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Before and after school wrap around care : Camel Club

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Camel Club wrap around care

Camel Club provides a safe and stimulating indoor and outdoor environment for children aged 2 – 12 to play or quietly study in, based in Owlets Classroom at the primary school.We are open from 8am and after school until 6pm. You can pick up or drop off your child at any time during these sessions for a charge of £0.85 per quarter hour.camel-club-logo-v1In the morning we provide toast and fruit free of charge for those that would like a light breakfast and in the afternoon a small snack around 4pm.The out of school club is a place where children can play inside or outside with their friends before or after school. We have computer games and outside space to play in, or a quiet place to read a book or play a musical instrument or draw a picture. We regularly schedule fun activities and run projects which your child can join in with if they want to.See website page  here for  more details or call us on 07989 613802 or email info@queencamelpreschool.co.uk to book your child’s place, or just see us on the day for last minute care subject to availability.

See our summer holiday club page for more information on care out of term time.

Hot school meals -Claiming Free School Meals

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1) Infant Free School Meal

From September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are eligible to receive a Universal Infant Free School Meal.

If you wish your child to receive a meal, please ensure you return the application sent out and your menu choices.

If you have any enquiries please speak to Karen Annetts in the school office.

2) Free school meals and the pupil premium do not miss out for your child

Free school meals are available to all children whose parents qualify by meeting the criteria below. Children must be in school all day and they will be provided with a meal at lunchtime that is paid for by the school.

Your school will receive a pupil premium of between £900 and £1900 for every pupil registered for Free School Meals under the criteria  below. Even if your child does not want to take up the Free School Meal please ensure that they are registered if they are entitled as this extra funding will benefit all pupils.

To Apply Online follow this link  –  http://www.somerset.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Who can apply?
Parents/carers who receive any of the following are entitled to free school meals:
• Income Support (IS)
• Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) – not Contribution related
• Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA) – not Contribution based
• Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) of less than £16,190.
If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit, you are not eligible to receive free school meals.

E-safety

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Internet safety Social networkingE safety

Safer internet usage by children is a regular part of  discussions with all year groups  at the school . The school also run information sessions for parents. However, if you  want to discuss e safety at any time please contact the  school office.  Somerset local  authority also support the school  and families with a wide range of guidance.

If you want to find out more about internet safety please click on this link for the Somerset county ELIM really informative website E safety section for parents.

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