Funstop

Funstop Breakfast and After School Club

"We are open for 51 weeks each year"

As well as running a breakfast and after school club from the nursery site we also run a breakfast club from Scarning Primary School. During term time, Funstop is open between 7.30am and 9.00am and re-opens from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. During school holidays Funstop is open between 7.30am and 6.00pm and will be closed for Bank Holidays as per term time.

We are open for 51 weeks each year, closing for one week during Christmas as well as statutory Bank Holidays and we will open for Teacher Training Days, providing we have sufficient demand from parents.

In the Breakfast and After School Club sessions we operate a marble reward scheme. This is where we recognise good behaviour and each term the school with the winning number of marbles gets to choose a new piece of equipment and the boy / girl who receives the most marbles will also win a trophy.

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am with breakfast being served at 7.45am. Children are provided with a cereal and/or toast breakfast, accompanied by a drink. During Breakfast Club there will be different games to play as well as cooking club once a week and some much needed chill out time before school. Our Funstop vehicles arrive at Funstop at 8.20am to transport the children to school and departs at 8.25am prompt.

After School Club

Funstop safely transports children from school by our fully insured people carriers, all fitted with seat belts, booster seats and first aid kits. All our drivers are first aid trained. We collect from all local schools.

Our after school club is operated from our main nursery building, the children have the use of 3 separate rooms upstairs, here we offer a wide variety of board games, puzzles, construction and other toys/equipment, role play and den areas.

The children can play on the PS2’s, Funstop’s own iPad mini (with set parental controls) or use the computers plus a pool table and Wii with various games. We make use of the TV where the children can chill out on the comfy big sofa and watch the large flat screen TV. We run regular clubs such as cooking club and science club and we also run a Funstop School club council where 2/3 children will be nominated by the other children to be the council members. At the Funstop Club Council meetings the children will discuss with us any ideas which they would like to see us offer. This empowers the children to have more ownership in what they want to see us providing them. We also have a homework area and our staff are more than happy to help support your child with any homework they may have – please let us know if this is something you wish for us to do with your child whilst they are with us.

Admissions

For the After School Care Club, we operate a waiting list whereby children can be added to the list at any time. When a space then becomes available the child at the top of the list will be offered that space. However, this is dependent on there being sufficient spaces on the transport provided from that particular school.

Refreshments

Upon arrival at Funstop, all children are provided with a drink and a biscuit, toast or fruit. A snack type tea is available, at an extra charge, although children can bring their own packed tea if required. Funstop is managed by a team of qualified / experienced, caring and cheerful play workers. We have fully qualified staff as well as staff currently studying for NVQs in Play Work.

Please note that on our holiday club trips we have further additional staff to supplement our ratio of staff to children.

Cancellations, Payment and Period of Notice

If you need to cancel a session that your child attends please ensure that you contact Funstop by 9.30am at the latest in order that we can notify all of the relevant parties.

We regret that refunds for missed sessions will not be possible. Should you wish to cancel your child’s place at Funstop, four weeks written notice is required during which time you remain liable for all fees. The sessional fees are payable monthly in advance with invoices being distributed during the last week of the previous month.

We ask for all fees to be paid by 10th day of each month after which all outstanding fees will incur a late fee of £12.

Please note that should your child’s school be closed for any reason, such as bad weather, Funstop will not be liable for the collection of children in these circumstances and will not open until the official opening times (3pm – 6pm).

Please note that you remain liable for any fees during Baker/Training Days although your child can still attend club if you arrange transportation.

Structure of Funstop’s Holiday Club

Our After School Care and Holiday Clubs have different identities, as our Holiday Club is operated on a “come when you like” basis. All parents have to be registered with us to receive a copy of our Reservation Form, which are usually distributed approximately 5-6 weeks prior to the school holidays. Parents then indicate on this form which sessions are required and then return the completed form back to Funstop. Once this form has been returned you will be liable for any fees due. Funstop will then contact parents immediately if they are unable to offer a space due to being full. Our full time After School Care Club receive priority booking followed by full time Holiday Club children, then we offer spaces on a loyalty basis before offering any additional spaces on a first come first served basis.

Our objective for the Holiday Club is to provide our children with numerous activities; projects, in-house visits and trips to ensure that they have a wonderful break from school. Not only do we provide an excellent service for working parents, we do offer a well-earned break for parents!

Activities

During all school holidays we offer regular external trips. There will always be one trip per week except during the summer holidays when we have 12 trips over the holiday period.

We also offer numerous themed weeks and activities including cookery, games week, sports week, art and craft, t-shirt printing, jewellery making, clay work, puppet making, gardening, circus workshops and lots more.

Premises

During the school holidays Funstop is operated from the first floor of our main nursery building. Here, we offer 16 spaces per session.

Refreshments for the Holiday Club

Children are provided with a drink and fruit or toast mid-morning. At mid-day a cooked meal can be provided on the same basis as the nursery but with larger portions for the holiday children. We operate a menu, which has been carefully selected and reflects The Children’s Food Trust guidelines. A copy of our current menu is available upon request. Breakfast and tea can be provided. Breakfast, which consists of cereal and toast is served between 7.45am and 8.00am whilst tea is served around 4.30pm.

During our full day trips, we do ask for all children to be supplied with a packed lunch. It is not possible to provide tea on our trip days although; children can bring a packed tea if required.

FunstopStandard RateSibling Rate
Breakfast club (7.30am onwards)£4.35£4.15
Breakfast club (8.00am onwards)£3.50£3.30
Hourly after school club rate (min 2 hours per day)£3.50£3.30
Funstop Holiday ClubStandard RateSibling Rate
9am - 12pm£10.20£9.60
9am - 1pm£12.50£11.70
9am - 3pm£19.75£18.55
1.15pm - 4.15pm£10.20£9.60
1.15pm - 5.15pm£12.50£11.70
9am - 5pm£24.20£24.00
8am - 6pm£27.95£25.95
Block Booking£113.40£113.40
MealStandard Rate
Breakfast£0.55
Lunch£2.20
Tea£1.20

"It is ultimately the most comforting feeling when your children truly love their “wrap around care” … this is what Funstop at East Dereham Day Nursery gives: a safe and nurturing environment for all children to blossom, learn and to have fun. They are like a family and always have time for you, we absolutely love this place, our Funstop family" Mrs S from Toftwood