Wraparound and holiday childcare

From September 2016, all parents/carers of children in Reception up to Year 9 have the right to request that the school their child attends considers establishing (or extending) wraparound and / or holiday childcare.
Childcare providers may also request to use school facilities for wraparound and / or holiday provision at times when the school is not using them.

Wraparound care includes, for example:

  • early morning 'breakfast club' provision
  • after-school childcare which extends beyond the end of the school day during term time
  • childcare which is available in the school holidays

Timetable and process for requests

The timetable and process for requests at this academy during 2017/18 is set out below:
19 March 2018 – 30 April 2018 – Annual request window
1 May 2018 – 31 May 2018 – Consideration of requests
8 June 2018 – Response to requests

The annual request window has now closed.

The following issues will inform the consideration of requests from parents/carers and childcare providers:

  • The level of demand for wraparound and / or holiday provision for different age groups
  • Whether there is existing provision at the academy
  • Whether there are nearby schools/academies who would be interested in collaborating to offer wraparound and / or holiday provision to reach a critical mass
  • Whether there is suitable space available within the academy to run the wraparound and / or holiday provision at the times requested
  • Practical issues such as site security, cleaning etc
  • Whether there is existing similar provision available locally
  • Whether there is sufficient leadership capacity to manage the provision
  • Whether there is evidence of value for money

Further information regarding existing local childcare services can be found here:
East Sussex Community Information Service
West Sussex County Council

Parents/carers are invited to submit their requests using this online form:

  • The request window has closed for the current year.

Childcare providers are invited to submit their requests using this online form:

  • The request window has closed for the current year.

Outcome of requests received during 2017/18

  • Thirty eight requests for additional wraparound childcare were received from parents/carers and one response from a childcare provider during the 2017/18 request window. This number of responses is above the threshold we have set to consider the matter further and the academy Local Board will be looking at the feasibility of this during the summer term. The outcome of the consideration will be reported here in due course.