About the Clubs
Little Pippins afterschool club was formed in Feb 2014 as an expanding provision by Little Pippins preschool. Our aim is to provide reasonable provision for the children who attend Little Pippins Preschool and Greenmeadow Primary School .
We are open five days a week before and after school to children aged 4-11 years who attend Little Pippins Preschool room and Greenmeadow Primary School, Rodbourne Cheney, Haydonleigh and Haydon Wick during term time only.
Our staff work within Little Pippins work very closely with the school especially children following the EYFS.
When children arrive at afterschool club, fruit and yogurts will be available to access.
3.15 - 3.45 - Children arrive from all four schools and preschool
3.50 - 4.10 - Outdoor games
4.10 - Snack time
4.30 - Indoor play including planned activity and free choice Lego, board games and Barbies etc.
5.15 - Homework time.
6pm - Home times.
In the after school club we will offer the children a snack for example:
Toast with topping
Beans and bread/butter
Wraps with filling
In our afterschool provision we have a wider ranges of equipment and toys for children aged 3-11 years including: arts and crafts, TV and DVD, wii and electronic games, outdoor activities, table football, construction, cooking activities and many more.
For our under 8's we have separate activities and use the other end of the room to provide activities for them. They also have access to the outdoor area through the sessions. Some of the toys we have on offer are: dinosaurs, book corner, K'nex, sticklebricks, ball games, board games, farmyard, garage and cars, home corner, Lego, Barbies plus more.
For our over 8's we have additional activities and resources for the children to access such as wii games; just dance, arts and crafts, football, ball games, group outdoor board games, DVD's, movie nights, bracelet making plus much more.
How to Join
Complete a registration form and hand into Manager's office or Preschool Provision. The Manager will confirm whether places are available and agree a start date, or if full, whether you wish to remain on the waiting list. Registration forms can be downloaded from the document section and emailed back to us.
Fee's and Timing
School children : Greenmeadow, Rodbourne Cheney, Haydonleigh and Haydon Wick
Friday 1.10-3.25pm £10.50/11.00 then the additional fee costs for a Friday from 1.10-6pm.
If your child attends an afterschool activity at Greenmeadow and will need to be picked up after please inform us asap when your afterschool club activity has been authorised.
An additional charge of 50p will be given to children collected from all schools except Greenmeadow to cover staff costs leaving at 3pm for collections.
If you have more than one child attending Little Pippins Club then a 20% discount will apply for sibling only.
Fees are payable even if your child is absent (i.e., illness, school trips, holidays,etc). You will be charged for the whole term and all sessions booked in order to secure your place with us at Little Pippins.
You will not be charged for TD days the preschool is closed or our trip days, when our provision is closed. These are indicated on our school calendar which you will receive when you start. If we are not informed at the beginning of the year about your school teacher training days we will not refund for these days.
We request that members book a minimum of two session per week on a regular basis.
Changes to hours or leaving the club
Four weeks notice in writing is required to cancel your child’s place at the Little Pippins Clubs or to make changes to your current booking. The only exception to this is that we can accept written notification of changes during the last week of a term that affects the start of the forthcoming term. Notification received at the start of a term will mean that changes take affect after four weeks.
Little Pippins clubs will be unable to refund payments where a session has been cancelled as a result of exceptional circumstances beyond our control, ie flooding, fire, natural, any failure of gas, electricity or water services.