Extended Provision

 Slippers

 

Slippers Extended Provision opened in February 2010 and has rapidly proved extremely popular. We offer before and after school care, plus school holiday provision for children of primary school age. Currently the numbers are limited, so don’t delay in contacting us for each school term.

Our aim is to provide a homely environment on the school premises, where children can relax and take part in activities that interest them. After just 2 years in operation Ofsted inspection gave Slippers a brilliant 'Good' with comments such as, 'This is a very harmonious setting where children learn to play together co-operatively and appreciate each other as individuals.'

The children’s time at Slippers is not simply an extension of their school day as the activities that take place are resourced to support the children's own choices. Stimulating themes are planned throughout the year to offer an organised structure on which the children can build. However, these are just guidelines; the activities are flexible to support the children's choices and interpretations. For instance, they often choose to perform plays with our stage curtains, make healthy snacks, create fantastic junk models or just role play. We do have a tv and electronic games but these are regularly overlooked by the children in favour of social interaction with their peers. We are outside whenever possible and use all of the school's excellent outside areas. Our qualified staff does include many familiar faces from within Westfield which we feel increases the children's feeling of safety and security, also adding to our knowledge and understanding of the children's interests and family.

Our opening times are:

Term Time:
7.30am – onwards. Junior children leave for the school playground at 8.35am and infant children are taken to their classrooms at 8.45am.
3.10pm - 6.00pm Infant children are collected from their classrooms and junior children meet staff in the school courtyard before proceeding to Slippers.

Holiday Time:
8.00am - 6.00pm Children may arrive anytime after 8.00am for fun themed activity days. A healthy snack is provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon and children are required to bring a packed lunch from home.

Our charges:
Before School: £4.00 (including breakfast, i.e. cereals, toast, bagels, crumpets, fresh fruit, yogurt and fruit juice or milk)

After School: £8.00 (including a healthy snack)

Holiday Provision: from £18.00 (including a mid-morning and afternoon snack)

Further details from: Angela Pinchin, Slippers Extended Schools Co-ordinator, Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, Westbourne Park, Bourne PE10 9QS

Tel: Slippers Mobile 07549299077, School 01778 424152