Wrap Around Childcare - Before and After School

Our school offers Breakfast and After School Wrap Around Childcare to all pupils admitted into the school


Parents are required to book and pay via their Scopay App. Parents are able to pre book places right up until the night before the date required.


We have approx. 30 spaces for each session. 


AM Session drop off at 07:45-School Start time, this includes a choice of breakfast cereals/toast/fruit and is charged at £5.75  per child per AM session.  Please enter via the green door on Class 4, the children have their breakfast in Class 3.


PM Session collect directly from school (Near class 1 gate). There is provision for a one or two hour session. The first is 3.15-4.15pm and the second hour is 4.15pm until 5.15pm, this includes a light snack. School run after school clubs will cost £5.00 for an hour session. A child may attend a club of choice for the first hour after school and then go on to the general childcare club option for the second hour. The cost is the same. Please choose 1 or two hours when booking.


Mrs Christopherson  is our Wrap around Childcare Supervisor.


Mrs Broad and Mrs Lawrence are the Breakfast Club Session helpers,  Mrs Wood, Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Christopherson  are the After School Club Session helpers.



Government support for Childcare


There are 2 different schemes to help support families with childcare


The links below will help you work out which scheme is designed to support you:


Childcare Choices explain this well:


Which scheme you use, depends on your situation. Use the childcare calculator below to work out which type of support is appropriate for you. 



Scheme 1: Universal credit

The government is offering parents to claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs if on Universal Credit.



Scheme 2: Tax-free childcare

Tax-free childcare is a government scheme which helps parents with childcare costs. For every £8 a parent pays into their childcare account, the government will pay in £2, up to a maximum of £2000 per child per year. Parents can then use that money to make childcare payments direct to their childcare provider’s bank account.’



Childcare Vouchers: (no longer available for new users)

This scheme is now only available to those who are already registered through a variety of companies. You will already know if this applies to you. If you are registered, you will need to provide Mrs Christopherson with your particular details.


For any queries, questions or in-day bookings please email Mrs. Christopherson directly on the following email, childcare@birch.essex.sch.uk


Our school registration details as a provider are:

Name: Birch Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, CO2 OLZ

Unique Reference Number: 115138


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