Fig Tree Club
Our Extended Services - for children in Years R to 6 - have recently rebranded as the 'Fig Tree Club', named after the beautiful tree outside their base in Milligan Class. Children who are part of our current Fig Tree family all submitted designs and the winning spot was taken by Ellis from Ahlberg Class. Many congratulations to him on his beautiful artwork which has now been turned into our new logo.
All sessions are run by staff employed by Castle and all wear other hats during the school day so become well-known to every child who spends these important times with us.
Sessions start at 7.30 am and finish at 8.30 am. The last serving for breakfast is just before 8.00 am and all children are expected to have arrived by that time.
Sessions include a healthy breakfast where the children can choose from a large selection of cereals and toast. After a nutritious start to their day (ensuring they are ready for their learning!), children are offered a wide wide range of activities either to start the day quietly on their own or enjoy time with their friends using the wide range of resources available to them.
In response to parental feedback, we currently offer two different session times. Sessions start at 3.05 pm with Session 1 children needing collection by 4.30 pm and those attending both sessions collected by no later than 6.00 pm.
Session 2 (Monday to Thursday only) includes a healthy snack when the children can choose from a number of options, eg wraps, homemade pizza as well as fruit. There is also a wide range of activities for children to do either alone or with their friends including: board games, construction and playing with the wide range of toys that have been donated to us. There is also help and support available for children who want to use the time completing their home learning. We try to use our outdoor environment as much as possible, especially during the warmer months.
Payment should be made in advance and can be paid online via our online payment system (SchoolMoney). https://login.eduspot.co.uk/public/portal/parent/?app=schoolmoney
All sessions including ad hoc ones must be booked in advance and we must have a completed booking form (see above) handed in to the Office. To book sessions or for more information, please email Mrs Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note. Our unique identification number (the one that HMRC and other government agencies, eg Universal Credits, use) and childcare vouchers is 146952.