At Lady Barn we recognise that parents lead busy lives and need flexibility both at the beginning and end of the school day.
Our Breakfast Club and After-School Club offer wrap-around care from 07:45 to 18:00 for all pupils.
Before School Care
Children may be dropped off from 07:45 to 08:10 each morning.
Nursery and Reception children should be taken to the Early Years Dining Room. Children in Year 1 to Year 6 go to the main school dining room in Langlands. If they have the light breakfast on offer there, a £1 donation is requested.
General pre-school morning care is available from 8.10am at three designated sites around the school:
- Early Years – EYFS Dining Room (08:10 to 08:35)
- Infants – After School Care room in Richard Stone building (08:10 to 08:35)
- Juniors – Gymnasium/Astro (08:00 to 08:35)
This is an informal service prior to the official start to the school day and gives flexibility to our parents at busy times. Year 2 and above can be dropped off in the car park at the “drop off zone” and can make their own way to their allocated area. We ask parents of Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children to escort their child to their areas.
After School Care
After School Care runs every school day through to 18:00. There are many activities for the children to enjoy indoors and outdoors. Junior children can also be booked into the Supervised Homework session that runs from 16:30 to 17:00 every day.
Parents can book either or both After School sessions as follows.
|First session||16:20 to 17:10||£4.20 (booked in advance)||£5.25 (late booking/no booking)|
|Second Session||17:10 to 18:00||£5.80 (booked in advance)||£6.85 (late booking/no booking)|
|Full Session||16:20 to 18:00||£10.00 (booked in advance)||£12.10(late booking/no booking)|
First session children are given a drink and some toast at soon after 16:20.
Second session children are given sandwiches, fruit and a drink at around 17:00.
Booking After School Club sessions
We would much prefer parents to book in advance (at least by midnight on the day before). We can usually accommodate late bookings on the day itself, though we will charge the slightly higher rate above to cover additional costs. If you do not book and your child is taken to After School Care and they have not been collected by 16:20, the higher rate will be charged for the session(s) attended.
Parents should book children in through the Tucasi online booking system (www.scopay.com)and following the booking instructions on the screen. Bookings can be placed, amended or cancelled up to midnight the day before. Your online account will need to be in credit to book sessions, unless you wish to pay using childcare vouchers. Failure to keep your account in credit will mean that the facility will become unavailable for the next booking period.
If you wish to use childcare vouchers for payment, parents are kindly asked to notify the school office in advance, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The office staff will then add the voucher payment to the relevant child’s Tucasi account.
In the event of your child being absent from school due to illness, please notify the school office that they were booked into After School Care when you telephone to report their absence so that we can apply a refund to your account.