Priory School has an extended care provision that can provide childcare before and after school. This service is provided by staff employed by Priory School and takes place onsite. Below is a section on frequently asked questions.
Your Questions Answered:
How do I enrol my child?
Priory is currently able to offer 30 morning sessions and 30 afternoon sessions to children in reception through to Year 6. We will be allocating these places on a first come, first served basis so please complete the Admission Form indicating which sessions you require and return to the school office as soon as possible. Once all Admission Forms have been administered, you will be sent a letter detailing any sessions we are able to offer you. You will be required at this stage to sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions. If we are unable to offer you the sessions you require, we will write to you to let you know and will keep you on the waiting list for when spaces become available.
How will I pay?
Each breakfast session will cost £5 and each after school session will cost £8 and you will be required to pay this in advance. You will be sent an invoice on the 15th day of each month and you will be required to pay by ParentPay/vouchers before the end of that month. Demand for sessions is high and you will be required to pay for each session even if your child does not attend. If your child is to be absent for an extended period of time through illness, a retention fee may be negotiated.
Is there any support towards my childcare costs?
Some employers provide a salary sacrifice scheme known as Childcare Vouchers. These are exempt from tax and national insurance contributions up to a value of £55 per week or £243 per month. Check with your employer to see if this scheme is offered.
Who do I speak to if I am concerned about my child in this provision?
All staff members will know your child so any member of the team can be approached. Kathryn James, Pupil Services Manager, is responsible for care arrangements and managing the facility as a whole so if you have any query about any aspect of your child’s care, she should be contacted in the first instance.
Is there a snack provision?
In the breakfast club session, fruit juices, cereal and toast will be available and after school sessions will have fruit, juices and other healthy snacks. Priory school is a healthy school and we promote the need for children to be given healthy food to assist in growth and development.
Please ensure that staff are aware of any special dietary requirements especially any allergies.
My child has additional support needs; what provision could be made for him/her?
Please speak to Kathryn James, Pupil Services Manager with any additional needs as we would need to assess those needs to see if we could support in the extended care facility or not.
What if I just need this provision for emergency childcare?
We understand that there may be times when all parents require childcare on an ad hoc basis to cover such things as medical appointments, jury service etc. Please speak to Kathryn James, Pupil Services Manager as soon as you have this information and we will try our best to accommodate this.
What will I do if I want to terminate my contract?
If you no longer require this service, you will need to give 2 weeks notice in writing to Kathryn James, Pupil Services Manager.
What are the times of the provision?
Morning Sessions – From 7.30am to school start
Afternoon Sessions – From school end to 6pm
If there are any other questions you have, please contact Kathryn James, Pupil Services Manager, on email@example.com