Ecclesall Kids Club provides out of school care for 4 to 11 year olds. Our mission is to provide low cost, high quality and stimulating playcare in a welcoming and friendly environment.
We offer Breakfast, After School Clubs and Holiday Clubs throughout the year on premises we let from Ecclesall Infants and Junior School though we are an independent not for profit business in our own right, run by parents for parents. We have fun outdoors and indoors; we go on trips; we do games, craft activities, books; we have televisions available and a games console at the juniors.
Infants are open 7:40–8:50 am and 3:10–5:45 pm and juniors are open 7:40–8:40 am and 3:25–5:45 pm. Breakfast club costs £3.80 per session and After school Club costs £7.00 per session. Holiday Club costs £21.00 for a full day, or £10.50 for a half day. These costs will be applied to invoices issued after February half term.
Examples of the Breakfast Club food items we provide and snack items we provide at after school are contained in our Healthy Eating Policy.
We are very busy at Infants and Juniors After-School Club and we are at our busiest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. If you can’t book the places you need on Magic Booking, please keep looking as places may become available later on. Parents cancel places all the time especially over summer as their child-care needs for September change. As well as longer term bookings, some ad-hoc/one-off places and late bookings may be available as well. You can try booking these up to 24 hours before the session on Magic Booking or in an emergency on the day you can contact the club. We cannot exceed our maximum staff to child ratios on any day for insurance purposes and Ofsted requirements.
We request that parents cancel all sessions they do not need so others can use them. This can be done 24/7 via Magic Booking. The main reason we need parents to cancel is that a child does not turn up to club and we expect them, some staff have to spend time trying to track them down rather than caring for other children. If they remain unaccounted for and we cannot get hold of the parents we are duty bound to inform the police for safeguarding reasons. If the session is cancelled 30 calendar days or more in advance you will receive a credit on your account. If its less than 30 days you won’t receive a credit but the more people who cancel the more places there will be in the system for everyone especially when emergency childcare is needed. As we are not for profit and we keep our prices low we can’t afford to carry spare places just in case they are needed. The more parents who cancel, the more chance we have to reduce the cancellation period to less than 30 days and keep doing so over time, which will be a benefit to all our users.
If we become full we will operate a waiting list —please see our bookings policy for details of how we prioritise the allocation of places.
Holiday Playscheme Dates 2018
Easter 5 days
Monday 9 April – Friday 13 April
Summer Half Term 4 days
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1st June
Summer Holiday Club
Please note location of the club may vary between weeks and will be posted on our website nearer to the time.
|Monday 6th August||–||Friday 10th August|
|Monday 13th August||–||Friday 17th August|
|Monday 20th August||–||Friday 24th August|
|Tuesday 28th August||–||Thursday 30th August (Closed Mon & Fri)|
|Tuesday 4th September||–||Thursday 6th September* (Closed Mon & Fri)|
*This is the school inset week and opening will be subject to premises being available to allow the club to run —we will update as soon as we can
Autumn 4 days
Monday 29 October – Friday 2nd November
The first 3 weeks of Holiday Club will operate out of the Juniors. During week 4 the drop off and pick up for all trips will be the juniors and during week 5 the drop off and pick up point for all trips will be the Infants.
Please read the following important information, which tells you trip costs, safety precautions and what your child will need to bring.
Please note that children staying all day or going on trips will need to bring packed lunches and labelled drinks for trips.
Click here for the info sheet
Our Holiday Club dates are set at the beginning of the year and advertised for the whole year to allow our parents and carers to plan. The Programme varies on a daily basis and this is arranged and published nearer to the time of each Holiday Club. We have lots of fun and exciting activities and trips and lots of opportunities to make new friends.
We are open 8.30 am–5.45 pm for full day sessions costing £21. We also run half days sessions 8.30 am–1 pm or 1 pm–5.45 pm at a cost of £10.50 per half day session. We request payment for Holiday Club in advance and unfortunately cancellations are non-refundable.
We produce a timetable at least 3 weeks before the start of the Holiday Club and as soon as possible before our booking deadline to ensure our parents and children are able to make choices about which days they will attend (including which days there will be trips and additional costs).
We try to ensure we keep additional costs to a minimum but to ensure we have a variety of activities on offer we may request an additional payment to cover the costs. These additional payments will be clearly marked on the advance timetable with an explanation of what the costs are for and are payable in advance alongside the full or half day Holiday Club payment.
As we have to arrange our staffing to match the numbers of children booked in we request that parents book by the deadline set otherwise we are unable to guarantee a Holiday Club place.
To check availability and book Holiday Club, please speak to the staff at the junior Club or telephone during club opening hours (7:40–8:40 am and 3:25–5:45 pm) on 0114 236 6621.