Oscar's Out of School Care
Parent Survey May 2023
Thank you to all parents who completed our 'Google Forms' survey. The results are presented in the PowerPoint below. We were delighted to receive so many positive comments, for example:
"Both my children say the staff are very kind."
"They really enjoy Oscar's."
"It's a wonderful facility and my child really enjoys it. Very glad we have this option at school."
Naturally, there were some queries or suggestions which we would like to address. Some parents asked about an earlier start to breakfast club, but unfortunately this is not possible as our contract with the building management company does not allow children to be on site before 8am. There were a few questions about the holiday club. We will work on providing more notice but as all our staff are contracted to work during term time only, feel it is unlikely that we will have the staffing to be able to run more dates during the holidays. Other comments centred on the children's own suggestions for more activities in the after school club. We're not sure about having a pet (weekend and holiday care a little tricky amongst other things!) but have already started to take the children onto the school field when possible and will have a think about the other suggestions e.g. draughts, music and dance and having chocolate cake!
Oscar's Out of School Club is open before and after school in term time and offers holiday care too. All booking and payment is through an online system. Please note, we can only provide childcare for children on roll at our school. Click here for all our terms and conditions.
Please use this link to access our Oscar's booking site https://riponcathedralschool.magicbooking.co.uk/ Click 'Don't have an account yet? Create one here' and you will be on your way!
You will need our Ofsted number 121581, if you intend to use childcare vouchers, Tax Free Childcare, or if Universal Credit will reimburse you.
If you have already used your link, you can click here to be redirected to the booking website.
A usual Breakfast Club Session (£4 including breakfast)
8.00am - Children are dropped off
8.15am - 8.45pm Breakfast, quiet activities
Children are taken to their classes for the start of the school day.
A usual After School Club Session
3.10pm – 3.15pm Children are collected from classrooms
3.15pm – 4.30pm First session (£8 including snack)
4.20pm – 4.30pm Children are collected from other clubs e.g. Schools Out
4.30pm - Collection from first session
4.30pm – 5.45pm Second session (£8 including snack)
The charge for the full afternoon 3.10-5.45pm is £12 including snack and there is a 10% discount for siblings.
Activities include art and craft activities (from painting and drawing to junk modelling and play dough), games and construction activities (e.g. marble run, hot wheels track, Lego, connect four, Jenga), group games (from sporty to dancing competitions), helping prepare food and set the table, role playing and den making. There is also a quiet area for reading and relaxing or listen to stories. Since Mrs Mence, who is Forest School trained and a keen gardener and artist, joined us in February 2022, we are delighted that the children have been busy planting and do more art activities. We are also delighted that Mrs Calvert, who has a lot of previous experience leading after school clubs, joined us in September 2023.