Monkspath Bananas Breakfast Club is open from 7.45am to 8.45am. It is our aim to bridge the gap between the start of the school day and parents working hours and to provide children with a healthy and nutritious breakfast in a caring environment. There has been proven research that having a healthy breakfast helps children’s motivation and self-confidence, and it also improves children’s levels of concentration.
We appreciate that parent’s working patterns need these extended hours which enable many families the flexibility they need, whilst their children are provided with an enjoyable, fun, interesting and safe environment.
We provide a variety of healthy cereals, toast, fruit juice, water and milk. Children can then choose from a variety of fun activities with their friends. The children are then safely ‘delivered’ to their class (or to Monkeys), for the start of the school day.
Bananas Teatime Club offers parent’s a choice of length of time they wish their children to attend Teatime Club. Children can either stay from 3.30pm – 4.30pm or 3.30pm – 6pm. We plan activities using the curriculum based on age appropriate activities.
We are extremely aware that at the end of the day, some children may simply want to relax and enjoy quiet time. However, children may prefer to join in with more structured activities, therefore, we offer outdoor play, sports, dance and games, ICT sessions where they can develop their computer skills, cooking sessions or they may like to sit and have stories read to them or join in with a range of creative activities. Children are also offered the opportunity to do their homework enabling a more relaxed time with parents when they get home. These choices are available to all of the children every day.
During the teatime club a selection of food will be on offer over the week, which varies from a choice of fruit and vegetables, toasted teacakes or cheese and biscuits. If you choose the later option (3.30pm-6pm) for your child, they will be given a light nutritious meal at 4.45pm, to keep them going until they go home for their dinner. Drinks are on offer at all times.