Welcome to Bridges!
At Brownsover Community School we have all elements of the children's welfare and care at our heart. Bridges is our Extended Childcare Service; it is an integral part of the school and works within the same values that are held within the school.
We aim to:
Provide an environment that will respect individuality and encourage all children to achieve their full potential, whilst developing a desire for life-long learning.
Promote and provide a healthy and active life style
Provide a positive, stimulating environment that is safe, secure, welcoming and fun.
Build trust through good communication and a shared responsibility for learning and development between home, Bridges and School.
Bridges offers several different childcare packages so we hope you will find the following information useful.
School Term Time Provisions
Play & Learn for children from 2 years plus. Mornings 9:00-11:30 & Afternoons 12:30-3:00
Play & Learn sessions are planned for in liaison with the Foundation Unit to ensure a gentle induction for young children into their Early Years Foundation Stage of education. Indeed a large number of our children follow through to the Nursery class within school. It is a fun filled, play based curriculum, with emphasis on developing the three prime areas of the EYFS:-
Personal, Social and Emotional Development:- Making relationships, self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.
Communication Language:- Listening and attention, understanding and speaking.
Physical development:- Moving and handling, health and self-care.
We work closely with schools Foundation Leader to ensure we are moving the children forward and that there is continuity in their skills and learning. This helps to make transition into school Nursery easier for the children and their parents.
We are able to draw down NEF (Nursery Education Funding) for children the term after their 3rd Birthday.
Wrap Around Care for children from 3 years plus who attend Play & Learn, Nursery class or our School.
This is a family environment for the children, which offers an invaluable service to many working families. We pride ourselves on offering good value, high quality childcare. This service has several options:
Option 1 Breakfast Club 7:30am - 9:00am
8:00am - 9:00am
Our aim is to offer the children a healthy breakfast and help them to understand that breakfast is an important meal that helps you to start your day at your best!
Option 2 Drop off 8:30am – 9:00am
Enables working parents to drop off before school.
Option 3 Lunch Club 11.30am - 12.30pm
You can choose a school meal prepared and cooked in our school kitchen, this often encourages them to try new things, bringing increased variety to their diet and even overcoming fussy eating tendencies, or provide your child with a packed lunch from home.
Option 4 Morning care 9:00 am – 11:30 pm or Afternoon care 12:30pm-3:00pm
These along with a lunch session enables you to wrap additional care around either their School Nursery class or Play & Learn sessions. During these sessions we strive to expand their skills and consolidate their learning, through a stimulating and enriched environment.
Option 5 After School Care 3:00pm-6:00pm bookable in half hour slots.
We provide a range of activities to keep them happy and occupied. A selection is listed below:-
Indoor Games Table top games and activities Television (Limited)
Snooker Creative activities Outdoor play & games
Balloon Tennis Craft activities Cookery
Parachute Games Listening to readers Gardening
Dance ICT Games Sewing
Holiday Club 8am-6pm 3 years -11 years.
A service we offer to working parents through the school holiday periods, ensuring you can have the option of continuous care throughout the year, but also opening it up to the wider community welcoming back children from our local junior schools. Each holiday the children have access to a well-planned play environment, both indoors and outdoors, that keeps them happily entertained throughout the day.
Brownsover Community School
Telephone: 01788 547639
or email us using the contact form below.