Castle Club is part of Castle Batch's wrap around care service available for all children throughout our academy from 3.15pm through to 6pm. This facility provides continuity and consistency of approach in a calm and caring environment. It promotes social and educational benefits with positive outcomes with peer group interaction.
What you need to know:-
Where is Castle Club held?
The club is currently held in our school library and accessed via the main school entrance, with a secure entry system after hours. We take a register on arrival and your child’s safety is paramount – from our parents we require passwords and signature upon collection.
What time can I collect my child and what does it cost?
You can collect your child/ren at any time and we uniquely offer a three tier pricing:
Tier 1 = between 3.15-4.15pm; or 4.00pm (from an activity club) -5.15pm @ £4.50 including a snack
Tier 2 = between 3.15-5.15pm; or 4.00pm (from an activity club) -6pm @ £9.00 including the choice of food
Tier 3 = 3.15-6pm @ £12.40 including the choice of food
Your child’s place can only be secured by payment in advance via Parentpay.
Do I need to book?
You do need to book. You can do this by completing the booking form below, by telephone, the urgent booking link, through Mrs Harper or the school office. Cancellations must be made before 11am on the day or a cancellation charge of £4.50 will be incurred per booking.
What happens at the end of the school day?
Currently, due to Covid-19, all children are accompanied to the library by their class teacher (maintaining their year group bubble) and booked in by Castle Club staff.
Staffing at the club?
The club is managed by Mrs Harper alongside experienced members of our staff – Mrs Pengelly, Miss Sweeting, Mrs Betts and Mrs Taylor as playworkers. All our staff hold Level 2 Food Hygiene certificates and a first aid trained member and fire warden on site at all times.
What do the children eat?
There is a choice of food including sandwiches, toast, crackers, cereals along with water, milk and various sugar-free squash.
What do the children do?
The children have a range of activities to choose from including - board games, watch a DVD, read, computer time, arts and crafts, puzzles, colouring or play outside in the playground or run around with a football in our hall. We work alongside class teachers to promote homework and reading. There is always something different to do every day!
Castle Club Booking Form
Please remember to state your child's year group and which session you are booking. Please note if you are cancelling your booking and it is after 11am you will still be charged.