From September 2016 parents and childcare providers have the right to request the use school facilities for wraparound and/or holiday provision at times when the school is not using them.
By ‘wraparound childcare’ we mean before school childcare (for example, breakfast clubs), after school childcare (for example, regular provision that runs until 6pm or later). By ‘holiday childcare’ we mean childcare that is available through schools during the school holidays.
There is new guidance on this in a document published by the department for education. Find it here www.gov.uk/government/publications/wraparound-and-holiday-childcare-responding-to-requests
Schools can decide to run wraparound and/or holiday care themselves or they can offer the opportunity to registered childcare providers through a tendering process. Schools can also link up with local childcare providers such as childminders and other registered childcare providers.
At North Lancing School we work closely with ‘Class of their Own’. They provide a pick up service from the school, taking children to Sompting Village Primary. They also offer holiday childcare. More information can be found at http://www.classoftheirown.com/after_school_clubs/sompting.php
If you would like to request further wraparound childcare, please write to the headteacher, Emma Brown, requesting the type of childcare required, the age range of the children requiring wraparound or holiday childcare and when provision is most needed. If the school receives 20 or more requests between the beginning of the Autumn Term and the start of the Summer Term, then the school will gauage wider demand across the school and communicate findings back to parents in the second part oif the summer term.