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Puffins is the Out of Hours club at Petersfield

Puffins Breakfast Club runs between 7:45 and 8:45 Monday to Friday and includes breakfast.

Puffins After School Club runs between 3:15 and 6:00 Monday to Friday and includes drinks and a snack at 3:15. Children will be given a 'tea' time meal between 4:45 and 5:15.

Breakfast Club

7:45 - 8:45 - £7.50 per session

After School Club

3:15 - 6:00 - £10.50 per session

In addition to the weekday term time (not including INSET days) breakfast and after school club currently offered, Puffins has previously run holiday clubs. Should parents wish to request wrap around care for the holidays, this request must be put in writing at least 6 weeks in advance of the requested holiday club. Where 6 or more requests are made, we will look to see if the club can run. This is dependent on staffing and costs.

An extended after school session of 3:15-6:15pm has previously been requested by parents at a cost of £15. Any such requests should be made in writing to the Playleader detailing the days and duration of the request. Dependent on costs, if this request can be staffed, the school will look to see if the extended session can run.

A discount of 10% will be given to families on the cost of second and subsequent children.

Puffins accepts Childcare Vouchers.

Telephone: 01223 207382 (select Option 2 for PUFFINS)

Contact email: puffins@petersfield.cambs.sch.uk

Booking Arrangements

Children must be registered in advance in order to use the club. There is an annual registration fee of £30.00 per family. Regular bookings must be made in advance and booking forms are issued at the end of each half-term. Booking forms for next half-term can be obtained from Puffins. Children cannot be accepted by the Club without prior booking by a responsible adult. Children will only be released to a parent or recognised adult at the end of a session. Any arrangement which differs from this we will need in writing. Under 16s cannot collect children. If anybody other than yourself is picking up your child, then that person should be introduced to the staff on duty beforehand. If this is not possible it may be necessary to use a Password.

Cancellations

If you do make a booking which is subsequently not used, you will still be charged for that session. It would be helpful if you could let us know of cancellations at the earliest opportunity. Once you have made a booking it is your responsibility to ensure that staff know if your child is not going to attend so that we don't spend time looking for your child.
Sick children: The club does not accept sick children. If a child is ill at school then they have to be collected from school.
Medicines: Only prescribed medicines will be administered. We require written permission, and note of possible side effects.
Late Collection: There is a fixed charge of £10 for every half hour or part thereof after 6:00pm.
Charges: Annual registration fee per family £30.00 for regular users. This is not payable by occasional ad hoc users (Occasional, irregular use of no more than three sessions in a half term. Regular use of the same afternoons or mornings each week does not constitute ad hoc).

Our Values

Commitment to support, protect, develop, include, nurture:

  • Aiming High
  • Responsibility
  • Enthusiasm
Our Aim

Our aim is to provide a caring and fun environment with play opportunities designed to promote personal and social development, physical and intellectual skills and creative achievement. We encourage and support positive, fun activities and opportunities led by the children, where they can be comfortable being themselves.

As an equal opportunities club, we welcome all children regardless of gender, ethnicity, home language, culture or disability.

History of Puffins

Puffins, formally POSH Club, was established in January 1999 to provide after-school care for the children of Petersfield School. The Club was the brainchild of a small number of committed people, who initially saw it as an offshoot of the P.T.A. They set about organising a committee and then got to grips with the necessary paperwork, and the rest is history! We have since gone on to provide 'Before School care' and Holiday Playschemes. Children from other schools are very welcome to come to join us. We have earned a Level 2 Quality Assurance Award with 4Children's 'Aiming High' Scheme.

In October 2008 the Club came under the umbrella of Petersfield School and in September 2010 moved from a mobile classroom on the school site into a newly refurbished classroom.

Staff

Our staff are all DBS checked and first aid trained. Staff qualifications that are relevant to Puffins include Teaching, Early Years, Playwork and STEPs training.

Puffins staff:

Playleader: Mrs Jo McNab.
Playworkers: Miss Jill Haywood, Mrs Cheryl Want and Miss Lauren Davy.

Payments

More details of our charges can be found in the Charging and Remissions Policy on the Policy Page of our website

Invoices are issued at the beginning of each month for the previous month's sessions and payment is due by the 15th of the month. Failure to pay promptly will result in an administration charge and you may jeopardise your child's place at the club.

PUFFINS ACCEPTS CHILDCARE VOUCHERS.
Please see the inland revenue website for information about help with the cost of childcare (child tax credit and working tax credit).

Latest News

23rd Oct - School is now closed for the autumn half term holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils and parents back to school on Tuesday 3rd November after the INSET day. Happy holidays!

21st Oct - Today we are pleased to feature in the Cambridge Independent Newspaper with photos and an explanation about our positive mental health curriculum.

19th Oct - We had a great whole school RE day today building up our school journey of 'Understanding Christianity'. Our youngest children learnt about what makes us special and how Jesus is special to Christians. Our older children looked into the topic of what is the 'Good News' of the gospel.

16th Oct - Today, our pupils showcased their positive mental health work as a press photographer visited our school to take socially distanced pictures for the newspaper.

15th Oct - THANK YOU! to the parents who have donated slabs (and the time and effort to install them) to make entry to the school gate less muddy!

13th Oct - Despite to power cut, thank you to everyone who is joining us for the virtual Parents' Evening tonight!

12th Oct - Thanks to Pine class, we will now have on display posters to promote positive thinking including word-web phrases and images. They explored what 'Positive Thinking' means and how we can be more positive in our lives and with other people.

9th Oct - The virtual governor visit today was an opportunity to celebrate all the work we have done this week in conjunction with the YMCA and our cluster schools. Please do ask the children about what they have learnt and how together, we are all promoting positive mental health.

Latest Publications

Notices

As per County and national guidance, Petersfield will only close in exceptional circumstances or where instructed to do so. The decision will be made ASAP and displayed first on our school website in the 'Latest News' above.


Covid-19 Coronavirus update - we continue to follow the regularly updated government guidance available via this link. At all times, safety is our highest priority. Please ensure you follow guidance particularly regarding illness, isolation and entry to


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Run Orwell - now a virtual event for everyone! Click here to visit the website and join in!


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Is your child due to start school in September 2021? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.

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