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Parley First School

Children First, Always

Glenmoor Road, Ferndown, Dorset. BH22 8QE

01202 874400

 Pear Drops offers high quality childcare for pupils of Parley First School in a familiar secure and purpose built environment. The club currently has capacity for 30 children.

Breakfast Club

7.30am - 8.40am

Monday to Friday

Breakfast Club Arrival Arrangements

Parents should bring their children to the log cabin via the entrance on the Key Stage 2 Playground. You are required to sign in your child and once the session begins, a register of attendance will be taken.

The children must stay in the Club until 8.30am when they will be escorted to the KS2 door where a member of staff will be on duty to welcome them into school.

After School Club

3.00pm - 6.00pm

Monday to Friday

After School Club Collection Arrangements 

Parents must collect their child from the log cabin building via the entrance on the Key Stage 2 Playground. A register of attendance will be taken at the start of the session and you are required to sign out your child at the end of the day. The Club closes at 6pm and all children must be collected by this time. Children will only be released to an authorised adult contact listed on your child’s registration form.

We have a mobile phone which is dedicated to the after school provision. Please use this number to advise us of any changes to collection arrangements or if you are delayed for any reason. Please do not leave a message on the school answer phone as the main school office will be closed. The number is 07783 446890.

What will my child be doing?

The children at Pear Drops After School club are able to play with resources in a stimulating environment. The club is based in the log cabin by the KS2 playground and children staying after school will have access to the whole school facilities. This includes the school’s extensive outdoor space and staff will encourage the children to play outdoors as much as possible. Children attending after school club will have supervised use of the Tyre Park, the woodland area and staff will organise structured play on the playground (which is secure). Other indoor activities will be planned around topics which may include theme days, arts & crafts, role play, puzzles, construction play and board games.

What will my child have to eat at Pear Drops?

Pear Drops Breakfast Club will provide a selection of refreshments which include Toast, Muffins, Fruit, Yogurts, as well an option of Porridge and/or Beans on Toast during winter months. A healthy snack will also be provided to any child attending Pear Drops After School Club. Water and milk will be available to drink at both sessions.

Who will look after my child at Pear Drops?

Pear Drops Club is run by experienced school staff Yvonne Parry and Catherine Wood. All staff are enhanced DBS checked.

How do I book a place for my child?

Bookings MUST be made via the ParentMail app - 'account' section. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis and payment MUST be made at the time of booking. You will be unable to select a session to book if there are no further spaces available for that day or it is less than 7 days before the session date.  Current methods of payment is via the ParentMail app or Childcare Vouchers.  The Price Bands have been set for each child from the schools knowledge of previous Pear Drops payments (Vouchers or BACS payment). Please contact the school office directly if you feel you are on the wrong price band or have any issues booking. 

If you are new to Pear Drops please complete the below Registration and Agreement Forms and return them to the office via the drop box or send to prior to making your booking and if paying by childcare voucher, please register your voucher provider with the school using the form attached below. 

Pear Drops Charges

The cost of Breakfast Club will be £3.25 per session, and the cost of After School care will be £8.00 if attending to 5pm and £12.00 if attending until 6pm (£4 per hour). Children from Pupil Premium families currently registered for Free Schools Meals (“FSM”) are entitled to a reduced rate of £1.00 per session for Breakfast Club. After School Club attendance will also be subsidised for FSM families to £4.00 if attending to 5pm and £6.00 if attending until 6pm.

If you are paying by Childcare Vouchers please only book the 3-5pm sessions for After School club and contact the office directly to discuss payment. 

Please note that the office cannot book or cancel sessions for your child.  Bookings MUST be made via your ParentMail account.