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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 Kathryn Roberts.
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

14th Jan - Petersfield Press is again just an email today. Please do read this important information and if you are in receipt of Free School Meals, please respond to the question asked. Thank you!

13th Jan - Thank you to those of you who joined our GenR8 Collective Worship today.

13th Jan - Apologies, the broadband locally appears to be struggling - the issues started at the end of the day yesterday. We are looking to see if there is anything we can do, such as turning off cameras, which can help in the short term.

12th Jan - If you want to read again about our Remote Learning offer, the Policy is on the Covid page under 'Classes'. The explanation email (sent on the 5th Jan 2021) has been added to the appendices. Look out for further emails as we all work together to further refine our offer.

12th Jan - Today in Collective Worship, we continued exploring how we can take time to reflect and how this links to the 4 aspects of prayer we learnt about about before Christmas. Thank you to all those who joined today. Great reflection sharing!

11th Jan - Welcome back to our first full week of remote learning. Great job everyone! If you have not yet completed our laptop survey, please do or email us.

7th Jan - Petersfield Press is an email with attachments rather than a .pdf document today. Don't forget to join us for Headteacher Awards at 1:10pm today!

6th Jan - What a super start to our Remote Learning. So many of you joined for the 3 live teaching sessions and submitted your work online. It was great to see so many faces at Collective Worship. Don't forget, you can contact your classteacher directly via their class email address if needed.

5th Jan - Thanks to everyone who joined our first live story times today. Great to see you! Tomorrow school is open to critical worker children who booked and cannot safely be kept at home. All the live lessons start tomorrow. Parents should have received an email today ready for this.

5th Jan - school is CLOSED to all children today in line with County advice as we respond to last night's announcement and await further government guidance.

4th Jan - Following the government announcement at 8pm tonight, please see the urgent email sent to all parents.

4th Jan - Welcome to the spring term 2021. Staff training today. Please see the email sent to parents this afternoon about tomorrow's opening.

December 2020 - For those in need over Christmas, the Winter Grant Scheme is available and you can contact them for support by phone: 0345 045 5219.

22nd Dec - You can now visit the Orwell Benefice website to find out about the Stations of the Nativity and download a map. A link to this is also on our 'Church School' webpage (under the School Information drop down menu). How many can you find before the 6th January?

18th - 20th Dec - If your child develops symptoms of Covid before Sunday evening (20th) you must inform us immediately via the office email so we can undertake contact tracing.

18th Dec - School is now closed to pupils until Tuesday 5th January when we expect to reopen to children for the Spring Term.

18th Dec - Thank you for the good wishes and kind words. These mean a lot. We are SO proud of our school and everyone who has played their part in making the very best of a very challenging 2020. We wish you a happy and safe Christmas and very much look forward to 2021!

18th Dec - 'San-ta, San-ta' Father Christmas arrived on a horse drawn cart with a sack full of presents to MUCH excitement and chanting! Merry Christmas everyone!

18th Dec - Christmas party time everyone! Each bubble enjoyed festive jumpers and accessories and had lots of fun!

Latest Publications

Notices

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.


Have you tried any of the experiments in the science magazines you can find on the 'Science is Fun' webpage? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to find out more.


Have you visited our 'Reading for Pleasure' page where local published author Ute Maria is adding stories regularly? Click on the 'Curriculum' tab to enjoy the stories.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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