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Rest & Play (RAP) Club - before & after school provision

RAP Club is our before an after school childcare service, run by staff of Red Hill School. Established in 2011 for our parents and carers, the club has grown in size since its beginning. Run by Mrs Wood and her team, RAP Club allows parents to drop off their child from 7:40 am each day, and runs after school until 5:30pm Monday - Thursday and Friday until 4.30pm. 

Breakfast is not served in the morning (children are welcome to bring in their own from home) but the children have the option of toast and squash in the afternoon sessions.

Children from Reception through to Year 6 can mix freely at RAP Club, using the lower playground for outdoor activities, the school library and hall extension. Parents and carers drop off and collect their child from "The RAP Room", which is located next door to the school office.

RAP Information

Due to high demand for RAP places we will introduce the following from September 2023

  • RAP breakfast club will be open as normal 5 days per week Monday to Friday from 07:40 

  • The cost of breakfast club will increase to £5.00. Breakfast will be available daily to include, cereals, toast and fruit 

  • RAP After School Club between Monday and Thursday will have 2 timing options available – a 1 hour slot costing £5.00 and a 2 hour slot costing £9.00 (a prompt collection at the end of your time slot is required so you do not incur late pick up fees) 

  • RAP After School Club will operate Monday to Thursday from 15:25 to 17:25 – cost £9.00  

  • Late pick up fees for all sessions will be charged at £30.00 per session 

  • Failure to book sessions using Parent Pay will incur a fee of double the session fee as an Administration charge. Children must be booked prior to attendance. No booking = no place. 

  • We have increased staffing and the number of places available per session. There will now be 60 places available per session (both morning and afternoons) 

  • Bookings will be made via the clubs module of Parent Pay. This is an easier booking system and stipulates to Parents / Carers how many sessions are available to book. We hope that this visual balance of places left will reassure you not to panic buy sessions if there are plenty available.  

  • If you pay using a childcare voucher scheme, you MUST book sessions using the options in Parent Pay which state this. Please then email once you have made payment through your relevant provider so we can allocate the payments to your account accordingly in Parent Pay on your behalf.  

  • If you pay direct, you will be asked to make payment at the time of booking within Parent Pay. There will be no option to book sessions and pay later; payment must be made at the time of booking. 

  • The cut off for bookings is 12 noon the day before  

  • This cut off allows for full flexibility on your part. You do not need to commit to a weekly 2 hour session on a Monday for 1 hour for example, you may just need this one week and then again in 3 weeks time. However, there will be people who require regular slots and you can book these accordingly. 

  • You can book a half term in advance if you are able to pay for all your sessions in one go, alternatively, you may wish to book sessions weekly, fortnightly or monthly to fit in with your own financial planning. (The balance remaining of sessions will give you confidence if you have not booked that there are sessions still                              available – although these cannot be guaranteed and are allocated on a first come first served basis, it should give you an idea of availability and therefore confidence on when to book)  

  • A more substantial snack will be provided for children who attend the 2 hour session of RAP After school 

  • If you wish your child to attend an after school club, and then attend RAP for the final hour, you need to book a 2 hour RAP slot and not a 1 hour RAP slot.  

  • If you wish to book a 1 hour after school RAP slot, no food will be provided but your child is welcome to bring a healthy snack with them as per the current arrangements.  

  • Please note that in Parent Pay, there is a booking for Fridays only, separate to other days. This is because there is only 1 time offering of 1 hour on this day. We do not want to give you the option to book and pay for 2 hours on this day when it is not available to do so in reality. There are still the 2 options (Childcare payments or standard booking) for a Friday and you should select the option relevant to you on this day like with Monday to Thursday bookings.  

  • We are giving our current school RAP users and waiting list the first opportunity to book sessions for September over the next few weeks. Once this exercise is underway, in September, we will open up bookings to our incoming Reception children who have expressed an interest in RAP and or have a sibling already using the service.