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Extended Services

What is Extended Services?

In 2005 the government set out a core offer of Extended Services which it expects all children and families will be able to access at, or through, their local school.  The 5 services are:

  1. High quality 8am – 6pm childcare (provided on-site or through local providers).  Costs vary according to the type of provision.  This is all year provision and can include Breakfast, Afterschool and Holiday clubs and childminding services.
  2.  A varied menu of activities, including study support – such as homework clubs, sports, music, tuition, arts and crafts, visits to museums, business and enterprise activities.
  3. Parenting support – including courses, information sessions and family learning activities.
  4. Community access.  This includes access to adult learning programmes.
  5. Swift and easy access to a wide range of specialist support services.

Where children have additional unmet needs the school can access additional support.

Extended School:  Signposting Services to Parents

At Velmead we have very high regard for the role that childminders and other providers of childcare play in supporting the well-being of our children.

Many of our parents need childcare that they can rely upon, both in and out of term time. We currently have:

  • A daily ‘Breakfast Club’ – from 7.45am until the start of school (term time only) – this is run by SCL - information available from our website or by contacting them direct
  • After School  Childcare - from 3.20pm until 6pm during term time.
  • Holiday care (and some INSET days) provided by SCL – information available from our website or by contacting them directly

In addition, the Vine Church Adventurers run activities at the school on Friday evenings and at weekends. The contact is :

We don’t maintain a list of childminders or make personal recommendations.

However, we do recommend that parents contact Hampshire Children’s Information Service:

0845 602 1125 or www.hants.gov.uk/childcare or childcare@hants.gov.uk

SCL Breakfast Club and After School Care

The SCL Breakfast Club is a fantastic way of kick starting your child's day.  The club is an action packed class for boys and girls of all ages and abilities.  Every session will include a wide variety of games and activities and include a healthy breakfast. 

Venue:   Velmead School Hall/Oaks Module
Days:   Monday - Friday (term time)
Time:  7.45am - 8.40am

SCL Also provide After School Care from
3.20pm until 6pm.
Please call 0345 644 5747 for more information.
To book online click here SCL Bookings.

SCL Inset Day Activities

SCL’s Inset Day is an action packed experience for children, allowing working parents to continue their normal daily routine. The carefully designed programme allows children to enjoy a variety of activities that will keep them entertained and energetic throughout the day.
Inset day forms can be downloaded the Newletters/Letters page of this site (when available). Click on the tab at the top of the page to see the latest forms.

 SCL Holiday Clubs

SCL also run holiday clubs - Club Energy (different activities throughout the day including Sports, Art and Craft, Drama, Dance, Outdoor Pursuits and lots, lots more) or Soccer Camps.  The holiday clubs are held at a number of schools in the area including Velmead. 

Children aged 4-12 can enjoy action-packed days, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment in a safe and supervised environment.  

Holiday clubs usually run from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, with the option of an extended day from 8.30am to 5.30pm. This offers working parents greater flexibility with drop-off and collection times.

For more information contact SCL on:

Tel: 0345 644 5747
Email: enquiries@wearescl.co.uk
Website: www.scl-online.co.uk
Online Booking: SCL Bookings

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