Heath Lane Nursery School and Children's Club
South Hill Early Years Centre
Telephone number: 01442-234687
Heath Lane Children’s Club operates as an integral part of Heath Lane Nursery School and provides care and education to children from 8.00am to 5.30pm (subject to demand) 48 weeks per year.
The Club closes for the last two weeks of August, two weeks at Christmas and is also closed for 5 staff training days per school year, 1st September – 31st August. INSET Days are detailed in our Term Dates page.
The Club is registered to take children from their 3rd birthday. Commencing 1 January 2016, our After School Club will take nursery age children and those in Reception year at South Hill Primary School.
Our Holiday Club runs during all school holidays, with the exception of the last two weeks of August and two weeks Christmas holidays, and caters for children aged 3-8 years. This operates Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday morning 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.
We aim to provide a safe, happy and secure environment in which children can achieve high levels of self-confidence and a positive attitude to learning.
To help children do this we offer a rich variety of learning experiences to encourage investigation and help children make independent and informed choices.
We offer a balanced programme of activities which takes into account skills and concepts linked to the seven areas of learning for Early Years Foundation Stage. These are Personal and Emotional Development, Literacy, Maths, Physical, Communication and Language, Expressive Arts and Design, Understanding the World.
REGISTRATION: For families who are only accessing the Children’s Club a non-refundable registration fee of £10 will be required when initially registering your child at Heath Lane Children’s Club.
At Heath Lane Nursery School and Children’s Club we strive to maintain the highest standards at all times. It is important that parents read the following information and adhere to them:
Age of admittance: Heath Lane Children’s Club is registered for children aged 3 years to 8 years inclusive.
Hours of opening: The Club is open from 8am to 5.30pm (Monday to Thursday) subject to availability. A late collection fee of £10 per 15 minutes will be charged for late collection.
Collection: If any person other than yourself is collecting your child, we must be informed of their identity in advance.
Registration: A non-refundable registration fee of £10 will be required when initially registering your child.
Notice periods: Notice of withdrawal – 4 weeks notice in writing or fees in lieu of notice can be waived. Alterations-any request for alteration to your child’s attendance must be received in writing. A minimum of 4 weeks notice is required.
Absences: Please inform the Children’s Club office of any absences. Booked sessions are non-refundable if your child is unwell due to sickness or diarrhoea your child will be unable to attend for 48hrs. This includes the holiday club.
We reserve the right to refuse admittance should this not be upheld. Should a child become sick at school, every effort will be made to make contact with the parents. Please ensure that the Children’s Club office (01442-234687) always has an emergency contact number in an emergency.
Clothing and personal property: All clothing etc. should be marked with the child’s name. Children will be allowed outside in all weathers do please ensure they have suitable clothing. Articles are left at school at the owner’s risk.
Valuables: Children should not bring jewellery, money or anything of value to school. Children should not bring sweets, chocolates, gum or drinks to school without prior consent of the head teacher.
Heath Lane Nursery School and Children’s Club offers parents the option of taking their 15 hours funded entitlement over fewer than 5 days. Places are limited and priority will be given to parents who are working or attending college.