COOK Spinney Primary, Harlow, is helping working families with the launch of an after-school care club that allows parents to leave their children in school until teatime.
The school has launched the Star Club, where children are looked after by members of staff. This will take place from 3:15pm until 5:30pm all week long. The club keeps children in a familiar setting, that is safe and that parents can trust.
Headteacher Neil Stirrat said: “We carried out a survey of parents earlier in the year to see if there would be any interest in an after-school childcare provision. The overwhelming response was that they would.
“It can be quite difficult and expensive to secure childcare. Parents are pleased to be able to leave their children at school instead. This way, pupils can still attend after-school clubs and then be safely brought on to Star Club until collection.”
During these sessions’ children play outdoor games, board games as well as fitness activities on the school’s Nintendo Wii alongside art and crafts activities, for the children to enjoy. In addition to this, children are provided with snacks, a meal along with drinks.
With the launch, this helps working parents with creating this childcare after school programme and gets rid of the stress of organising childcare.