Wrap Around Care – Badgers

At Mere Green Primary School we offer wrap around care from 7.30am until 6pm. Our wrap around provision (Badgers) is available for all children from Nursery through to Year 6.

Badgers wrap around care runs in two parts:

Breakfast Club provision: 7.30am – 8.45am

After School Care provision: 3pm-6pm

Our aim is to provide:

  • Quality childcare for children aged 3 – 11
  • An environment where children can engage in a comfortable, safe and child centred setting
  • Care that is organised around the individual needs of the children
  • A planned programme of activities 
  • Activities that allow independence and choice
  • Staff who possess the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to ensure that the well-being of the children is paramount

Badgers is part of Mere Green Primary School and all staff work within the school environment too. We endeavour to create a happy, safe and secure environment that delivers an excellent standard of care. We do this through our ‘Making A Difference’ mission which is underpinned by our school’s six core values: 

  • Respectful 
  • Resilient 
  • Self-believers 
  • Nurturing 
  • Independent 
  • Curious 

Breakfast Club Provision

Breakfast Club provision runs Monday-Friday (term, time only). We provide a safe and enjoyable start to the day, which includes a choice of breakfast and drinks. There are also a range of activities on offer before the school day begins. At the end of the session, children are dropped off at their classroom, ready to start the day.

After School Care Provision

After School Care provision runs Monday-Friday (term time only). Sessions have flexible timings to allow children to be collected at a convenient time. Members of the Badgers team collect children from their classrooms and escort them to their relevant area. Children will be offered fruit and a drink, however for children who are attending after 4.30pm we ask parents to provide additional snacks.

After School Care provision is a fun, nurturing environment with a range of indoor and outdoor activities tailored to the needs of the children. Indoor activities include: toys, games, technology, relaxation, reading, role-play, arts and crafts, cooking, extra curricular physical education activities and homework support. Outdoor activities include: water and sand play, outdoor play, gardening, forest school and structured sports activities and team games.

The Polytunnel will be an additional facility available in Spring 2021. It will be used under adult supervision and will facilitate the growth of Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Plants and shrubs throughout the academic year.  our aim is to eat the produce and sell plants to our school community to raise funds for seeds, compost and tools.

School gardening brings learning alive, growing food, plants and being involved in the gardening process all contribute towards improving children’s well- being, in terms of personal achievement, pride and empowerment. For children with additional needs fulfilling these non academic tasks further enhances that sense of achievement and personal worth, and crucially, for children with specific needs, gardening offers social and peer group inclusion

Bookings:

All bookings must be made in advance through your School Money account. Due to the current Covid19 pandemic, places within each Badgers Bubble are limited, therefore it is essential that you book to secure your child’s place. To help plan your childcare needs, you can book as many sessions as you need for the half term. Please note that bookings must be made at least 1 week in advance.

Session Time Price   
Breakfast Club 7.30am- 8.45am £5.75 
Breakfast Club 7.45am- 8.45am £4.75 
Breakfast Club 8.00am- 8.45am £3.75 
Session Time Price   
After School Care 3.00-4.00pm  £2.75 
After School Care 3.00-5.00pm  £4.75 
After School Care 3.00-5.30pm  £6.75 
After School Care 3.00-6.00pm  £7.75 
After School Care 4.00-5.00pm  After attending an afterschool club activity £2.75 
After School Care 4.00-5.30pm  After attending an afterschool club activity £4.75 
After School Care 4.00-6.00pm  After attending an afterschool club activity £5.75 

Childcare Vouchers

If your employer operates a childcare voucher scheme you will be able to use the vouchers to pay for your childs attendance at Badgers.  This is currently a manual system and you are unable to book through School Money. To book using childcare vouchers, please email:  Badgers@mergrn.bham.sch.uk 

Meet the Team:

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Chris Gray

Badgers Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Lucy Bennett

Wrap Around Assistant and Deputy DSL

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Brad Morgan

Wrap Around Assistant and Key Worker for EYFS

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Raj Danjal

Wrap Around Assistant and Key Worker for EYFS

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Dawn Gerald

Wrap Around Assistant

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Hannah Williams

Wrap Around Assistant

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Paige Cherry

Wrap Around Assistant

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Ashley Smith

Wrap Around Assistant

Contact Badgers

If you would like further information please contact us:

Email – Badgers@meregrn.bham.sch.uk

Phone – 0121 308 9451 (during Badgers hours)