From September 2016, all parents/carers of children in Reception up to Year 9 have the right to request that the school their child attends considers establishing (or extending) wraparound and / or holiday childcare.
Childcare providers may also request to use school facilities for wraparound and / or holiday provision at times when the school is not using them.
Wraparound care includes, for example:
early morning 'breakfast club' provision
after-school childcare which extends beyond the end of the school day during term time
childcare which is available in the school holidays
Timetable and process for requests
The timetable and process for requests at this academy during 2017/18 is set out below:
19 March 2018 – 30 April 2018 – Annual request window
1 May 2018 – 31 May 2018 – Consideration of requests
8 June 2018 – Response to requests
The annual request window has now closed.
The following issues will inform the consideration of requests from parents/carers and childcare providers:
The level of demand for wraparound and / or holiday provision for different age groups
Whether there is existing provision at the academy
Whether there are nearby schools/academies who would be interested in collaborating to offer wraparound and / or holiday provision to reach a critical mass
Whether there is suitable space available within the academy to run the wraparound and / or holiday provision at the times requested
Practical issues such as site security, cleaning etc
Whether there is existing similar provision available locally
Whether there is sufficient leadership capacity to manage the provision