After School Care
After School Care (ASC) is a service that we offer, to care for children between 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm, in a safe and comfortable environment.
It is run by our After School Care Team which includes two managers and two assistants. We also utilise the help of our Gap Year Students and link with the Alleyn’s Senior School Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer scheme students as part of their work experience.
Do I need to book in advance?
No, you do not need to book ahead. Every day when the class teacher takes the register they will ask your child what they think is happening at the end of their school day. If they know that they are due to come to ASC the information will be passed on to the ASC staff and they will be expecting them. If your child is in the Infant Department, we ask that you inform the teacher or teaching assistant of after school arrangements.
However, if you find you are running late, the traffic is bad, or your son or daughter has not remembered arrangements for the end of the day, then do not worry. They will be collected from the playground by the member of staff on duty at the end of the school day. The children are then able to wait comfortably in ASC until you are able to come for them.
If your child is in the Infant Department, the teaching assistant will take your child to ASC and pass them over to the ASC team.
What happens at After School Care?
The children arrive in the Exhibition Area (near the front entrance to the Junior School) and sign in with the ASC manager. They leave their bags in a designated Year 3 classroom and then visit the Library and/or the Exhibition Area. Junior children are encouraged to start their homework in the Homework Room which is fully supervised. The younger ones find an activity that they like (Lego, board games, construction, drawing, or similar) and settle down to play.
If there is an evening event happening in the school hall, ASC will move to a different location, usually the Computing Room. A board will go up in the playground alerting parents and carers to the new location.
After 4.00 pm the children are offered a fruit snack and after 4.45 pm some plain biscuits. An additional snack will be offered if children are still in ASC at 5.15 pm and hungry after a match or late activity.
What are the charges for After School Care?
All children known to be remaining in school after 3.30 pm, and children not collected from the playground by 3.50 pm, are to go to After School Care. Charges apply from 4.00 pm.
- 2018/2019 Rates are £3.90 per half hour, or part of a half hour
- 2019/2020 Rates are £4.00 per half hour, or part of a half hour
There will be a £15 fine for late collection after 6.00 pm, rising to £25 for collection after 6.30 pm which will be added to your child’s end of term fee bill.
The emergency contact numbers for After School Care between 3.30 pm and 6.00 pm are 0208 299 8090 or 07715 960506.