General Information

ABC Breakfast Club & XYZ After School Club

Ofsted registration numbers for XYZ After School Clubs: Aboyne Lodge – EY538060 Alban City – EY538059 Click on EY number to see latest OFSTED inspection report


ABC Breakfast Club and XYZ After School Club first opened in January 2006 at Aboyne Lodge Primary School, St.Albans.  In September 2012,  we began operating at Alban City School, St Albans. We offer a healthy, light tea and a wide range of creative crafts, fun games and outdoor activities. We welcome all children from Reception to Year 6 regardless of their religion, racial origin, cultural and linguistic background and in accordance with our admissions policy. Children with special requirements are also welcome providing that facilities can be arranged practically to provide a safe environment for all.

Our rules are simple and are made to ensure the safety of each and every child – children will be encouraged to behave responsibly and to respect both staff and each other.
When booking regular sessions payment is required half termly in advance.  We also offer ad hoc sessions at breakfast and after school for registered children. More information can be found on the Register and Book page.
To ensure the children’s safety all staff have an enhanced CRB/DBS check. You can find a full list of our staff on our Staff page. A trained first aider will be available in the rare case of emergency. It is the parent/carer’s responsibility to disclose any allergies or other medical conditions and provide a local emergency contact number.

Opening Hours – ABC

Aboyne Lodge: 7.45am – 8.45am (Breakfast served from 7.45am – 8.15am)

Alban City School: 7.30am – 8.30am (Breakfast served from 7.30am – 8.00am)

Opening Hours – XYZ

Aboyne Lodge:
3.15pm- 5.00pm/6.00pm,
Friday 5.00pm only

Alban City School:
3.30pm – 5.00pm/6.00pm,
Friday 5.00pm/5.30pm

Term Dates

We follow the same term dates as the schools. Please visit the school websites for latest term dates. Aboyne Lodge School & Alban City Free School Please note when school closes at 1.30pm at the end of the term, XYZ After School Club will not operate that afternoon.

Club Activities

Children have free choice of any available activity they wish. Activities are supervised and include:

  • A range of adult-led activities
  • Indoor and outdoor games
  • Drawing and reading
  • Puzzles and board games
  • Construction toys

Any ideas or suggestions will be welcomed. Parents are always welcome to join the session and if you have a particular skill or hobby which you think the children might be interested in please contact us.

Menu – ABC

We offer a wide variety with something for everyone. The children enjoy a good breakfast to help them through the day and are always encouraged to have fruit. If there is something your child particularly requires such as rice milk this can be accommodated.

  • Choice of cereal served with organic milk: Weetabix, Rice Krispies, Bran flakes, Shreddies, Cheerios, Porridge
  • Hot buttered wholemeal toast, with jam, Marmite or honey
  • Choice of drinks: fruit juice (orange or apple), organic milk, water
  • Fresh seasonal fruit and a selection of dried fruit

Menu – XYZ

We offer a light snack during the after school club which typically includes:

  • A sandwich of wholemeal bread, pitta, bagels or wraps with a choice of fillings- ham, cheese, chicken, homous.
  • Carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes etc
  • Fruit juices available throughout the session
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Choice of small yoghurt, cake or biscuit
    The children will be encouraged to select their own snack.  A full list of allergens is available in the setting. We do not serve any items containing nuts.

Health and Safety

When registering your child you must specify any medical information to enable us to act appropriately and professionally. It is parent’s responsibility to ensure all information is kept updated. Medication can only be administered by staff if the appropriate form has been completed in advance – please contact us if you will need to complete a form. All information given will be treated in complete confidence.

Cancellation and Changes

Cancellations must be made in writing/email with a half term’s notice. Non payment of fees is not accepted as notice of cancellation/change of days. ABC-XYZ Childcare Ltd. regret that you will be charged for children unable to attend through sickness or holidays and we are unable to offer “swap” days. We do offer additional ad hoc bookings via our website. Clubs will always be open when school is open. However if there are unexpected school closures, such as snow days, we will still charge. You will NOT be charged on days when the Clubs are unable to open due to pre-arranged events such as Polling Day and school inset days.

Deposit and Registration

We require a registration fee of £10 to become a member of ABC-XYZ Childcare Ltd. This covers membership of ABC Breakfast Club, XYZ After School Club, ABC Nursery Lunch Club at Aboyne Lodge school only, plus our Holiday Clubs, which welcome children from any local primary schools. Registration confirms acceptance of our “Terms & Conditions”.  A deposit is required to reserve your place of £20 per child per session booked across a week. This is refundable when you leave the Club subject to T&C’s.

Collecting Children

Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that they or a nominated person collect their children before the end of their booked session. There may be occasions that you are unable to collect your child. In this situation please ensure we have been given prior notice in writing/email/text, of who will be collecting. For the protection of your children, they will only be released to a nominated person. Please have a local emergency contact who would be able to collect on your behalf at short notice.

Emergency Snow Closure

Please note that we will always open if school is open. Should you receive notification that your school is closed then unfortunately we will have to close also. This applies to all our clubs – Breakfast, Lunch and After school. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 07799 855850.

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