The Den is our wrap around care within school. The Den provides a caring and safe environment for before and after school. It has a homely feel where children are at the centre. Our playleader and play workers are experienced practitioners who plan, resource and lead sessions based on individual children’s needs. Children have access to fun and exciting activities, open provision and resources, homework and reading support and the option to relax with friends.
Before School Club
- Children can arrive from 7.30am
- A light breakfast will be provided
- Indoor and outdoor provision can be accessed
After School Club
- Children will arrive from 3.30pm
- A light, healthy snack tea will be provided
- A focus activity and indoor and outdoor provision can be accessed
Collection and drop off
Parents/Carers can drop off and collect children from the hall by ringing the doorbell in the school entrance labelled ‘The Den’. You will be asked to sign in and sign out on the register by a member of staff.
The Den is run by our Play Leaders Laura Saving and Emily Almond. Our staff have experience of working with children and undertake professional development training.
The Den planning is based around individual interests. A focus activity will be available to access every evening. A wide range of indoor and outdoor provision that children can explore will be available on the morning and afternoon sessions. Please click here for the Focus Activities - The Den Focus Activities
Please keep an eye on The Den Notice Board for details of upcoming Special Events!
Booking and Payment
Our aim is to provide a quality service which is flexible to parent’s needs. Parents can book places through the school office. You will be given a booking form for the term and then payment can be made through parent pay. Additional or one-off places can also be booked if there is space by contacting the school office during school hours.
To book your space, please complete the booking form below and return to the school office.
Summer Term 2021 - Booking Form
Autumn Term 2021 - Booking Form
Before School children have breakfast provided. This will include cereals, toast or crumpets. After School children have a healthy light tea. Children are involved in creating the menu and preparing meals. Any dietary requirements will be met. Please click here to see the menu - The Den Menu
Effective communication between The Den and home is essential. Children achieve more when school and parents work together. The playleader and playworkers are available to support families and children. The school website, social media and notice board are all used to display information.
School uniform is to be worn for The Den. Children can bring indoor slippers if they wish.
The Den adhere to all school policies which can be found here.
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