Thomas Whitehead C of E VA Primary School

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

A member of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust

Believing & Achieving together

Church School
Xtranet VLE

Before and After School Club

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy,

 Angels Lane,

Houghton Regis,


There are still places available at BASC, if interested please pick up a letter with registration form at the school reception. Return FAO Mrs Pendle.

Meets Monday to Friday in Term Time 7.30 – 8.45 a.m. and 3.15-5.30pm

Contact Phone No. 01582 865466 or 07960364040 (for further information)

Bookings should be made by calling 07960364040 between 7.00a.m. - 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday term time only. (24 hours notice is needed)
(this is also the Emergency Contact Number)

Open to all children aged 3-11 attending Thomas Whitehead School .

The Before and After School Club (BASC) provides good quality childcare in a relaxed friendly environment. The club meets in a new purpose built facility (shared with Ducklings pre-school) comprising of a classroom, kitchen, toilets and entrance hall..  It was registered with the Ofsted Early Years Directorate but since September 1st 2008 has been deemed by Ofsted to be part of the main school activity under the overall control of the Governing Body. 

The Before and After School Club is committed to offering a equally accessible service to all families which respects the race, gender, religion and culture of each person using the service, and will endeavour to do the best of its ability to cater for any special need or disability, in line with the Equal Opportunities Policy which operates in the Club.

A range of policy and procedure statements covering such areas as accident and sickness procedures, health & safety and behaviour management, fire and child protection are available to be viewed at the Club, during Club hours.

Any children attending Thomas Whitehead are eligible to attend the Club.

Children will be supervised at all times by Club staff until they are collected by their parents or carers. The Club works on a ratio of 1 member of staff for every 8 children. All staff have been subject to Criminal Record checks.


The current fees are £3.00 per hour other than 7.30 am to 8.45 am will be charged at £.3.50. This is payable when booking or in advance when booking for a week or more.  
(There is a cancellation fee of £3.00 if less than 24 hours notice has been given)

Parents collecting after 5.30 pm shall be charged £2.50 per 1/4 hour after this time to cover the staff overtime costs.

Routine & Activities:

Upon arrival in the morning children will be given a drink and a light breakfast, after school they will be given a piece of fruit or a light snack and a drink. Following this a range of activities will be available, and the children can make a free choice as to what they wish to do. Some of the activities will have been planned and laid out, and others the children can access as they wish from the entire selection available. Examples of the sorts of activities are:
Craft e.g. mask making, papier-mache, painting, Board Games & Puzzles, Dressing Up and other role play activities, Construction e.g. Lego, K’nex, Circle Games and Sports, Outdoor activities in appropriate weather may take place on Thomas Whitehead sports field . There may sometimes be access to computers in the school. There is be quiet area available for children who may wish to read or do homework


A qualified NVQ3 is Supervisor and responsible for day to day management of the Club supported by two qualified Playworkers.

A First Aider will always be available. Staff will take children to schools in the morning and collect them from school in the afternoon

Staff members

Manager: Mrs Sandra Pendle

Play worker:  Miss Rochelle Sharman.

Play Worker: Mrs Eles

Before attending the Club a completed registration form should have been received by the Club Supervisor. This represents acceptance of the Club rules which are issued as part of the registration form.

Complaints Procedure:

A Complaints Procedure exists, and in the first instance any complaint should be made to the Manager, Mrs Sandra Pendle at  Before and After School Club, Thomas Whitehead School, Angels Lane, Houghton Regis LU5 5HH in writing or in any other suitable media stating the name of the people involved, the relevant dates and the nature of the complaint. Further details regarding the policy can be found in the Complaints Policy.

Sickness & Accident

If a child becomes ill during a Club session, every attempt will be made to contact one of the people listed on the Registration Form, to arrange collection of the sick child. The child will be cared for until collected.
In case of a minor accident, basic First Aid will be administered. In case of an accident requiring more that basic First Aid , every attempt will be made to contact the parent/carer to advise or discuss with him/her the course of action to be taken. An accident book will be maintained.