Greenmeadow Primary School

 

 

Welcome

Greenmeadow pupils, from Foundation to Year 6, can join our breakfast club, held in the Studio (next to the hall), which has an informal and friendly atmosphere run by our own dedicated staff.

The breakfast club provides a quiet comfortable space for reading, space for free play as well as more structured activities. Each morning a nutritious breakfast is provided and the children are encouraged to help themselves, sit down, talk together, and then clear up their dishes: the idea is that our breakfast replicates as far as possible the atmosphere of a family meal.

 

Opening Times

We are open every weekday during term time, excluding inset days, from 7.30 a.m. until school starts when the children are taken to their classrooms. Your child can be dropped off between 07:30 a.m. and 08:15 a.m. via the green, gated entrance on the left hand side of the car park. The gate will be locked at all times for security so please let staff know you have arrived by pressing the entry buzzer. Please note that entry after 08:15 a.m. will not be possible as staff will be getting ready to take children to their classrooms. Please park on Pen Close as the car park will be busy with staff arriving.

All parents/carers must ensure that their child is signed in each morning.

Bookings and Fees

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once you have notified the office staff that you would like to book a breakfast club space you will receive a link to make your booking on ParentPay. All places must be booked and paid for in advance of the session via ParentPay. These payments must be received before the date of attendance otherwise your child’s place will automatically be removed for that day. For example, for your child to attend on a Wednesday your payment must be received at the latest by midnight on the Monday before.

We also accept payment by childcare vouchers. Please contact the school office if you wish to pay by this method. As above, voucher payments must be received in advance of the booking in order for us to manually credit your account.

Parents of children attending the club on a regular basis can book places in advance for the term.

If you wish to cancel your booking, we require one week’s notice in writing.

The fee for breakfast club is £4.00 per session per child. The cost remains the same regardless of the time that your child arrives or whether or not they have breakfast.

Greenmeadow Primary School reserves the right to withdraw the place from your child and refuse further bookings following non-payment of fees.

Fees will not be refunded unless the breakfast club is cancelled for any reason.

 

Menu

Breakfast is prepared by our staff who all hold Food Hygiene Certificates and follow the healthy eating guidelines. Children are encouraged to help themselves, sit down, talk together, and then clear up their dishes. All children are encouraged to eat and drink something.

Example breakfast menu would be: - Cereal, toast or crumpets or muffins (with various toppings), fruit. Milk, fruit juice, and water.

Please ensure that staff are made aware if your child has any food allergies or intolerances.

 

Policies

The breakfast club is part of Greenmeadow Primary School and adopts all schools’ policies and procedures. Pupils are expected to respect the ethos and values of the school while attending breakfast club as they would during the school day.

Communication

We aim to make each child happy and comfortable at the breakfast club. If there is any specific information that you feel the breakfast club staff should know then please email the school office. Any information relevant to a particular day can be discussed briefly at drop off. If you have any more detailed issues that you would like to discuss with club staff, then you can arrange a mutually convenient time outside of club hours.

As you will appreciate, the breakfast club staff have several children to look after and cannot always pass individual messages onto class teachers. Please forward messages by way of a written note or a message to the school office as usual.

Contact Us

Mrs Ellson – School Office

Telephone – 01793 521141 (School main office 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Email -          admin@greenmeadow-pri.swindon.sch.uk

 

After School Clubs

We run a variety of After School Clubs each term. 

Forest School

This club is led by Neil from Wild Inspired, who currently runs our forest school sessions during the school day. Within the school grounds, the group will undertake a range of activities which could include den/shelter building, nature trails, woodcraft and fire safety. Old clothes, a coat and wellington boots / sturdy boots are an essential.

Soccer Excellence Football

Soccer Excellence will be returning to Greenmeadow Primary School to provide football coaching.  The children will learn to play as part of a team as well learn a variety of skills covering all the different aspects of football.

Miss Willis - Sports Clubs

A number of different sports related clubs will be on offer, teaching children teamwork, ball skills, fitness and co-ordination.

Booking your clubs

Places are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis. The costs are per term and we will expect your child to attend every session.  If your child is not able to attend the club, you must let the school office know.  Payments are to be made in advance and are non-refundable.

 

 

Little Pippins After School Club

 

Little Pippins afterschool club was formed in Feb 2014 as an expanding provision by Little Pippins preschool. The 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 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.

 

AFTERSCHOOL CLUB

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
Pizza
Crumpets
Beans and bread/butter
Wraps with filling
Fruit
Malt loaf/teacakes

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 September 2017

Afterschool club

School children : Greenmeadow, Rodbourne Cheney, Haydonleigh and Haydon Wick

3.25-4.00pm £4.00/4.50
3.25-5.00pm £8.00/8.50
3.25-6.00pm £11.50/12.00

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.

Discounts

If you have more than one child attending Little Pippins Club then a 20% discount will apply for sibling only.

Absent

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.

Bookings

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.

Refunds

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.