeeping:  Once everyone is back on site, our staff run through the activities on offer.

High Tea:  Every day, children can choose what they’d like to eat from our healthy & nutritious High Tea options.

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

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

What’s left..?  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 activities.

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, each house takes a turn to set the tables and then sit down together for a healthy meal. Staff and children enjoy their dinner together and then clear away before continuing with the afternoon’s activities.

SchoolTransport
St Wilfrid’sOn site
London Meed Walking bus

 

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 Club Team freshly prepare a 'High Tea' each day for children at after school club to enjoy.

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 Halsford Park after school club is for students from the following schools:

  • St Wilfrid’s Primary School
  • London Meed Primary School

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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