22 March 2021
Breakfast Club is operating as normal.
Later-gators is suspended and Early-gators extended to 5pm.
The cost per session is £6.
Bookings must be made by Friday for the following week's sessions (or, ideally, for the whole term, if possible).
Sorry - we cannot accept ANY late bookings or walk-ups.
In Term 5 we will continue to offer a pared-down programme of enrichment activites all out of doors, come rain or shine.
Some of our providers are offering their clubs on line, via Zoom, so that children can take part at home.
Click on the link below to download the Term 5 Enrichment & Childcare Programme.
The school has its own wrap-around childcare provision, in addition to our range of enrichment activities. Our Breakfast and after school 'Early-gator' Clubs are staffed by mum and daughter team, Shelley and Tilly.
Book and pay for places on School Gateway (unless paying with Childcare Vouchers or Tax Credits, in which case book through the school office).
Please complete and sign a registration form and agreement (download below) before your child attends Breakfast Club or Gator Club for the first time.
Breakfast and quiet play. From 7.30 - start of school, £6 per session.
After school club - a range of play activities and a light snack. From 3.30 till 4.30 pm - £6 per session.
From Term 4: Extended to 5.00pm.
When the children all return to school on 8th March we will resume running a pared down range of enrichment activities. We look forward to the time when we can offer more options again, as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.
1 March 2021
We also offer an exciting range of enrichment activites, before and after school. Details of ALL the clubs are on the Enrichment Programme - click on the link above to view.
There are a variety of teacher-led before and after school activites each term which cost £6 per session. There is also a free Homework Club with Ms Norman, for all year groups, on Monday lunchtimes.
Book Breakfast Club, Early-gators and the teacher-led clubs on Gateway (unless you are paying with vouchers, in which case the office team will take your booking).
You will also notice on the Enrichment Programme below that there are Squad Practice Sessions for our Yr 5 & 6 sports teams. These are paid for out of Sports Premium and are free to attend. Membership is by invitation only. Trials, bookable on Gateway, are held periodically. They are advertised in the Mailbag.
We also have a range of clubs run by outside providers. Details of how to book and pay for each one are on the Enrichment Programme.
Help with childcare costs...
You can find a useful summary about how Tax-Free Childcare works on 'Money Saving Expert' here.
Paying for Breakfast Club and Early-gators, and teacher-led clubs with Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare.
Here are the codes for the voucher companies that we are registered with:
Fair Care HILL0919
Busy Bees Just select Hillcrest Primary from the list
Childcare Choices Just select Hillcrest Primary from the list
Please speak to the office team if you wish to use vouchers that are administered by any other company so that we can register.
All the payments go into a central pot at Bristol City Council and the finance department have to allocate them to the right schools. It would be a HUGE help if you could use the following as the Reference to make sure money doesn’t go astray:
Hillcrest child’s name, followed by B or A for Breakfast or After School Club.
If there isn’t enough space for the full name just the surname will do.
(This applies to all the schemes except HMRC, which gives you a Reference Number.)