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 2018/19 is set out below:
19 March 2019 – 30 April 2019 – Annual request window
1 May 2019 – 31 May 2019 – Consideration of requests
8 June 2019 – Response to requests

The annual request window is now open.

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:

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