After school Club
Welcome to WASC
Welcome to WASC - After School Club
Welcome back to the new school year for all existing members of Westbury After School Club (WASC) and for our newest members using the club for the first time this year. A new school year presents a great opportunity to introduce the team and the work of the WASC team. The sessions are run by a fantastic group of playleaders and playworkers who offer fun, interactive and interesting activities for children in all primary school years, with the emphasis very firmly on PLAY! We are not an extension of the school's working day, but aim to offer multi‑cultural activities which promote fun, harmony and understanding between children of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds while being a safe environment for children needing after school care. The club meets on the school premises after school every week day until 6pm, offering a range of interesting and fun activities for children including arts, crafts, cookery, circus skills, soft football, board and electronic games, films and reading as well as use of the outdoor school play areas in good weather. Responsibility for running the club rests firmly with parents and carers and is overseen by a very dedicated but voluntary parent committee, who are working parents with children at the school, but who work tirelessly to support the good work done by the play team and the viable and regulated running of the club, which is Ofsted accredited. Our charges as of 1 October 2017 are: £4.75 per session for BFC and £9.50 per session for WASC with reduced rates at WASC for 3 children or more and there is a £10 annual administration charge for all users of the club. This year, as a committee, we have seen a considerable rise in the increasing levels of demand for the services of the club and are very conscious of availability of space and staffing levels not being able to meet that demand from the start. Due to these limitations, unfortunately there will always be a limit on the number of children that we can accept in the club, primarily for health and safety reasons and the safeguarding of our children and staff which is our absolute priority. We would like to reassure you that we are doing all we can on this and are trialling some additional space for the club which has been kindly offered by the school and increasing our staff levels and will review how and when this can help us to increase our numbers. We continue to work closely with Mrs Pritchard and her team at the school, who are extremely supportive and will update interested parents and carers with progress on this, but it is a priority for us. We do still have availability at the club on Fridays and there are waiting lists available on some days that are in active operation so please do get in touch with our administrator, Kate Plessier, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you and your children to the WASC family.
Ali Woodhead Chair