Sherpa Kids

Sherpa Kids at Star Primary School

Parent Handbook Enrolment Form

About Our Routine
Our after-school club has a set routine which children come to know and enjoy. We have a weekly theme, which helps us to design activities which are fun and interesting for children. Children are given time to wash their hands, have a snack, play outside, and then engage in our fun activity. At the end of the afternoon, they can read quietly or do their homework while they wait for you to pick them up.

About Our Weekly Updates
We like to keep our parents updated on the children’s activities, so each week we send out the weekly theme and related activities, and the menu of snacks for the children in advance. All parents will receive this newsletter once they have enrolled with the programme and provided us with an email address.

About Our Snacks
We provide a healthy snack every afternoon to the children. We include plenty of vegetables, choices of fruit and healthy breads and wraps. Children are encouraged to become independent eaters, we encourage them to put together their own snacks, eat at communal tables and learn how to wash up. We will meet dietary requirements of children. However, we also encourage parents to provide their own snacks to children with high-risk allergies.

About Our Carers
The current Star Primary School 6 O’clock team will remain with the club. Their new team leader will be Jade Murray, who is a former teachers assistant with over a year of experience as an after-school club programme coordinator. She will build a structured and fun programme for the children.

About Enrolment
We will be keeping separate records of all children attending the club, this is separate from their school records. To ensure we have full information to safely take care of children, every child who attends the club needs to have a separate enrolment form completed and submitted before they can attend.
We will make spare enrolment forms available to parents at the school reception or we can email one to you to print out and scan back to us.

About Our Fees and Payment Methods
We have three types of fees for the club:

Casual Fee £10.00 per session (same day booking up to 3:00pm) Paid on the day
Regular Fee £8.00 per session Paid every half-term
Weekly Fee £35.00 per week Paid every half-term

Our fees are designed to give parents flexibility. For advance bookings, we send invoices at the beginning of each half-term. You may discuss payment plan options with us, and you have the opportunity to cancel with 2 weeks’ notice.
Weekly Fee – this is a special rate which offers the best value to parents.

Payment methods
We accept payment by bank transfer or childcare vouchers. Please contact us at southwark@sherpakids.co.uk if you would like to use childcare vouchers. Bank transfer details will be provided in the Parents Handbook and on invoices for parents who pay every half-term.

About Our Ofsted Registration Number
Sherpa Kids will apply to be Ofsted registered, as this process can take a number of weeks, we will be using the school’s Ofsted Registration number. There will be no impact to any applications where you need to provide this number as proof of childcare for your children. Once our Ofsted registration number arrives, we will communicate this to you so you can update your records.

About Sherpa Kids
Sherpa Kids Southwark is a franchise of Sherpa Kids, out of school programmes (www.sherpakids.co.uk). We partner with schools and community centres to deliver successful after school clubs and holiday clubs in East London and Southeast London. We manage the entire programme independently from the school so if you have any questions or queries you can come directly to us for support.

Contact Us
The best way to contact us is by email or mobile telephone during club hours 3:15pm – 6:00pm. For on-site and daily questions about the children contact Programme Manager Jade Murray (starprimary@sherpakids.co.uk). 078 5806 9929
For any questions regarding payment options and invoicing you can contact Amy Su (southwark@sherpakids.co.uk).