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Breakfast & After School Club (The Copse)


Welcome to The Copse@Hillcross Breakfast and After-School Clubs.

The Copse@Hillcross aims to provide excellent care for your children in a safe and friendly environment, encouraging all to respect each other. On this page we outline our policies (to be uploaded shortly) and procedures so that you have a clear idea of how the Clubs will operate.  

Operating hours

The Breakfast Club will be operating from Monday to Friday (term times), 7.30am until 8.45am when the children will be handed over to the school.

After-school Club will operate Monday to Friday (term-times), from 3.00pm until 6.00pm.

Allocated times

These must be decided in advance, to reserve your child(ren)’s place. Regrettably any days missed through sickness or holiday cannot be refunded. Subject to availability, additional days and times can be agreed on an occasional basis. These must be paid for immediately. These measures are necessary for us to be able to provide adequate staffing levels to care for your children.


All fees must be paid in full at least one month in advance. The charging structure is as follows:

Breakfast Club

From 7.30am: £6.75

From 7.45am: £6.00

From 8.00am: £5.50

After School Club

Until 5.00pm: £9.75

Until 6.00pm: £14.25

Payment is required as follows:

  • At least one month in advance via bank transfer or Childcare Vouchers

  • Once a session has been booked it must be paid for in full. No refunds are offered for cancellations with less than one months’ notice.

  Non/late-payment will incur a charge of £5 per day and may forfeit your child(ren)’s place.                                   Late collection will incur a penalty of £10 per half hour.                                           Fees will be reviewed annually and half a term’s written notice will be given of any change.

For full Terms & Conditions, Application Form and Registration Form please click on the relevant link below. Documents can be downloaded and printed for signing.  

Unplanned/Occasional Bookings

Subject to staffing availability, it may be possible for parents to book a place at The Copse on a one off occasion to accommodate unforeseen changes to childcare arrangements or working hours.  Requests should be made via email to Wherever possible please put in any such request at least 48 hours prior to the session you are requesting.  In order to cover the administrative costs of such bookings the charges for unplanned/occasional bookings payments, will be as follows:

Breakfast Club

From 7.30am: £8.75

From 7.45am: £8.00

From 8.00am: £7.50

After School Club

Until 5.00pm: £11.75

Until 6.00pm: £16.25

Payments to be made via bank transfer on Parent Mail.