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.

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

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: