Breakfast Club 2022-2023
In response to feedback from our Parent/Carer survey and our pupil voice discussion groups, this September we have rejuvenated and relaunched our Breakfast Club provision. We will be running this new provision for a half term trial to ensure it is financially sustainable and to see if there is an increase in use.
- We will be open from 7.30am!
- We have expanded our breakfast menu choices
- We have introduced a self-service breakfast buffet system to help to develop children’s confidence and independence
- We have organised a timetable of activities for each day to ensure there are lots of interesting, varied and exciting things to do
- We have organised a specialist sports coach to deliver sports club on a Tuesday morning
- Mrs Cross will be delivering a ‘surprise’ club each Thursday morning
- We have introduced ‘Competition Day’ on a Wednesday where children can enter or complete a challenge and the winner is awarded a prize in our Celebration Assembly on Friday (Check out the list of winners in our Celebrating Success section!)
Prices & Funding
Despite increasing costs to the school, we have taken the decision NOT to increase prices at this stage (September 2022) and therefore the price remains £3.00 per child per day. This decision was not taken lightly as our ‘wrap around care provision’ (Breakfast Club and After School Club) made an overall loss of £120 in the last academic year.
However, we do not seek to make a profit on our wrap around care provision, merely to cover our costs and break even. We hope that our rejuvenated provision will increase use and will therefore ensure we can cover costs.
We feel it is important to keep our prices at £3.00 per child per day and not pass on rising costs of food to parents & carers at this financially challenging time so that we can do all we can to support our families.
Over the coming months we will be exploring grant opportunities to support our provision but in the past, we have not met the social deprivation criteria set by some of the larger companies such as Greggs and Kellogs etc.
- If you book for one full week at Breakfast Club you will only pay for FOUR days therefore getting FIVE childcare sessions for £12 per week rather than £15 per week.
- If this trial is successful we will be offering a range of other special offers throughout the year.
Want to Learn More?
Why not come along to our Welcome Back Fair on Monday 12th September at 3.30pm in the school hall to find out more about our wrap around care provision.
Half Term Trial – Autumn Term 1
Opening: 7.30am – 8.50am
|Mrs Cross’ Club of surprises!|
|Computing Club with iPads
Beans on Toast
Cheese on Toast
Beans on Toast
8.50am Children to be sent to own Learning Zone
HERE’S WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING…
Making a Christmas Wreath
This week the children have had great fun making a Christmas Wreath with Mrs Porter in Breakfast Club. They enjoyed designing and making the wreath and also learning about the symbolism.
The wreath is situated outside our main entrance.
Mrs ‘Cross the Swamp’ Challenge!
This week the children in Breakfast Club were challenged to ‘cross the swamp’ taking the whole team and the mats with them.
The children worked really well as a team, demonstrating problem solving skills and resilience. They developed a plan for how to cross the swamp and then adapted and developed their plans in subsequent trials.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and it was great to see our school vision of KFC in action.
The teams both worked out that they had to look after their smallest and youngest members, they showed great fellowship and confidence. A fantastic challenge!
Decorate a Face Competition
In Breakfast Club this week (28th September 2022) we had a competition. Children were asked to decorate a piece of toast by creating a face using other ingredients.
Our winner was Emilia! What a lovely happy face.
Rather than play our usual ‘Mrs Cross’ Surprise Game’ on Thursday 22nd September, the children in Breakfast Club wanted to help to prepare for the MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning next Friday (30th September). They all helped to make bunting to decorate the hall and even offered to do more at home – what lovely kind children we have in school!
New format for Breakfast Club – A huge success
Last week saw the introduction of our new revamped Breakfast Club. We now have a self-service system which the children are loving.
“It is much better serving ourselves because you learn to be more independent.” (Ellie – Diamond)
The earlier opening time is proving popular with an average of 7 children arriving before 8am.
“Opening at 7.30am gives me much more time on a morning and ensures I am not late for work – it is just so much less stressful – thank you!” (Parent feedback)
Our new menu is going down well – particularly the beans on toast! Children are also enjoying the planned activities and clubs. Kurling, Boules and Computing club were very popular last week.
It has been a great start to the new school year and we are really hopeful that the half term trial will be successful.
Breakfast Club Trial Extended
This first half term we have carried out a trial which involved opening Breakfast Club at 7.30am instead of 8am. The feedback from parents has been overwhelmingly positive.
At the same time, we have revamped the daily activities and introduced a buffet style menu. Our children love serving themselves and developing those independent skills.
The new range of activities has been well received and our numbers attending have increased significantly since last Summer term.
However, the numbers of children attending needs to hit 55 per week in order to cover staffing costs alone. We are currently hovering around this number but some weeks we do not hit that target.
As a result, the decision has been taken to extend the trial up to the end of December 2022.
View archived Breakfast Club Activities on our website.