To all our OOSC families, we would like to thank you for your support during lockdown, we have missed you but have been busy undertaking other activities in school for the past few months.
We have been closely following the government guidelines and are now in a position to announce our re-opening plans for September.
We are able to open from September 3rd, and if you are being offered a breakfast or after school place you will have been contacted by Michelle to confirm.
There are some changes that we need to tell you about, which we have had to put in place to ensure our pupil and staff safety, in line with the government guidelines:
Children will be split into four groups:
Group 1 is Nursery and Reception children (based in Nursery for breakfast and afterschool)
Group 2 is Year 1 and 2 children (based in OOSC for breakfast and after school)
Group 3 is Year 3 and 4 children (based in the hall for breakfast and in a school classroom for after school)
Group 4 is Year 5 and 6 children (based in the hall for breakfast and in a school classroom for after school)
Breakfast club will start from 8am (we are not able to offer an earlier start at this time)
Drop off for groups 1 and 2 will be via the playground gate, OOSC main door will not be in use – please knock on either the OOSC or Nursery doors off the quadrant.
Drop off for groups 3 and 4 will be via the hall door.
EY and KS1 children will be taken to their classrooms at the specified school start times; KS2 children will walk to their classrooms from the hall
Please note there will not be any access to parents into the school or OOSC buildings
EY and KS1 children will be taken to OOSC building
KS2 children will walk to the allocated OOSC classroom
Groups 1 and 2 children – access to collect will be via the playground gate, OOSC main door will not be in use – please use either the OOSC or Nursery doors off the quadrant.
To collect Groups 3 and 4 children please ring the bell in the school foyer, someone will acknowledge you and your child will be released to you in the foyer. There is no access to parents at the moment.
If you are not known to staff, please expect to be challenged as part of our safeguarding responsibilities.
It is important that children are collected in a timely manner to enable staff to follow the necessary cleaning regime after children have left. Children must be collected by 6pm, we will enforce late collection fees as per our terms.
We will be unable to accept cash at the moment – please make payment by cheque or BACS transfer.
We are introducing an easier fee system for the first half term, and prices will be reviewed by our Governing Body in September:
Breakfast £3.25 for all children
After school £7.50 for all children
There will be no sibling reduction at this time
It will be difficult for staff to engage in conversation as they will have a specific number of children to supervise; please try and use email for any urgent communications, or telephone at a quieter time during the day.
Handwashing facilities are available in each group room; we would ask that parents provide a labelled hand sanitiser for use by their child
We will follow the same protocols as school re behaviour management, management of Covid symptoms – the school risk assessment is available on request
All other information is as per our parental contract
We look forwarding to welcoming our children back to OOSC. Enjoy your summer holidays!
From Vanessa, Michelle and the all of the OOSC team.