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Wraparound Care

Early Birds and Night Owls

Our Breakfast Club (Early Birds) and After School Club (Night Owls) is run by staff of Priory Rise School. We believe that Early Birds and Night Owls should have the same ethos as the rest of the school, ensuring the best provision and consistency for your children. Our playworker team work closely with families and children to ensure that we provide a programme of play and social education activities that meet the individual needs of the children in their care. We welcome full-time Reception classes to Year 6 children.

Aims of the Clubs: 

  • To ensure children receive the highest quality care and enrichment in a safe and secure environment.
  • Offer an opportunity for pupils to eat breakfast before starting their days learning and a healthy nutritious snack after school.
  • Have a positive effect on pupils’ concentration and performance throughout the day and being able to relax and have fun at the end of the school day.
  • Help improve pupils’ attendance and punctuality.
  • Improve social interaction skills between pupils.
  • Create a positive and calm start to the school day and a chilled out, enjoyable time at the end of the school day.
  • To offer a variety of stimulating, exciting and fun play opportunities.
  • Provide before and after school childcare for parents.

Healthy breakfast choices 

Each day a range of healthy food options will be provided. These will include: 

  • Range of cereals
  • Toast
  • Fresh fruit 
  • Waffle Wednesday 
  • Milk, squash, and water 

Please click below to see the three-week rolling teatime menu for Night Owls:

All menus for food at our extended care is carefully planned and overseen by our Catering Manager and all food allergens and dietary requirements are diligently adhered to. In addition, fruit and drink is always available on request throughout the session.

Structure of the Club

Behaviour is exemplary at Priory Rise School, and this extends to our Early Birds and Night Owls setting.  Children are expected to demonstrate the greatest courtesy in their actions with others.

Please click here to view our Behaviour Policy for more information.

All children can choose their breakfast or snack from the staff serving and will sit and eat at their allocated tables.  Once finished, children will return their plates/bowls, remove any leftovers and stack them for washing.

Once eaten, the children will be free to move into their allocated area and access any of the areas of play that are set up. These will include: 

  • Board and card games
  • Baking & food creation
  • Arts & Craft  
  • Colouring and drawing 
  • Construction (e.g., Lego, Kinnex) 
  • Role play and dressing up 
  • Reading corner 
  • Homework zone
  • Puzzle zone 
  • Organised indoor and outdoor sport e.g., football, basketball, netball, ball skills, races on rotation 


The gates on Priestley Drive will be opened at 7:30am each morning. After this time, children will be able to arrive at Early Birds breakfast club. 

From 8.30am onwards the children in Foundation and Key Stage 1 will be escorted to their classes. The children in Key Stage 2 will walk to their allocated collection points within school.

For Night Owls, Reception children will be collected by a member of staff from their classrooms at 3:00pm, as will Year 1 & Year 2 children from 3:10pm. Staff will register your child’s attendance on arrival. KS2 children will walk to the small hall from 3:20pm onwards. Night Owls runs from 3.00pm until 6.00pm. Please note there is a late collection fee if your child is not picked up promptly.

If any children have enrolled in an after-school club, they will be escorted by the club leader to Night Owls when the club finishes at 4:15pm.


Early Birds and Night Owls are staffed by employees of the school who either have an additional role in school during the day or who are specifically employed to cover the clubs. This allows a seamless transition from school expectations to club expectations.

Our team is professional, enthusiastic and offer high quality, affordable childcare, in a caring and nurturing environment, which encompasses from Early Years Reception through to Year 6. This gives the children and staff the best opportunity to build up strong, trusting, and have meaningful relationships with each other.

All our staff have undertaken the pre-employment checks required as detailed in the document, Keeping Children Safe in Education, hold a valid First Aid certification, in addition to a Food Hygiene certification. 

Please click below to meet the team.


  • Early Birds from 7.30am - £5.25 per session
  • Night Owls until 5.00pm - £8.75 per session
  • Night Owls until 6.00pm - £13.00 per session

Late collection fees: 

Please note a late collection fee will be applied if your child is not picked up promptly. There will be a charge of £5.00 applied for the first five minutes, and an additional £1.00 per minute thereafter.


Booking is available, allowing you to select the days/times you require. Once a booking has been confirmed, the place is secured until cancelled. 

Please note that our extended care is very popular and spaces are limited.

If you would like to enquire about a place at Early Birds and or Night Owls for your child/ren, please register your interest and session preference using the form at the bottom of this page and return to the school office.


Once a space has been allocated, you will need to make payment through Arbor.

Invoices for the whole of the current term will be placed on Arbor.  We do not expect payment in full, you may pay in instalments, but you should ensure you have paid at least one week in advance, to secure your child’s space.

Failure to make payment will result in your child’s space being withdrawn until any outstanding balance has been cleared in full.

Cancellations/Changes to Sessions

If you no longer require Wraparound care, or would like to make changes to your allocated sessions, we politely request four-weeks notice in writing.  

Please click here to submit your request.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office:

Telephone: 01908 502572