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 2016/17 is set out below:
20 February 2017 – 31 March 2017 – Annual request window
24 April 2017 – 26 May 2017 – Consideration of requests
5 June 2017 – Response to requests

The timetable for the annual request window in 2017/18 will be published here in due course.

Please submit your requests using the applicable online form to the right

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

Outcome of requests received during 2016/17

Ten requests for additional wraparound childcare were received from parents/carers during the 2016/17 request window, of which seven were from parents/carers of children who will be pupils in the academy during 2017/18. This is below the minimum threshold of at least 30 requests needed to trigger a formal consideration of these requests.

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:

The request window has closed for the current year.

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

The request window has closed for the current year.