Freedom After School Clubs
Where and when?
Freedom After School Clubs are available in St. Luke, St Lawrence, St Saviour, St Clement and First Tower schools and are open during every school day of the year.
The clubs welcome children from whenever each class is released and cares for them until 6:00pm. (See separate brochure for St Lawrence) We are happy to register boys and girls who are of primary school age. Unfortunately we are unable to take children who are in the nursery.
Children will have a number of choices each day. They will always be able to sit quietly and chat, read or do their homework; there will be a large selection of games and activities for them to opt for if they wish.
A staff to child ratio of 1:10 or better will be maintained at all times.
All of the “full time” staff will be qualified or working towards gaining qualifications in childcare. Several of the staff are likely to work in the school. The specialist coaches are either qualified teachers or are qualified as coaches.
All staff are police checked and all staff will have satisfactorily completed the mandatory health check, safeguarding training, the level 2 food and hygiene course and will be first aid trained.
The children will be offered a substantial snack shortly after arriving. The snack will consist of a choice of drinks and something to eat. The foods on offer may include: a slice of pizza, filled sandwich, filled roll, pasta, cereals or something similar followed by an item of fruit. Parental preferences will be respected and where possible the personal likes and dislikes of the children will be catered for. The children may be able to bake or prepare the snack when it is appropriate to do so. If your child has an allergic reaction to a specific food, please let us know.