We offer childcare before and after school for any children who attend St Nicholas First School.
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.45am
3.30pm to 6.00pm
We also offer wrap around care for Nursery children at “Little Nics”
Monday to Friday 11.45am to 3.30pm
Early Nics 7.30—8.45am £4.00 includes cereal or toast and a drink
Little Nics 11.45—3.30pm £12.00
Extra Nics 3.30—4.30pm £4.00
3.30—5.30 pm £8.00
Children who access 30 hour free government provision must also pay £4.00 per day to cover childcare between the 15 hour morning session and the 15 hour afternoon session. These pupils may bring a packed lunch or pay £2.20 for a school dinner.
All parents / carers who wish to use the childcare facilities should first complete a registration form in full with all details required. Payment must be made via the child’s Parent Pay account online in advance in order to secure a place.
Signing in / out
Before and after school parents should enter through the rear hall doors or Nursery entrance as advised. All children must be signed in on arrival (Early Nics) and out again at the end of the session at the after school club. Any changes to expected arrangements for attendance or collection must be communicated to the school office by 4pm on 01902 842998.
Wrap around children are signed in at the start of the morning session.
If you are late collecting your child after 6.00pm there will be a late payment charge of £5 per 15 minutes late.
If more than 5 mins late into the next time bracket e.g the parent has paid for care from 3.30-4.30pm and arrives at 4.40pm to collect then they are eligible for the next price bracket fee e.g £8.00 and would be charged the extra £4.00 as a penalty.
All staff involved with childcare provision are appropriately trained and qualified:
Jessica Ordidge NVQ3 or equivalent Early Nics
Kate Sullivan NVQ3 or equivalent Little Nics/Extra Nics
Rebecca Cottle EYFS degree Little Nics/Extra Nics
Jackie Round NVQ3 or equivalent Early Nics
Tom Mills NVQ 3 Apprentice and Sports Coach Early Nics/Extra Nics
Georgia Brookes NVQ 2 Apprentice Early Nics/ Extra Nics
Jodie Griffiths EYFS Degree Early Nics
Lisa Dhami NVQ3 or equivalent Little Nics
In the after school club all children take part in a range of well planned and varied activities, including the use of our outdoor areas if the weather permits.
At Little Nics children are provided with a nutritious meal which they sit and eat together with the staff, followed by a short informal play session. The children participate in an appropriate range of EYFS activities and are integrated into the afternoon Nursery session.
The school reserves the right to remove this facility from any child who does not follow the rules and expectations of the facility. Parents will be notified of concerns as they arise through a 3 stage system.
1. Raising a concern / issue
2. Persistent concerns / issues
3. No longer allowed to attend the facility.
Childcare provision follows all relevant school policies for:
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Health and Safety
- First Aid and Medical
- Behaviour and Discipline
- Anti Bullying
- Equal Opportunities and Anti Racism
- SEN and Inclusion
- Physical Intervention
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
For more information about any of the above, please contact Mrs Richards in the school office who will be happy to advise you.
To find out about tax free childcare and how this can help you, please click here.
Codsall Childminders, part of the National Childminding Association Group, provide before and after school care based in the home.
For more information, please visit www.codsall-childminders.co.uk, where you can find more details and contact numbers.