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Squirrels After School Club

The Extended Provision club is run by Oakthorpe Primary School and exists to provide high quality out of school hours childcare for our pupils in a safe environment.


  • To provide a safe and enjoyable childcare service
  • To provide a caring and fun environment for children of all key stages
  • To provide a wide range of activities to engage and occupy children
  • To provide equal opportunities for all children regardless of their age, cultural background, race, or other identified needs, by ensuring we select and train staff to provide a varied programme of activities, using equipment that is safe and appropriate
  • To help children develop their potential through positive, social, emotional, physical and intellectual experiences.


Only pupils attending Oakthorpe Primary School are eligible to attend. All places are subject to availability. The registration process must be completed prior to the child attending the club.


All children must be pre-booked into Squirrels After School Club and parents/carers must complete a registration form that provides us with basic information including the names of any adults who may collect the child/ren other than the parent/carer. To secure a place you will need to book in advance with payment. Bookings and payments must be made via Parent Pay. Parents will be able to book days and sessions of their choice. If you wish to pay childcare voucher, please ensure you have the school’s correct account and ID number before transferring any payments to the school. If you are unsure, please contact the school first before making a payment.


Squirrels After School Club will run from the end of the school day to 6 pm in the school hall. A member of staff will take younger children around to the school hall. Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 will make their own way to the hall via the school corridors. Children MUST be collected no later than 6 pm. Any parents collecting their children after this time may incur additional costs. There is also an option to place your child in the club until 4:45 pm. Children may attend an alternative after school club and then transfer into the extended care club until 6 pm.


Due to the different members of staff running Squirrels After School Club each evening, the activities will be slightly different each day. However, they will be structured into three main categories; physical activities, creative activities and free-play activities. Children are able to choose from a menu of activities each day. Activities may also include the use of indoor areas including the use of the climbing frame in the KS1 playground. Children are supervised at all times. The timetable of activities may be revised due to weather conditions.


The cost for Squirrels After School Club will be £9.00 for the session that ends at 6 pm and £4.50 for the sessions that ends at 4:45 pm. If a child is booked for the session that ends at 4:45 pm but is collected late, the parent/carer will be charged the full £9.00. Refunds for absence/non-attendance will not be given. Early collections will not result in reduced payment or refunds. If a parent is experiencing difficulty with payments of their fees, they should contact the school office staff as soon as possible. Our staff will treat all matters confidentially and arrange for discussions in private. In the first instance of lateness, a warning letter will be issued and following that, the school may fine for the late collection at a rate of £1 for every 5 minutes past 6 pm.


Squirrels After School Club has a mobile phone, the number will be given after the registration form has been completed and given to the school office. This number should be used after 3:30 pm if your child is in attendance that day and you need to contact the club leaders.


As per London Borough of Enfield Safer Recruitment policy, all staff working at Squirrels After School Club are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Club staff are employed by Oakthorpe Primary School and as members of staff adhere to the safeguarding, health and safety, behaviour and first aid policies of the school.


In line with our Lunch Box Policy, snacks that children bring to Squirrels after School Club may include:

  • A drink (such as water, milk, juice or fruit smoothie)
  • One food item (such as fruit, vegetable sticks or a sandwich)

Snacks should not include sweets, chocolate or crisps.


Parents/carers must ensure that any person who may collect their child is listed on the registration form and that it is kept fully up-to-date.

The parent/carer must advise the club leaders if a different person will be picking up their child/ren via the club mobile. If a child has not been collected by 6 pm parents will be contacted in the first instance by telephone. The additional contacts parents have provided will be telephoned in the second instance. If these contacts are unavailable after approximately one hour, the police and Social Services will be informed.

As pupils may be collected at varying times of the session, parents may enter the middle playground via the main reception gates. Please use the bell located on the wall and a member of staff will bring your child to the door. Collection times will be noted. Please adhere to social distancing whilst waiting to collect your child and if speaking to a member of school staff.


The expectations of behaviour are the same as during the school day. Persistent unacceptable behaviour will be reported to the Senior Leadership Team and a plan devised to move forwards. Squirrels After School Club staff will inform parents of any areas of concern.

First Aid

The school’s first aid and administration of medication policy applies at all times. Parents of any child who becomes unwell whilst in the Club will be contacted immediately. If a child is sent home during the school hours, the school office will in the Club of their absence.


A Club staff member wil inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead of any concern that needs to be addressed immediately. The staff members will log the concern. For further information, please see the Child Protection Policy.

Relevant Policies and documents

  • Child Protection
  • Behaviour
  • Online Safety
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Debt
  • School Privacy
  • Risk Assessment for After School Club

Any changes to the following procedures will be discussed with the Headteacher and taken to Governors to approval:

  • Any increase or decrease in charges
  • Any changes to late fees charged to parents

Click below to download the registration and consent form for Squirrels