St Martins Academy Chester

'An Outstanding School' – Ofsted June 2015   Read the report here

Wrap Around Care - 'WAC'

‘WAC’ is the extended wrap around care facility available at St Martin’s Academy which provides childcare from 8am until 6pm during term time and offers holiday care to families during the school holidays.

The WAC after school club is supervised by playworkers who develop a program of activities and events to both entertain and nurture each child attending.  Activities may range from baking to a multitude of craft activities, singing, dancing and role play as well as supervised sporting activities (held outdoors, weather permitting) but also allowing for some ‘down time’ at the end of the day which may include an age appropriate film or some TV time.  From the junior phase onwards, when our learners have developed good routines and greater independence, there is also facility for children to complete homework tasks in a supervised quiet space in school.

The aims of our WAC are very simple, never to turn away a family in need of extended care and only charge for sessions actually attended.  In order to do this we rely on parents to inform the school of ‘regular bookings’, the usual times they would expect their child to attend as well as letting the school know if any sessions aren’t needed.  This allows staffing ratios to be monitored and so that emergency bookings can be fulfilled.  Although the school will endeavor to offer care to al families in need, strict rules apply to the supervision ratios within the club and as such there may be occasions when last minute bookings cannot be fulfilled.

WAC sessions are divided to allow for more flexible payment terms for all families.  Costs for each session detailed below

Breakfast Club:                                8.00 – 8.30 am                    £3.00 per session (inc breakfast)
After School Club Option A:          4.00 – 5.00 pm                    £5.50 per session (inc tea)
After School Club Option B:          4.00 – 6.00 pm                    £7.50 per session

Booking a session at WAC before or after school club is easy.  At the start of the year, you will be sent a regular booking form via email to complete and return to the school office, a copy of which can be found below.  After agreeing to the terms and conditions of the club, also below, your sessions will be booked automatically each week until you inform the school of any changes.  In order to remain flexible and to make the provision as cost effective as possible, any cancellations to regular booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  Emergency bookings can be made up to 24 hours in advance by contacting the school directly using the WAC email address below.

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