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Breakfast Club

For parents requiring extended childcare at the beginning of the day, Uphill Village Academy offer a Breakfast Club every day, run by school staff on site.

The club offers a number of breakfast options every day, including a choice of cereals, toast, fresh or dried fruit, juice and milk; a sample menu can be found at the end of this leaflet.  Children have access to activities, such as art, sports, games and reading and we encourage physical activity by making use of the school’s hall, playground and field, whenever possible. Dodgeball is a particular favourite!

The club operates from 7:30am until 8:30am daily (Monday-Friday) during term time and costs £3.00 per child, per session.  We do not operate on INSET days or during school holidays.

Our club is very popular and to allow fair access for all families, bookings are on a first come, first served basis; no family is given or should expect priority for their booking. If the club does not have a space on the requested day, you will be placed on the waiting list for the date you wanted and contacted if there is a cancellation.

Booking a Place

Children must be registered for Breakfast Club before parents are able to book a place.  Please contact the school office team to register your child ([email protected])

Once registered, places for Breakfast Club can be booked via the Parents Evening Booking System www.uphill.schoolcloud.co.uk on a monthly basis.  A short ‘booking window’ is available each month to book places for the forthcoming month only.  Please see the attached timetable for ‘booking window’ dates; missing the booking window may lead to your child not being allocated the dates you require.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept children who are not pre-booked.

We attempt to be flexible with our bookings and will try, wherever possible, to meet a parent’s needs. However, if a child attends club without a prior booking there is an additional £2.00 administration charge.

Many parents will have used the Parents Evening System, however, if you have never used this system before, please ensure you can log in before the booking window opens.  Please go to www.uphill.schoolcloud.co.uk and you will see this page:

Breakfast Club

Input the details required to login; please note these must be identical to the details we hold on our central information system.  For new EYFS children, these would have been taken from the information you provided when your child started school.  If you encounter a problem, please email the school office on [email protected]

Booking options will only be available when the ‘booking window’ is open, otherwise the booking page will be blank.

Once you have made your bookings the system will send you an email to confirm the dates you have booked.  If you do not receive this email, your bookings may not have registered, please check with the school office.

Payments, Amendments & Cancellations

Once bookings have closed, further requests for a place or any amendments to your booking will need to be made by emailing [email protected]

We require a minimum of 7 days’ notice to cancel a booking without charge and any requests for additional bookings will be subject to availability.

Fees are charged at the end of each month via our payment platform ParentPay, www.parentpay.com, and need to be paid within one week of being added to your ParentPay account.  All parents should have activated their ParentPay account, if you need assistance with this please contact the school office team.

Please be aware that, if there is an outstanding debt on your child’s ParentPay account for Breakfast Club we will not be able to accept any future bookings until the debt is settled.  If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please speak in confidence to a member of the office team for further advice.

And finally……

We endeavour to accommodate every request made for a place within our club, however high demand means this is not always possible. If you no longer require your child’s place, please let us know as soon as possible so we can assist other families that may be waiting for a place.

We take great pride in offering an outstanding Breakfast Club provision, however if you feel we could improve our service, please feel free to feedback to any member of the team.

Sample Breakfast Club menu

2022-23 Booking and Payment Timetable