Toasters Breakfast Club
We run a breakfast club Monday to Friday between 7.45am and 8.45am, the children then join their class in the normal way, younger children are individually escorted to class.
The children are provided with a healthy nutritional breakfast from a choice of healthy cereals, yoghurt, fromage frais, wholemeal or white toast with a choice of spreads such as jam, marmalade, peanut butter etc. Fruit juice, milk or water will be offered and then breakfast is followed by a period of play and activities. Pilot studies show that Breakfast clubs have a positive effect on children resulting in better behaviour, greater concentration, improved attendance and punctuality, less bullying, improved social skills and confidence to interact with children and adults alike. The activities help develop the children’s learning in an informal way and help them understand the importance of healthy eating.
The club aims to support both working and non working parents and you may be able to get extra help with the costs via Working Tax credit if one or both parents work at least 16 hours a week. Details of how to claim will be supplied with registration forms, once you apply for a place or if you wish to find out beforehand you can log onto http://www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/ or phone 0845 9000 404.
The cost of each session is £2.50 per day, except on “Special” days, and you will be given a choice of how you wish to pay i.e. weekly, monthly or termly. For a trial period you do not need to book a place – just turn up and pay on the day.
You will receive a registration form, where more details will be taken of your child’s dietary issues, emergency numbers etc.
The Breakfast Club is led by qualified staff who are first-aid and food hygiene trained.
Supervisors: Kath Umpleby Cherie Abdullahi Amanda Peters and Jane Jenner.