I specialise in providing before and after school care for children at Penhill Playgroup and Seaside Primary School.
Children can arrive from 7am, perfect for parents who have an early start to their working day, up until 8:25am when we leave for school. We sit down to breakfast together at around 7:30am and the children enjoy a chat and a chance to catch up with their friends over toast, cereal, yoghurt or savoury muffins. Breakfast is followed by a choice of calm activities such as puzzles, drawing and lego before we all walk to school together. I see each child into their class (KS1) or playground (KS2) and am always happy to relay messages from parents to their teachers.
After school I collect children from their class teachers. I’ve been collecting from Seaside and Penhill for 8 years now and many of the teachers are familiar with me and know me as Rachael, making it easy for the children to say who is collecting them.
We walk back to the house together and then children have free choice from a range of activities that vary according to their interests and the weather! The children are offered a snack each day and there is always a drink on offer.
Children are welcome to stay until 5:45pm or later by arrangement -where possible I will accommodate the times needed by working parents.
I offer term time only contracts to the parents of children at Seaside Primary and at Penhill Playgroup.