Great And Little Shelford Primary School
Great and Little Shelford Primary School is home to one of our fantastic kids club, lead by our experienced play leader Jo and her playworker team. We offer both term time and holiday play opportunities at this club.
Great and Little Shelford Kids club is an incredibly popular and a very loved part of the school community. Lead by the fantastic Jo, who has been at the club for almost 7 years, we offer a blend of free play and planned activities for all children to get involved in. With a large selection of resources, the rainbow nursery room play space and full access to the large playfield, children love spending their time afterschool or holidays with us.
The After School Club
After School Club operates from the end of the School day to either 4:30pm or 6pm, Key Stage 1 children will be collected from their classrooms by a playworker and key stage 2 children will be expected to make their own way to the after school club (internally through the school).
We provide all children with a light snack around 4pm. Our menu changes regularly and always aware of any diet requirements.
Children who attend an extra circular club at the school will be collected by a playworker and a snack will be offered to them when they arrive at the after school club.
The Holiday Club
The holiday club operates from 8am – 6pm with a full and varied programme of activities and trips. Each week has a theme to it and the activities and outings are based around that theme. This will be emailed out to you around 6 weeks before the start of the holiday for you to book the specific days. For children staying all day, a mid-morning snack and a light afternoon snack is provided. We ask you to provide a pack lunch.
We are based in the rainbow nursery room which is around the back of the school.
Location in school
What has Ofsted recently said about us...
“Children enjoy the range of activities on offer and are encouraged to follow their own interests. They have opportunities to make their own choices, such as the daily board, where they record their ideas for the day’s activities.”
“Children benefit from the friendly and meaningful relationships that have been established between their parents and staff…. Parents speak positively of the setting and are confident that their children are happy and settled.”
“Children are happy and enjoy their time at this welcoming setting. Staff provide a range of enjoyable activities which take account of children’s interests and learning needs. They strive to offer an inclusive service where all children are valued and respected as individuals. Staff share friendly and meaningful relationships with parents and teachers at the host school.”
Testimonials from Parents
The team at Wacky has been fantastic at supporting him throughout his transition from nursery to attending school and after school club. We are so thankful!
Our child is always so excited to hear they are attending after school club...
We love knowing our child is safe, happy and having lots of fun!! It eases our minds when we are busy at work.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on the size of the club and the day you need to book, we try our best to accommodate any last minute bookings.
For the Breakfast and Afterschool Club session(s), if less than a months’ notice of cancellation is given, we will unfortunately have to charge for the session(s), after which you will lose the regular booking pattern and should you require it again will need to join our waiting list. If more than a months’ notice is given you will not be charged but will still lose your regular booking pattern and should you require it again will need to join our waiting list. However if you would like to hold onto the regular session, then we will offer to keep this open for a small fee – 50% of the sessions fee. You are free to make a permanent cancellation to the regular session, please note we will then offer this session to another child who is currently on our waiting for a place.
No. We offer places on a first come first served basis. The only time this is not used is when a child is on the waiting list but are not able to start, we then hold their place until it is needed and then make offers to children next on the list.
Yes. Most of our breakfast / after school session hold a waiting list. We recommend contacting us at the earliest possibility to register your child and add them to the waiting list for your required days.
No. To offer parents childcare security we roll sessions over from one academic year to the next. This means that children’s places will continue until we receive notification from parents to change or cancel them.
No. We do not ask for a deposit.
No. We do not require a registration fee.
Each club provides a slightly different menu. Generally for breakfast there is a variety of cereals, toast, yoghurts and fresh fruit with water, milk and fruit juice available to drink. In the after school clubs there is likely to be a variety of vegetables, crackers, breadsticks, meats and cheeses. To drink there is diluting juice and water. Fresh fruit is available continually.
Yes. We do encourage all parents to visit the after school club before their child starts. This gives parents and children time to meet the Playleaders and Playworkers and ask any questions they may have. It is also a great chance for children to familarise themselves with the layout and see if they already have friends attending.
Each school with stagger reception start dates slightly differently. When your sessions are confirmed, please provide us with the date you wish your child to start attending the club. This is normally similar dates to when they start school full time.