BF and OOSC (Policies/Fees + Activities)
Carr Junior School
OFSTED No: 147105
Working with parents and children of Carr Infant and Junior Schools to offer wrap-a-round care during term time, for children aged 4 –11 years from 7:30am until 6:00pm.
We are based in our own room at the back of the Junior School next to the swimming pool. If you have any queries or wish to visit us to have a look around, please contact us on:
We are a small group of up to 30 children with a warm welcoming atmosphere, and like Carr Schools we strive to be inclusive which can be seen as children from three to eleven years old play happily together everyday.
At the club we believe that every child is unique in characteristics, interests, abilities and needs and through feedback we aim to offer every child activities that they enjoy.
Based in our own purpose built room, we plan our sessions around the children, allowing them to follow their own interests and encouraging them to learn through play in a fun, stimulating way. Free from external pressures, staff are able to spend the sessions engaging in play with the children.
We open doors at 7:30am and although children can arrive any time before school starts, food is served at 8:00am, therefore if you would like your child to enjoy a healthy breakfast they need to be at the club by 8:10am. At 8:40am when a teacher is on duty, juniors join their friends in the playground and at 8:45am we walk over to the infants.
Sessions are relaxed and it is the children that choose the activities each morning with guidance from staff.
Food available: Cornflakes, Weetabix, Shreddies, Rice Crispies and Toast.
Fees: £3.75 a morning
We collect any children from infants with juniors bringing themselves to the club room and then run until 5:55pm. We offer a snack at 4:00pm with an alternative of cereals/toast for those that do not like the days option.
Fees: £9.00 a night
Payment for bookings is due half termly in advance. We accept payment by: cash, childcare vouchers and cheque. Payment by ParentPay will be available soon.
Our purpose set-up club room offers space to play freely and eat in a secure, well maintained environment. We also have access to many of the excellent facilities Carr junior School offers and we regularly leave the room to enjoy play in wider areas and allow children the chance to burn off steam or to try a range of different experiences.
At the end of the school day we understand that children may be tired or over excited and sessions and a range of activities are offered to deal with this.
Currently we have:
· A range of small toys suitable for children of different ages and abilities
· Access to the generous enclosed sports field
· Scooters, trikes, go-carts, games and activities for outdoor play
· Use of the large school hall
· Cooking/baking facilities
· Arts and crafts
· TV/DVD/Video and Nintendo Wii
· Board games
· Lots of dressing up clothes, role play toys and imaginative staff
To be the best we believe all staff must have thorough and up to date, relevant expertise and as such all staff hold qualifications in:
· First Aid
· Child Protection Awareness
· Disability Awareness
As well as regularly attending training for OOSC’s provided by York City Council.
Like all other employees and helpers at the school, we ensure all adults have obtained an Enhanced Disclosure statement from the DBS Disclosure Service before starting work.
As well as following Carr Junior Schools policies, we have our own policies which are adhered to at all times. Our policies can be viewed in the blue folder located outside the club room. We also have named people for dealing with particular issues which may affect children.
Named Person for Safeguarding V Kerr
Named Person for Inclusion S Skidmore
Named Person for Behaviour M Steele
At Carr Out of School Club we believe that a healthy child, and to achieve this we promote:
A balanced diet
Lots of exercise
Good hygiene to kill germs
Lots of talking to build relationships between staff and children
As part of Carr Infant and Juniors Schools extended services we ensure that we meet the governments standards for all school food other than lunches. This ensures that we can help Carr School promote healthier eating by giving consistent messages about what sort of food pupils should eat throughout the school day. A list of foods and drinks that do and do not meet the standards, and our menu are displayed on the clubs notice board outside our room. Children are welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks to the club as long as it meets the school packed lunch guidelines (no chocolate, sweets or fizzy drinks).