Wrap around care

Parents at Sandygate are lucky enough to have access to wrap around care provided by a third party supplier (TeaTimers) who run their provision on site.

Term Time

During term time we provide extended care for children between the hours of 7.45 and 18:00.

Breakfast club runs from 7.45 until the start of school.  Children arriving before 8.15 are offered breakfast.  They are able to play and make use of our equipment until school starts.  Our staff will escort them to school and ensure get their classroom in the same way as all the other children.  Children attending early clubs at school can still do so as we can easily take them across at the right time.

After school club runs from the end of the school day until 6pm, and you are welcome to pick up at any time.  Children are picked up from the school, brought back and signed in by our staff. Hot tea is provided for all children.  The rest of the time is their own to play and socialise together.  We have a range of activities, both indoor and outside for them to participate in.  Football, ball games and scooting are the most popular outdoor activities and we have enough space to allow different groups to engage in separate activities. Experience shows that children want to be outside in all weather.

Indoors, art and craft activities are popular both for their social value as well as creative output.  We have a lot of toys for children to play with and our space is divided into several areas allowing different sorts of activity to take place. We also have computers and a Nintendo Wii – available in moderation, but very popular group activities nonetheless.  There is also a TV, primarily used towards the end of the session as children begin to leave and need to calm down.

Above all, after school club is a very social place where children play together and burn off the excess energy of the day.  There are various clubs run at the schools, and we are able to accommodate many of them – still feeding and caring for your child for the rest of the afternoon.  We also have an arrangement with Youth Moves, where their team will pick up and return teatimers children.

Out of Term Time

During the school holidays, half term and Inset days we run a holiday club for school children, between 7.45 am and 6pm.  This can also be booked as a half day.  We balance the needs of families needing full day care and those looking for activities, by offering an exciting program of varied activities across the week.  Previous examples include tennis, football, multi-sports, Big Art, Street dance, cinema trips and river trips. Children who are there all day are able to relax and play, take part in the main event and then go back to activities of their choosing.  It is their holiday time and we try to reflect this in what we do. For many of our activities, it is possible just to book to come for the main event itself.

For further information contact TeaTimers.