Canterbury Road Primary School
Breakfast Club Policy including amendments for Covid 19 pandemic
See also school risk assessment for Covid 19 pandemic
Reviewed September 2020
Next review June 2021 or as needed
Aims of the club –
- To give parents the opportunity to work outside school hours by offering low cost childcare.
- To provide parents with childcare at a reduced rate to support well being.
- To prepare children for their day by providing a healthy, nutritious breakfast, including a choice of cereals, fruit juice, toast and waffles.
- To instil independence by encouraging children to serve themselves, then to wash and wipe up after they have finished.
- To promote health and personal hygiene by ensuring children wash their hands before eating and brush their teeth after eating.
- To provide a home-from-home atmosphere where children feel nurtured.
- To help children develop friendly, positive relationships.
At Breakfast Club we are committed to providing families of Canterbury Road School with an extended school facility, offering breakfast in a safe and secure environment at the beginning of each school day. Children are admitted after a completed registration form is received. There is no requirement to book in advance and children are welcome on a drop-in basis, once the required paperwork is in place. Due to Covid 19 we currently ask parents to ‘book’ a place when they first start requiring breakfast club so as to ascertain the number of children who may attend on a given day. This will allow for adequate social distancing if necessary and the creation of a breakfast club ‘bubble’.
Breakfast Club begins at 7.45am when children are received and registered by Mrs Kemp or Miss Hague or Mrs Mace.
Children have a choice of breakfast food and drinks. They are taught to serve themselves at the table and learn to butter their own toast etc.
After they eat, children are expected to wash and dry their own cutlery and crockery.
All children are provided with a toothbrush and toothpaste and clean their teeth after eating.
After this children may play inside or outside. Outside play must only take place on the paved area directly outside The Willows. Both gates must be shut whilst children are present and children must not leave the paved area for any reason without supervision. Children are not allowed on the path, car park, the bank or grass.
Children leave The Willows at approximately 8.40am in order to be delivered to their individual classes at 8.45am.
Mrs Mace and Miss Hague are first aid trained and Mrs Kemp, Mrs Mace and Miss Hague have passed a Food Handling and Hygiene course.
Care plans for any children with special medical needs are kept on file and it is staff responsibility to check for these weekly although the SENCO will email staff with updates. Mrs Mace will update breakfast staff via email of any allergies or food preferences relating to religion, beliefs or health.
The Breakfast club is Ofsted Registered, up to a maximum of 24 children. The Registration number is EY309769.
The current prices are
7.45-8.15am arrival, with or without breakfast £3
8.15-8.30am arrival, no breakfast £2, including breakfast £3
8.30-8.40am arrival, no breakfast available £1.50.
Staff currently employed by the school are offered a 50% discount on these prices and any children of breakfast club staff are free on working days.
Our prices are kept as low as possible, to cover costs only, and prices will only be increased if necessary to avoid running at a loss.
At Breakfast Club we also adhere to all Canterbury Road School Policies particularly –
Safeguarding (Child Protection) – designated DSLs are Mrs King, Sue and Mrs Brown
Health and Safety
Risk assessment for Breakfast club
Copies of these policies are available from the main school office.