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Out of School Club

The majority of parents who send their children to Out of School Club are working parents, who need a reliable and flexible child care facility. It is Cragside  C of E Primary School Out of School Clubs aim to provide a safe and secure environment for your children; enabling you to have peace of mind whilst at work, doing shopping, or just taking a break!


All of our staff are required to complete DBS checks, and the supervisory staff have appropriate qualifications and attend relevant courses. All members of the staff hold a current certificate in Paediatric First Aid and have up to date Child Protection Training (October 2015). Mrs Diane Sidney and Mrs Susan Davison staff our Out of School Club for both the morning and afternoon sessions.  Both Mrs Sidney and Mrs Davison are members of the school staff, working as Midday Supervisors in school as well as supervising our Out of School Club.

Opening Times and Fees

Session                                Per Child
Breakfast club open from 7:45am £3.00
First After school club session: 3:15pm to 4.30pm £4.00
Full session: 3.15pm to 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday)
3.15pm to 5.15pm on a Friday

Payment of Fees

  • Fees are payable on booking.  Payments are taken via the Schools Buddy App.  If you wish to pay by childcare vouchers please contact the school office in the first instance. 
  • There is no reduction for leaving before the end of a session.  The full fee is payable for all booked sessions

Changes to days and cancelling your place

If you need to change the sessions that your child attends, this can be done using the Schools Buddy App. You can cancel your booking and receive a refund if you cancel by 3pm the day before your booking.

Breakfast Club

The breakfast club operates from 7.45 am until the start of the school day. Children are offered cereal or toast along with a drink and fruit. They are then free to take part in any of the activities available which include a physical games, drawing, board games and construction or watching TV.


Children are brought into the breakfast club by their parents/carers who sign the register on leaving their child with a member of staff.  At 8.45am the children are escorted to their classrooms by a member of staff. 

After School Club

The children are collected from their classrooms by a member of staff and escorted to the club. The children are offered a snack and then will be given a variety of activities to choose fro which includes crafts, outdoor play, sports, ICT or free play within the club. We are committed to providing a healthy balanced snack and we are very mindful of avoiding unnecessary salt, sugar and fat content, additives and preservatives. Water is available for the children to drink at any time. The children are then free to take part in any of the activities on offer to them.


An area is always available for them to do their homework. We also provide materials on request, such as paper, scissors, glue etc. The staff are happy to give homework support, providing it doesn’t require long periods of individual attention. If a child was having difficulty we would recommend that the child sought the assistance of their parents when returned home.


As each child is collected by their parent or carer, the time of collection and signature is recorded on the register. Please note that all those allowed to collect children from the club must be listed on the child’s registration forms and be known by the child.  A password system is in operation for added security, if your child is to be collected by a family friend or relative.

Please make provision for personal emergencies and traffic conditions which may prevent you collecting your child; by filling in the registration form as fully as possible, enabling you to send someone in your place. Please let the setting know if you can, as we can help reassure your child.

What the Club requires from the parent/carer

To ensure that the club is run efficiently and effectively there are a few things which parents and carers can do to help. Some of these points may seem like common sense, but we would like to be clear about our expectations thus avoiding misunderstandings. Your assistance with the following would be helpful and very much appreciated:

When collection arrangements for your child have changed please ensure that you inform us, in writing if you know in advance or by personally telephoning us if it is on the day.  Please inform us if your child is absent from the club.

Please telephone the school office on 01670 714200 or to contact the Out of School Club before 8.30am or after 4pm please ring 07706 528599.


If you require extra or changes in days at the Out of School Club please be prompt in booking so as to avoid disappointment and to allow us to be prepared with the correct staff ratios.

When your address, telephone number or any other details alter please ask to amend your registration document so we have up to date information.


Please provide us with medication for your child the first day they attend, along with any instructions we may need. Please ensure this is clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.  School staff are only able to administer medicine which is prescribed for individual children and parents/carers must complete an ‘Administration of Medicines’ form prior to this happening.

Thank you for your assistance.

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