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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

15th Apr - Well done to the well deserved winners of the Headteacher Awards and Hollands Cup presented virtually today. Thank you to family members who shared in these achievements with us.

13th Apr - Today, Rev Felicity led our service as we joined with Barrington School virtually. We reflected on a 'Life Well Lived' in our Collective Worship following the Death of HRH Duke of Edinburgh.

12th Apr - Welcome back to the Summer term! What a fantastic start to the term! Our children's enthusiasm for learning and seeing their peers is great to see.

30th Mar - We are pleased to report that the Track and Trace process for the end of the Spring term is now complete with no positive Covid cases to report. If you or your child now develops symptoms, please follow NHS Track and Trace. Happy Easter Everyone!

26th Mar - If anyone who has been in school develops symptoms or has a positive Covid test on Saturday 27th or Sunday 28th March, please notify school immediately via the office email. After this, please follow the newsletter instructions and follow NHS Track and Trace requirements.

26th Mar - School is now closed until Monday 12th April. Happy Easter!

26th Mar - There are lots of Easter trails and challenges taking place this Easter thanks to FOPS, St Andrews and the Methodist church. We look forward to seeing photos of your involvement. The paper copies of the FOPS trail and colouring competitions are in school bags today.

26th Mar - Thank you to Rev Felicity and Barrington School for sharing in today's Collective Worship. A silver lining of remote learning is the opportunity to join together virtually with ease as two schools for our Lent Service.

25th Mar - The Free School Meal vouchers for the Easter holidays will be emailed tomorrow to those eligible. If you think you may qualify, please do get in touch. Don't forget the Winter Grant is available to families in need. More information can be found with today's Petersfield Press email.

23rd Mar - Today at noon, each class took a minute to reflect on the impact of Covid, both in school and in the wider community, over the last year.

22nd Mar - Through drama and poetry, Elm class explored the parable of the Lost Sheep and related this to their class family. They reflected maturely on friendships in Elm class.

22nd Mar - Today on our Understanding Christianity Day, we were impressed by the confident use of the vocabulary children employed to explain their understanding of the story of Easter.

19th Mar - Today we raised funds for Red Nose Day. The wide range of Superhero costumes sparked debate about just how many superheros we know in our community.

12th Mar - Thank you so much to all the Mums who joined us virtually today. The lovely things the children said about you shows just how special you are!

10th Mar - 8:40pm We are pleased to report that the issue has now been resolved and so school is OPEN tomorrow. Thank you to pupils, parent and staff for your support and prompt action today.

10th Mar - 19:35pm We are still at school waiting for the plumbing issue to be resolved. We will update the website before we leave school tonight.

10th Mar - 1:02pm URGENT School must CLOSE due to a major issue with the plumbing. Anglian water are expected but in the interim school must close. Parents, please see the email and your urgent collection time for today.

8th Mar - The smiling, enthusiastic faces today of both pupils and staff made our day! Welcome back everyone!

5th Mar - Our final 'Petersfield Press' update of the week has been sent today as we prepare for all pupils' return on Monday. We are REALLY looking forward to seeing you all!

2nd March - As we further prepare for pupils' Monday 8th return, we have recorded another video for children and parents to share more information about the return. We have also sent the key information to parents in a 'Petersfield Press' email. Any questions, please do ask classteachers.

1st March - The first of several expected 'Petersfield Press' updates has been sent by email today to accompany the latest video update for pupils as we prepare for the full opening next week.

26th Feb - Petersfield Press has been sent by email this afternoon. There are lots of updates so please do read about next week and some full opening logistics detailed in the email.

24th Feb - Today we launched Bishop Stephen's Lent Challenge. Check out Mrs Wright's video to introduce the challenge. We look forward to learning with you over the next 5 weeks and receiving your response to the Bishop's challenge.

22nd Feb - Like you, we have listened to the Prime Minister's address to the Commons today. We will be in touch asap once we have have met with County. We will be asking for provisional Puffins bookings up until Easter for those who need this provision to be able to work.

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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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