Breakfast, After School and Holiday Club

Barnston Buddies Breakfast, After-School and Holiday Clubs are accommodated in two classrooms. As well as our own enclosed outdoor area, we also have use of the school playground and field. In accordance with Ofsted regulations adult to child ratios are maintained at a minimum level of 1:8 throughout.

Breakfast Club

  • Age of admittance: 3 - 11 years
  • Opening times: Monday - Friday - 8.00 am - 9.00 am

Breakfast Club operates during term time and children are offered a healthy nutritious breakfast with a choice of cereals, toast and milk or fruit juice. After breakfast and some gentle wake up activities, children going into school are escorted into the playground where staff will remain with younger children whilst they wait to go into their classrooms.

After School Club

  • Age of admittance: 3 - 11 years
  • Opening times: Monday - Friday - 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Children are collected from school at an arranged meeting point in the school playground. A range of activities are on offer which develop and enrich children socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally. Older children will be given greater challenges and opportunities to develop their own activities and projects. Arts and crafts, sport, music and drama, board games, computer, television and video/dvd are just a few of the activities provided. There is a quiet area for reading, homework or simply relaxing after a hard day at school.

Holiday Club

  • Age of admittance: 3 - 11 years
  • Opening times: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm during school holidays

Morning sessions include breakfast and children may bring packed lunches. Hot meals can be provided at an extra cost. Afternoon sessions include a snack and a drink.

Action packed holiday fun. Theme weeks, festivals and celebrations, sports activities, drama productions, art and music all form part of our holiday activities. A programme of events is issued before the holidays so if you are working or simply find your children are getting bored in the long school holidays - this is the place to come. Holiday Club can be booked by the week or by the day. Just ask us for a booking form and return it to us with your payment before the start of the holidays.

Pre-School and Playgroup

  • Age of admittance: 2 - 4 years
  • Opening times: Monday - Friday 9.15 am - 12.15 pm or 12.15 pm - 3.15 pm

Children in receipt of Early Education Funding are entitled to 15hours of free sessions per week 38 weeks of the year.

All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for Early Education Funding from the term after their 3rd birthday.

During the timeyour child attends Pre-school/Playgroup we like to establish a friendly and open relationship with their families. Each member of ourteam has special responsibility for a small group for children and they will assist your child to settle into the playgroup and ensure that his/her needs are recognised within the group. You are welcome to stay with your child until you feel they are ready to cope and if they have a special toy or comforter it may help if they bring it along. Team members will always be available to help with any difficulties and you can be assured of complete confidence. The welfare of all the children is our main concern.

Barnston Buddies is an oral health promoting pre-school and during our morning sessions children are offered a sugar-free snack and either regular or dental milk as well as water are available. The afternoon pre-school and playgroup sessions include a lunch period and water or milk are again available. Further information regarding this is contained in our Welcome Booklet.