Brookfield Blast Off! After School Club

An After School Club based at Brookfields School that provides quality care for children and young people who attend Brookfields School only.

The club is staffed by experienced support staff from the school. The club has its own premises on the school site. The emphasis is for the children to have choice, to give them a relaxing or fun time after a school day.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gill Cleaver
Contact Position
Extended Schools Manager
Telephone
0118 9421382
0118 9421382
E-mail
gcleaver@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk

Where to go

Name
Brookfields School
Address
Brookfields School
Sage Road
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG31 6SW

Other Details

Costs

Details
Please contact the school for more information about the charges per session

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Details
Please contact the school to find out more about vaccines and the waiting list
Date updated
11/03/2019
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age
20 5 8
20 8 14
20 14 18

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?
No

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 15.30pm 6.00pm
Tuesday 15.30pm 18.00pm
Wednesday 15.30pm 6.00pm
Thursday 15.30pm 18.00pm
Friday 15.30pm 18.00pm

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Local Offer

Description

Blast Off After School Club is specialist After School Club for the pupils who attend Brookfields School.

The club is staffed by experienced support staff from the school. The club has its own premises on the school site. The emphasis is for the children to have choice, to give them a relaxing or fun time after a school day.

Contact Name
Brandon Mills
Contact Telephone
0118 9421382
Contact Email
bmills@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)
The After School Club room has an accessible toilet and changing facilities. The After School Club also access other areas of Brookfields School. Both the After School Club and Brookfields School are accessible for children who are wheelchair users or who have mobility difficulties. Other school buildings also have accessible shower/changing/toilet facilities. For young people with a hearing impairment, the rooms are acoustically treated. The buildings and grounds are also accessible to young people with a visual impairment. Throughout the school there is manual handling equipment and staff working at the club have been trained in Manual Handling.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)
Applications are welcome from parents of children who attend the school. The Extended Services Manager and ASC Manager work together to examine if we can meet the needs of your child, taking further advice from teachers, Behaviour Support Staff, Sensory Resource staff, school nurses etc. We are currently unable to cater for children/young people with complex medical needs that require specialised staff
How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)
Parents may contact the Extended Services Manager at any time to find out more details about the clubs at any time. Due to the popularity of the club we do hold a waiting list.
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services? (include timescales for responding to referrals and accessing services)
The Extended Services Manager will contact you once you have expressed an interest in using the After School Club to discuss whether a place can be offered immediately or whether your child’s name will be added to the waiting list if there is no space on the evening/s you have requested.
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs
Parents pay for the places.
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
The After School Club come under the Brookfields School Ofsted Inspections
Feedback and complaints procedure
If parents have a complaint about the After School Club, Brookfields School’s Complaint procedure are followed. If parents have any concerns about the After School Club, they are encouraged to speak with the Extended Service Manager as soon as possible. Parents will be sent an evaluation sheet where they will be invited to give feedback on the service provided.
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All After School Club staff are recruited using the Schools Safer Recruitment Policy and procedures. All staff have been trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection. After School Club staff are experienced members of Brookfields who have been trained in the support and guidance young people with learning difficulties and additional needs.. The club reports directly to the School Governors.

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