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Coombe Connections

Tel: 07745 046121

CONNECTIONS NEWS

Connections News Update, 23 February 2021

School and Connections Club will re-open fully on 8 March 2021.

If you wish to book Connections, you will need to submit a fresh Booking Request Form (one for each child) not later than mid-day on 03 March 2021.

WE WILL NOT ROLL OVER ANY PREVIOUS BOOKING.

Even if you booked with us before, you will still need to submit a fresh Booking Request Form, one for each child.

Requests are considered on a first come, first served basis.

Please read the notes within our Booking and Payment section before you proceed. The link to the Booking Request Form is in the same section.

How Connections will operate

Connections will not be able to operate in the same way as before Covid-19. We adhere to government guidelines which are subject to change and we appreciate your understanding whilst our practices and routines continue to evolve. Booked Breakfast and After School sessions will continue to be restricted in the number of children accommodated. Children will be grouped in ‘bubbles’ which are organised in Key Stages ie. the bubbles will be made up of children from a greater spread of classes than during school hours and will vary from day to day. Siblings may be separated. Each child attending will receive breakfast (Breakfast Club) and/or a pre-packed light snack (After School Club). It will not be possible to run some of our normal communal activities. Booking of Ad Hoc sessions is not offered.







Welcome to Coombe Connections

Welcome to Coombe Connections Club, the Breakfast and After School provision for children of Coombe Hill Infants’ School and Coombe Hill Junior School.  We are delighted to be working together to provide this exciting facility for our children.

Connections Club is most suitable for parents seeking long-term regular childcare. It offers excellent wrap around childcare with qualified play workers, providing stimulating and enjoyable activities to Reception children through to Year 6.  These activities are designed to be in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.  Our venture, provided jointly by the Infants’ and Junior schools, is in the safe hands of our highly experienced manager Ms Geraldine Carslake.  With her team of qualified staff we are able to give our children the opportunity to continue their learning in a fun way with access to the facilities of both schools.

Our aim is to accommodate a large number of children and maintaining a high staff to child ratio enables us to offer individual attention to encourage children to take part in activities which will stimulate and encourage personal development.

Most importantly we want children to feel relaxed and at home in a friendly, warm, caring environment with the ability to wind down after a day at school. 

Coombe Connections Club welcomes parental involvement and we strive to forge and strengthen relationships with parents in order that we maintain excellent levels of communication at all times.  The partnership between the children, the club and parents is important to us and helps us to provide the very best care to your children.

We ensure equal opportunity for all our children and families, regardless of their race, religion, culture, disability or social background.

What we provide

Breakfast Club

  • A Breakfast club every school day, from 7.45am to 8.45am
  • Breakfast cereal, toast, croissants, fresh fruit, yoghurt and drinks
  • Activities and provision for your child to chat, read and prepare for the school day ahead.

After School Club

  • After school provision every school day, from 3.15pm/3.30pm to 6.00pm.
  • A minimum of a cold light tea (a hot tea will be provided on occasion) plus fresh fruit and vegetables
  • A wide range of physical activities both inside and outside with the use of both school grounds facilities, including the adventure playground, MUGA and field.
  • Arts and craft activities
  • Junk and clay modelling
  • Baking and cooking
  • Table top games and electronic games
  • Films
  • I.C.T.
  • External weekly sports or dance coach session
  • A relaxing time for reading with another child or adult or for completing homework with the assistance of our qualified staff
  • The opportunity to be with friends or make new friends in a familiar and relaxing environment.
  • Caring staff who will interact with the children and treat them with respect and kindness.

Booking

We aim to have enough spaces available to accommodate all applications. Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee this intention absolutely but we will try our best to fulfil your needs.

Fees

Breakfast Club is priced at £6 per session and After School Club at £14 per session for all children.

Fees are payable half-termly in advance and childcare vouchers are accepted.

Times

Breakfast Club: 07.45 until 08.45

After School Club: 15.15 until 18.00

Discipline

Whilst we hope to create a relaxed environment, we do expect the children to behave with respect and courtesy and will adhere to the same principles and golden rules for behaviour as are in place at both schools.  Persistent poor behaviour will be brought to your attention.

Medicines

We are happy to administer prescribed medicines, but as in the case of school we can only do so if we have written permission from you outlining the dosage and the name of the child and the commencement date. 

More Information

Please see the Coombe Connections Club Parents’ Handbook and the Booking and Paying document on the school website for full details including terms and conditions and application deadlines.