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BurlingtonJunior School

Acorns Breakfast and After School Club

 

 

At Burlington, we aim to provide a safe, secure and relaxed environment, offering a range of activities to reflect the interests of the children in our care. There will always be a selection of activities and resources available, including board games, construction toys, physical play, craft, cookery and reading.

Breakfast club is open from 7.30am weekdays during term time.

The After School club is open from 3.25pm until 6.30pm weekdays during term time. (Please note on school early-closure days, Acorns will close at 5.00 pm).

Admission

Admission to the clubs is for children who are 7 to 11 years old .  Please click here to email for admission enquiries. We use a waiting list system when the need arises. The waiting list will be operated on a first come-first served basis, with the exception of siblings who will have priority for the same days as a sibling already attending.

We require a completed set of registration forms for each child before they can attend the club. Re-enrolment for September is required at the end of the summer term although existing club users will be given priority.  We cannot keep a place open for your child unless you complete a new registration form each year.

 

Acorns Booking Form

Click here for the booking form.

Fees

The current fees (from September 2021) are £5.00 per child per session for Breakfast Club and £13.00 per session for After School Club payable in advance.

This is payable for all booked sessions including when your child is sick, or on holiday (regardless of the amount of notice given). We do not charge for bank holidays and professional training days. When school closes early from 1.45pm (parents evening/end of term) the club will run from the end of the day until 5pm.

Parents are able to pay with electronic childcare vouchers and online via School Gateway. Please ensure that fees are paid promptly. Non-payment for more than one week may result in your place being terminated. If you are having difficulty paying fees, please speak in confidence to Sarah (Acorns Administrator) via email to acorns@bjs.rbksch.org.

Meals

Our menus are fully compliant with school food plan guidelines and are also mindful of any allergies/intolerances registered users may have. We recognise the importance of healthy nutrition for children delivered in a calm, friendly setting and request that food be consumed whilst sitting at the table.

Children are served breakfast from 7.30am-8.20am and are offered a choice of wholegrain cereals, toast and milk or water.

Our caterers Radish are providing a full menu for the children’s evening meal. Fresh drinking water is available at all times. A hot meal will be served from 4.15.

Click here for the evening menu.

As of March 2020, we are very pleased to announce that Acorns has been awarded a food hygiene rating of 5. 

 

Staff

All of our staff have experience of working with children and will undertake professional development training. All staff members are DBS checked.

Katrina Godsell - Extended Services Manager

Miss May - Extended Services Play Leader

Mrs Dawson - Extended Services Play Leader

Mrs Seaton - Extended Services Play Leader

Mrs Patel - Extended Services Play Leader

Mr Okoye - Extended Services Play Leader

Recent Parent feedback

On behalf of my daughter this is to thank the Acorn staff for their effort and manner in which they have made my daughter feel at home. She is happy and well cared for and she will even question my time of arrival when I am early to pick her up as she continues to the activities the staff put in place."

"I would like to congratulate your efforts and, as South Africans will say Phambele, which is the expression used to strive for betterment and progress of the organisation/service. You have alleviated any fears and I am relaxed when I am not in her presence.”

"It's a fun, friendly and lovely environment. Kind, organised staff, lots of outdoor time, lots of opportunities to play."

"Staff are professional and friendly. The children are very happy there."

"The staff are always welcoming and a pleasure to deal with. My son is disappointed if I pick him up early."

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