Wrap Around Care
“We listen to stories”
We offer an on-site, home from home, safe, caring and friendly environment for children before and after school hours with themed activities to suit all ages.
There is a range of food for breakfast and a simple snack type tea for those staying for the later session in the evening.
We encourage children to use their imaginations and create their own play.
- We are open each day during the school term and are conveniently located in ‘The Pad’ at the front of the school.
- We collect the children from their classroom.
- Children start the afternoon with a drink and a piece of fruit.
- There are many activities den making, cooking, board games, construction toys, books and football.
- Use of computers and the library to help with homework.
“We can play with our friends and make dens.”
There are many activities available from board games, cooking, books, and creative crafts. Children can do homework or play in the outside area. The Club Manager has planned co-ordinated activities which the children can participate in. The school facilities are often available for activities and during the summer much time is spent outside.
Admission Procedures and Booking
Parent information and booking forms are available from Mrs Toney or the school office. We must have current contact details and bookings must be booked and paid for at least half term in advance, unless a payment plan has been agreed. If you would like to visit or meet our staff, please contact the manger, Mrs Toney, through the school office to organise this.
If your child needs to take any medication whilst at the club a permission form must be completed as in the school day. Only medication which has prescribed by a doctor with a prescription label can be administered by staff.
Fees and Payments
All bookings should be paid in advance and booking forms completed and returned to the wrap around care staff. If you need a short notice booking, please call the school office on 01626 862605 to confirm space is available (we may not be able to immediately confirm places). Payments should be made through parentpay or by cheque payable to The First Federation Trust.
If you no longer require the session, please let us know as soon as possible. If your child is absent from school due to sickness please leave a message with the staff if they have a booking made with us. There is no reduction of rate for sickness and charges will be applied if a cancellation is made less than 24 hours prior to booking.
Safeguarding and Confidentiality
We maintain confidentiality and information regarding our children as in line with school policy, safeguarding and data protection.
Management of the Club
The club is run by Gatehouse Primary Academy and subject to all the school policies. These are available on our website or the First Federation protection.
All parents who register their child for out of hours’ childcare will be required to complete a booking form in advance for each half term. These forms are available from staff at wrap around care.
Each term there is an exciting theme for themed activities such as “Explorers” or “Pirates”.
Areas of development and learning such as:
- Personal and social development
- Language and literacy
- Problem solving and numeracy
- Knowledge and understanding of world
- Physical development
- Creative development
These prices are subject to change.
Sessions times and charges
Breakfast (7.30am to 8.50am) - £3.75 per child per session
After School (3.20pm to 4.30pm) - £4.00 per child per session
After School until 6pm - £7.50 per child per session (Friday's close at 4.30pm)
Gatehouse Primary Academy
Wrap Around Care
School Office 01626 862605
Meet the Team
Mrs Melanie Bryantrowe – Play Assistant (breakfast and after school club)
Melanie has worked at Gatehouse for many years, working across the school with children across the school with children. Before this she was a Nursery Nurse. She also is part of the Dawlish Brownies team.
Maggie Cooper – Play Assistant (breakfast)
Maggie has worked at Gatehouse for many years. Supporting various across children the school.
Kay Toney – Play Leader/Manager
Kay has worked at Gatehouse almost from the beginning and joined the wrap around team shortly after it began. She enjoys enabling children to use their imaginations and play in a safe environment.
Jan Martin – Play Assistant (breakfast)
Jan has worked at Gatehouse since it opened in 1992, she has worked with many children across the school.
Before then she worked at the old infant school.
Denise Robinson – Play Assistant (after school)
Denise has worked at Gatehouse in many different jobs. She works at lunchtime as well as volunteering in class.
Come and join us!