Chantry is proud to offer parents childcare facilities both before and after school.
The club is managed by Mrs Janine Bruce, supported by a team of staff directly employed by the school. We are currently extending the club to accommodate the growing needs of our families. Staffing ratios are always maintained at a minimum of 1 adult for every 8 children.
We use Pavilion Room as our childcare base and have extended into Relay Class this September. The rooms are located in the separate building off the Key Stage 1 Playground, near the Wedgewood Road gate. This is accessible to parents before and after school directly through the Wedgewood Road gate.
Breakfast Club is open from 7:35am and children are taken to class in time for their 8:45am start.
After School Club offers three sessions
- Session 1 is 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
- Session 2 is 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
- Session 3 is 5:30pm - 6:00pm.
Friday session is available from 2:00pm-6:00pm.
Breakfast Club costs £3.50 per day (£17.50 per week).
After School Club costs £3.50 per session, per day (£9.50 for all three sessions £47.5 per week).
For example: If your child were to attend breakfast club each day and all three after school sessions every day, the total cost for weekly childcare would be £60.00
Friday Club costs £5.00 and must be booked in advance.
Registration for all children is £3.00 per year
The Breakfast Club gives your child a cheerful and fun start to their day.
We offer the children toast*, with a number of spreads and slices of cheese, a range of cereals and fruit with yogurt, along with fresh juice, water and milk to drink
We provide croissants, pancakes or crumpets on a weekly basis.
We always follow dietary requirements and health restrictions.
*We use brown bread for our toast and sandwiches
After School Care Club
The After School Care Club is a service that allows the children to socialise and play in a safe environment where they have a range of toys, games and activities at their fingertips.
When the school day is finished a member of staff accompanies the younger children to the club.
The children are given either sandwiches, toast, baked beans, or cheese and crackers, and a wide choice of fresh fruit along with a drink.
Wraparound care is available for children attending nursery sessions in addition to the breakfast and after school sessions detailed above. Wraparound care offer afternoon sessions for children attending the morning nursery class and morning sessions for the afternoon nursery class.
Children are cared for alongside our childcare facility for staff babies and toddlers within the Care Club setting and will be offered high quality care and activities planned and delivered by qualified staff using the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Our wraparound and childcare facilities for under 5s operate under a full independent Ofsted Childcare registration.
Registration for all children in wrap-around is £3.00 per year.
Morning session 8.45am-11.45am
Lunch session 11.45am-12.15pm
Afternoon session 12.15pm- 3.30pm (Monday-Thursday)
Afternoon session 12.15pm-2.00pm (Friday only)
Morning session £12
Lunch session £3
Afternoon session £12
Afternoon session Fridays only £9
Please note that children collected late will incur a charge of the next full session. Late fees of £3 per child will still be charged if children have not been collected by 6pm.
Booking and Payment
Parents are required to register for Care Club and must book and pay for all sessions in advance. We accept childcare vouchers from a range of employee childcare voucher providers, including Computershare, Busy Bees, Fair Care and Edenred - we can register for other providers if required and we encourage the use of childcare vouchers.
We encourage parents to book sessions as far in advance as possible, preferably half a term at a time. These childcare places are often in demand so it is essential that we know of any opportunities to offer places to other families through the year.
Once again, all payments must be made in advance. Ideally, payment for the whole half term or for each month is preferred, however, weekly payments are acceptable. We hope to offer online payment systems in the near future, however, at present we require cash, cheque or childcare voucher payments.
• Cheques should be made payable to Chantry Primary Academy Trust
• Childcare vouchers are payable to either Chantry Primary School or Chantry Primary Academy, Tomlinson Avenue, Luton, LU4 0QP
Registration and booking forms are available to download:
Some parents may be eligible for help with childcare costs, further information can be found on the Government website.
Daily Routines and Activities
In breakfast club, children are always offered cereal and toast with juice or water to drink. There is often yogurt and/or fruit available as well. After breakfast, children have the opportunity to play boards games but often enjoy helping to tidy up or just chatting to their friends until they walk across to school.
Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 are brought across to after school club by staff, children in Years 3-6 walk across once they are dismissed from class. Once in after school club, children have the opportunity to have a small snack. such as fruit or a biscuit, during session 1. Children attending the second session will be offered another snack later, such as toast. The children have access to a wide range of activities including games, crafts, cookery, reading books, table tennis, table football, computers and computer games, there is also space for children to complete homework. Children also make use of the playground space in good weather.