For parents of current Reception AND Reception 2017-18
We are moving ahead with plans to open a small after school club in the ARC (old caretakers house) in September 2017 for the younger pupils at Harborne Primary. All routines and activities will be tailored to the needs and interests of this age group. The club will have high staff levels-3 adults to a maximum of 15 children, and will cost £10 per session. We expect that it will remain open until 5:30pm each night as this is a long day for such small children. Snacks and drinks will be included in the daily fee.
There is no problem if you put your child's name down for this club and the larger ASC- parents can choose which they prefer should they be offered places at both.
Reception 2017 cohort
We will be ready to offer places as soon as the Reception 2017 places are offered in April - there will be an application form in the pack you receive from the school office when you accept a place at school. If we are able to offer you a place we will ask for a £100 retainer (this amount will then later be taken off the fees due), at this point your child's place is secure. Places will be first come first served and so we recommend you act quickly once you receive an offer of a school place. Bringing the acceptance slip back to the school office will be quicker than emailing Admissions as they wait until they have several acceptances before emailing us a list.
We should be able to advise you almost immediately if you have got a place; however, if you only require a part-time place at the club we may have to wait to see if anyone wants the place on the days you do not.
We are happy to receive questions or even a written "expression of interest" (see details below) from parents of this cohort and this will really help us plan ahead, but we can only proceed once a formal offer of a school place is accepted.
Reception 2016 cohort
If parents of our current Reception classes would be interested in a place at this club please inform Mrs Hallam in writing (by letter or by email to email@example.com). Detail your child's name and which days you would want a place. We will not take firm bookings from this cohort until after Monday 5th June as we aim to prioritise the new Reception children. However we are ready to start an "expression of interest" list now so we will be able to contact you in good time if all places are not filled by the new cohort. Once we get to 5/6/17 we will contact anyone who has expressed interest and let them know if a place is available.
For parents of both cohorts
If you are interested but the planned finish time of 5:30pm is just too early for your needs please contact Mrs Hallam to discuss this. We have not yet finalised staff contracted hours so we could possibly extend to 5.45pm if this is an absolute "deal-breaker" for many families. We just know how tired these little children get!
We should also state that at the moment we can only guarantee a place in this club for the school year 2017-18. We are exploring ways of extending our "wrap around provision" in future but as with any new venture we have to start in a manageable way!
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