Dragons Extended Day Care
Manager: Mrs R Packwood
Tel: 07770733365 between the hours of 7.30am - 6pm, weekdays, term time only.
To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment Dragons Extended Day Care aims to work within a consistent framework which actively promotes equality of opportunity for all, with opportunities to choose from a wide range of activities, allowing the children to benefit from suitable and age appropriate activities, individual care and attention from staff throughout the session and apposite fun and friendship from children and adults. All policies and procedures can be viewed at any time, please ask a member of staff.
To provide a safe, secure, stimulating and caring environment which enables children to make independent choices and to develop valuable life skills for nursery and primary school aged children between the hours of 7:30am – 8:55am, 11:50am – 3:30pm and 3:30pm – 6.00pm, providing a variety healthy and nutritious meals supplied by Solihull Catering Services and a wide range of interesting, age appropriate resources and equipment.
30 Hours Information
You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:
- in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave
- each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week - this is £125.28 if you’re over 25
This earnings limit does not apply if you’re self-employed and started your business less than 12 months ago.
You’re not eligible if:
- your child does not usually live with you
- either you or your partner has a taxable income over £100,000
- you’re from outside the EEA and your UK residence card says you cannot access public funds
If you foster your child, you cannot apply online for 30 hours free childcare. Speak to your social worker and your local authority if you want to apply.
You can get 30 hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits, childcare vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare.
If you cannot work
You may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.
What I feel about Dragons!
Our after school club.
I feel that I am safe at Dragons because the staff are kind and care about us, the older children sometimes have to help out and the teachers really care. I think Dragons is one of the best parts of lots of people’s days as everyone is kind and is willing to play with you.
There are lots of things to do at Dragons; the role play, cars, dominoes, reading and drawing, everyone has something they like to do at Dragons. Sometimes there are tournaments and talent shows.
If I couldn’t go to Dragons I would spend every day after school doing nothing before bed or tea and would definitely get bored. This school is lucky to have Dragons as it gives new children more time to make friends and to get to have fun doing such things as art and music.
Emily Bradburn Yr.5