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Early Birds Club

Dear Parents/Carers


Welcome to Bishop Henderson Church of England Primary School! This is just to let you know that the Early Birds Club would be delighted to welcome any new members once your child(ren) have settled into school life.


The Early Birds Club is based on the school site and offers high quality childcare each school day from 07:45am until the start of school (term time only), costing just £2.50 per session if booked a week in advance or £3.50 for short notice bookings. The Club is friendly and welcoming, run by members of the school staff team. It is easy to register and book using the simple steps below.


1. Booking/payment at the office. The school office is open for Early Birds Club between 07:45am and 08:45am each school day for registrations or advanced bookings - this enables the staff involved with childcare to focus on just that rather than having to deal with administration.


2. Booking in advance will ensure that we can have appropriate staff/child ratios and resources organised accordingly. There is the option to book and pay for an entire half term or you might prefer to book just a week in advance. For each week when a booking is secured Parents/Carers will sign the record to confirm the agreed bookings and will receive a receipt. Places are limited.


Bookings can only be secured with advance payment. A place may be requested but cannot be confirmed without payment. Refunds will be made if the club is cancelled by School for any reason. Staff will have been booked to meet planned numbers and therefore we will not be able to make refunds for children who miss booked sessions through illness or any other unplanned reasons.


Bookings may be cancelled at the office if we have at least a full working week's notice (for example a booking for a Wednesday of Week 3 must be cancelled by the end of Tuesday in Week 2.


Short notice/emergency bookings (after 08:45am on the Friday of the school week before or on the day). We will do all that we can to ensure that a small number of emergency places are available daily, as this is a highly valued aspect of the provision, however, these cannot always be guaranteed (so advance booking is advisable). Please telephone the school office on 01823 274770 at 07:45am or call in to find out if places are available.


In order to do this without impacting on the advance booking prices we will need to charge a small premium for the emergency placement, this will be £1 over the normal rate and is still exceptional value for the high quality childcare provided.


3. Signing your child(ren) in as this will ensure that the care of all children is formally handed over from Parent/Carer to Breakfast Club.


We look forward to meeting you in the new year and hope that you enjoy settling into our lovely school family.


Yours sincerely,


The Early Birds team!
Kate Allison (Mrs Giggles) Senior Supervisor
Julie Smale
Chris Howse