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BurlingtonJunior School

Acorns Breakfast and After School Club

 

At Acorns, 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).

 

Children taking part in an arts and crafts activity. 

Children using the ICT suite in after-school club. 

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.

Enquiries and Booking Requests

If you would like more information or to enquire about a booking please email the Junior Acorns Administrator at acorns@bjs.rbksch.org.

Fees

The current fees (from September 2023) are £5.50 per child per session for Breakfast Club and £14.00 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.

Children reading and drawing with friends. 

Children playing with friends.

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

Mrs Lemos - Extended Services Play Leader

Mrs Dawson - Extended Services Play Leader

Mrs Seaton - Extended Services Play Leader

Mrs Patel - Extended Services Play Leader

Mrs Jegatheeswaran - Extended Services Play Leader

 

Recent Parent feedback from February 2024 survey

  100% of parents said that their child/children enjoy coming to Acorns

Jack loves coming to Acorns, lovely friendly team who care and lots of activities on offer

My daughter really enjoys breakfast and after school club, even asking to stay later than she needs to some days.  Always happy to go in and see the wonderful staff

What he likes most is football in the hall and ICT.  He looks forward to those days.

   100% of parents are happy with the service we provide.

I think Acorns staff are wonderful.  They create a fun, kind and thoughtful environment.  They also maintain excellent communication with parents.

We are extremely grateful that the provision exists and are grateful for the professional, nurturing staff.

The service is amazing and the staff provide such a safe, warm and fun provision for the children where they really care about them.  There are always willing to help and go the extra mile.

   100% of parents are happy with the communication between staff, and feel that they are                             approachable and willing to discuss any concerns.

Communication is excellent.

All issues have been dealt with promptly and discretely.

The staff are amazing and always so happy to chat, feedback any positives or worries.  Every day we are welcomed with a smile, and after years with them, we will miss them all in July this year when we finish year 6.  It will be a very sad last day and I wish we could take them with us.  They genuinely make having to do a longer day for my daughter so much easier.  Sometimes she does not want to leave.

    100% of parents are happy with the administration, communication and interactions in                                dealing with booking changes, queries and payments.

Always very efficient

So helpful and flexible

Simple and straight forward.  Thank you

    100% of parents would recommend Acorns to other parents/carers.

It is safe, run well, and the children are genuinely cared for and taken an interest in, supported and nurtured.  It is like an extended school family

I have valued Acorn’s services over the years, staff are lovely and my child is happy at the club.  I would happily recommend Acorns to others.

    General comments

Well supported, and happy children

Thank you for your support and care

Keep doing the amazing work you do helping the children being supported and cared  for.  Will be forever grateful for everything you have done for us over the years

We are big fans of Acorns.  You do a brilliant job.

     Feedback from Children’s survey

     100% of children said they enjoyed the activities at Acorns

     100% of children said they enjoyed the snacks at Acorns

‘Hanging out with friends’

‘Everything’

‘Playing and drawing with friends’

‘Going to the great hall and playing football or dodgeball’

‘Going outside to play ping pong’

‘The ladies that run it’

‘We do fun things’

‘The special craft activities’

To view Burlington Junior School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, please visit our non-curriculum policies page

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