ABC Club

The ABC Club

(After-School & Breakfast Care Club)

Welcome to St Mary's After School and Breakfast Club page.

You will find all of the information that you need to know about our club below. 


St Mary's Birchley ABC Club
Birchley Road
Billinge
Wigan
WN5 7QJ
ABC Club : 01744 678614
School: 01744 678610
Fax: 01744 678611

E-Mail: stmaryrcbp@sthelens.org.uk
 


General Statement

It is the policy of the ABC group to operate as flexible a service as practically possible to enable any pupil/family of the school access to the services at any time. However, to enable correct staffing ratios, parents MUST book places in advance. 


Price Structure

Breakfast Session: 7:30am-8:50am 

Price per session : £4.00 

Please note that breakfast will not be served after 8:30am

After School Session: 3.30pm -5.30pm

3.30pm-4.30pm session : £3.30

3.30pm-5.30pm session: £6.60

If a child has not been collected by 5.30pm, a late fine of £5.00 will be applied to cover the costs of staff overtime.

Payments can be made by cash or cheque at ABC club- unfortunately we there is no online payment system set up at the minute.

**All sessions need to be pre-boked. These can be booked two weeks in advance by completing the fortnightly booking form which can be found on the school's newsletter. This is extremely important as to ensure staff/child ratios are correct.**

We are registered with a variety of voucher schemes.


Arrivals and Departures

Morning Session

The care contract will only come into effect when children are entered onto the register. They should be accompanied and signed into the register by a responsible adult/family member.

At the end of the morning session the Junior children will transfer themselves from the hall and go straight to their classroom. All infant children will be escorted to class and Reception children will be handed to a member of staff in the Reception department.

After School Session

At the beginning of the session the Junior children will be allowed to transfer themselves from their class straight to After School Club. All infant children will be escorted to the club by a member of staff.

The care contract will end, and responsibility of the child will be handed over when a parent/guardian has signed a child out at the register and a time entered next to the child's name. 

No child should be handed over to anyone other than the known parent/guardian unless an agreement has been made previously. 

If a child is not collected by a parent/guardian, an agreed procedure must be followed to identify a nominated adult e.g. personal password.

 


What we offer at our club

In Breakfast and Afterschool club we offer a variety of activities that cater for the wide range of children attending the clubs. Each day there is a focused activity-usually themed around the seasons or particular days of the year- that the children can choose to take part in, alongside the continuous provision that is always on offer. 

 

Indoor

 

Outdoor

  • Lego/sticklebricks/kenex/duplo/magneatos/gears.
  • Cars and car mat/ train set/ kitchen/dolls and play houses.
  • Reading corner.
  • Stationery/pens/pencils/paper/card/felt/tissue paper/play doh/paints/colouring sheets/wordsearches
  • Board games.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Tv/wii/dvd player
  • Role play
  • Football/basketball.
  • Tennis and badminton.
  • Skipping ropes.
  • Free choice on sports equipment

 

 

 

What the children enjoy doing at Breakfast and Afterschool Club

We asked some of the children in club what they enjoyed the most in club-here is what they said:

Amelia : "I enjoy playing on the Wii, my favourite game is Just Dance-I love it!"

Ava: "I like colouring and the different activities in ABC Club"

Freddie: "I like playing with Optimus Prime- he is the best!"

Kiera: " My favourite food in After School Club are the toasted muffins- they are really nice"

 


Our Staff

Mrs Hankin: Manager

Mrs Lightfoot: Deputy Manager

Mrs Burrows: Play worker

Mrs Lawrenson: Play worker

Mrs Leatherbarrow: Play worker

Miss Prescott: Play worker


Access to Information

We believe that an open access policy is the best way of encouraging participation.

Parents/guardians are welcome to view the policies and procedures file which governs the way that the ABC works. There may be times when information needs to be passed on from school to the ABC staff, to the adult collecting your child. If you wish for this information not to be passed on in this way could you please put it in writing to the club.


Behaviour

At ABC Club we expect all children to behave in a positive manner and to treat everyone with respect. If children choose to behave in a negative manner then ABC Club will follow the sanctions stated below:

  • One verbal warning will be given, however if the behaviour continues then a second verbal warning will be given along with a note being made in the behaviour book and the child's parents informed.
  • If a child has to be spoken to for a third time then a written warning will be given. 
  • If a child receives three written warnings then they will be temporarily excluded from ABC Club.

Complaints Procedures

If any parent should have cause for complaint they should in the first instance take it up with the club Manager (Mrs Hankin). If the issue remains then the Head Teacher should be contacted. The Head Teacher will then investigate the complaint and report back to the parent.

If the matter cannot be resolved to their satisfaction, then parents have the right to raise the matter with the ABC Club Committee (c/o St.Mary's Birchley Primary School, Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan, WN5 7QJ)


 

Files to Download

St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610

Email: stmaryrcbp@sthelens.org.uk