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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

21st Jun - Monday is an INSET day. This means school is closed to pupils, parents and visitors. Staff will be busy working and in meetings all day. We look forward to seeing everyone in school on Tuesday 22nd.

18th June - Thanks to all the dad who joined us for our 'Father and Male Carers Day' celebration. The children's messages were heartfelt and we hope you enjoyed hearing these as much as the children enjoyed sharing them.

14th June - Good luck to our year 5 mathematicians representing Petersfield virtually in the County 'Year 5 Maths Challenge' this afternoon!

11th June - Thank you to Wimpole Hall for the donation of the sports equipment received today. The children look forward to using this at break and lunchtimes.

10th Jun - Thank you to the parents who joined us to celebrate the awarding of our Headteacher Awards, the Hollands' Cup and a Mathletics gold certificate.

10th Jun - Well done to our piano pupils who begun this term's piano exams today! We've enjoyed hearing you playing in school and are sure you will have done well.

7th Jun - Well done everyone! The new playtime rota and spacings worked well today.

7th June - Welcome back to the second summer half term! We look forward to seeing you! This term promises to be as busy and fun as ever! Remember the slightly amended start and finish times from today please as we continue our Covid secure measures pending the next Government Guidance.

28th, 29th and 30th May - If anyone who has been in school develops symptoms or has a positive Covid test on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th May, please notify school immediately via the office email. After this, please follow the newsletter instructions and follow NHS Track and Trace requirements.

28th May - School is now closed for the Half Term holiday. Happy holidays! Stay safe!

28th May - Today we talked about staying safe and E-Safety as we discussed positive pupil reactions to events that can make us feel unsafe. Parents, you should also have received an email update about this.

27th May - Thank you to parents and teachers alike for attending the second of this week's Parents' Evenings. This opportunity to celebrate successes, have a pastoral 'check in' and discuss next steps is so important in our home-school partnership.

27th May - What a super celebration of your learning and what you are proud of Pine Class! Thank you to all the relatives who joined to share this virtual assembly with us.

25th May - Thank you to all the parents who joined us virtually for our Parent-Teacher consultations this evening.

24th May - On our Understanding Christianity Day, the children said 'We really enjoyed retelling the story of creation through Lego. It was nice to be creative with our learning and also share our learning.'

20th May - In our Headteacher Collective Worship we celebrated our pupils who are now published writers. Following the 'Wander in the Woods' story writing, certificates and the published book were handed out.

19th May - Today was National Numeracy Day! Pine class reported they took part by 'Doing problem solving all morning. We had to make 'unmagic' squares, where all the rows, diagonals and columns must add up to different amounts. It sounds easy, but it was challenging!'

19th May - It was fantastic to see our KS2 pupils taking part in the golf session yesterday. It was great to see so many children trying golf for the first time.

13th May - Thanks to Yew Class for leading today's Collective Worship. It was great to hear about the learning taking place in class this term. Thank you to the parents who were able to join us.

7th May - We were delighted to share our first story with our September 2021 EYFS pupils today as we started the transition from preschool to primary school. It was great to hear how much you enjoyed listening to it.

6th May - Ash Class Assembly was well worth the wait today! What a super showcase of just some of your super learning this term Ash class! Thanks to everyone who enjoyed it with us.

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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!


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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.


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