Breakfast & After School Care

‘Wraparound’ care is the term we use to describe our arrangements for looking after children beyond the traditional school day. The activities we run at this time are child initiated play.  While we may support homework the purpose of these clubs is child care and not extended educational activities.

Voucher Schemes

At the Pegasus Children’s Club we accept a number of voucher schemes as payment;Croydon College, Salary Exchange, Edenred, Computershare, Kids Unlimited, Busy Bees,, Kiddivouchers, Sodexo, Faircare. When applying through a voucher scheme, you may be asked for our Ofsted registration number – 136566

Most employers provide childcare vouchers through salary sacrifice, but occasionally employers offer childcare vouchers as a free benefit in addition to salary. Addition-to-salary schemes are also commonly used by very small businesses. Childcare vouchers are usually received instead of part of your salary, through a system known as ‘Salary Sacrifice’. Unlike your salary, you don’t have to pay any tax or national insurance on childcare vouchers. The saving in tax and national insurance is typically worth around £900 a year for basic-rate taxpayers, so families can save around £1,800 a year. Your savings will depend on the amount you earn and the amount of tax you currently pay.

The Pegasus Children’s Club

In September 2012 we brought our childcare services ‘in house’ and this service is called The Pegasus Children’s Club.

We value our relationship with parents and carers and are committed to working in partnership with you to provide high quality play and care for your children. We work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity, providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for all children and families. When dealing with parents and carers we;

  • Welcome you at all times to discuss our work, have a chat or take part in our activities;
  • Listen to your feedback and views to ensure we continue to meet your needs;
  • Keep you informed of opening times, fees and charges, programmes of activities, menus and procedures;
  • Aim to be consistent and reliable to enable you to plan with confidence and peace of mind;
  • Share and discuss your child’s achievements, experiences, progress and friendships;
  • Uphold the club’s Equality of Opportunity Policy
  • Respect the customs, values and spiritual beleifs of your child and your family.

Our breakfast clubs run from with 7:30am or 7:45 (depending on the school) to 9:00am after which the children are escorted back to their classes. The cost of this provision each day is £4 and the fees are paid through ‘MagicBooking’. Please click below –

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You will then be able to book the day/s you wish your child to attend.

A healthy breakfast with a hot option (for example poached egg on toast) is provided either by ‘in house’ staff trained in food preparation and safety or by our catering partner, Harrison Catering.

After school clubs run from 3:15pm to 6:00pm.  Because of economies of scale The Pegasus Academy Trust are able to provide this service, which includes a hot meal, for £11.50 per day, which is the most competitive rate in the area.  Clubs are run by Deputy Managers who will introduce themselves upon registration.  Children take part in art activities, cooking, games and outdoor sports whenever possible.  As all our schools have full wireless capability children may also take part in ICT sessions or research for their homework.

Our after school clubs also allow ‘pay as you go’ in order to be as responsive as possible to the needs of parents.  Parents should should call in plenty of time if there is the possibility that they might be delayed. A fine of £1 per minute will be charged if your child is collected after 6:00pm no matter what the reason.

If you wish to cancel your childs place this must be done before 12 lunchtime by text to the deputy to ensure you receive a credit note. If you do not text the deputy by 12 then unfortunately you will not be given a refund.

For payment enquiries and help with tax credits please contact:

Whitehorse Manor, Ecclesbourne, Beulah and Brigstock: Suzanne Christopher 020 8684 5704 or by email

Cypress Primary School: Carol Borg 020 8653 2618 or by email

Cypress Primary School has a seperate contractual service and so the above conditions and terms will not apply. Parents and carers can contact Carol Borg if they need any further information regarding their agreement made with the school.

All Pegasus children’s clubs adhere to the statutory framework for the Early Years and Foundation Stage with regard to the youngest children.

Please note: If your child is attending any of the extended schools’ activities and then going on to Pegasus Children’s Club you must still pay £11.50 to cover the childcare costs. This is because the after school club staff that are needed to provide a good standard of care must still be employed from 3:15pm.

Universal Credit

You could get extra tax credits to help pay for some of your childcare costs while you’re working.

You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit.

You (and your partner if you live with them) will usually need to either: be working – it doesn’t matter how many hours you or your partner work.

The most you can get back each month is: £646 for one child, £1108 for 2 or more children.

You can claim Universal Credit online.

If you stop working -tell the Universal Credit. You can continue to claim childcare costs for at least one month after your job ends.

Universal Credit helpline

Telephone: 0345 600 0723
Textphone: 0345 600 0743
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Tax-Free Childcare: 10 things parents should know

1. You’ll be able to open an online account

You’ll be able to open an online account, which you can pay into to cover the cost of childcare with a registered provider. This will be done through the government website, GOV.UK.

Tax-Free Childcare will be launched from early 2017. The scheme will be rolled out gradually to families, with parents of the youngest children able to apply first.

You’ll be able to apply for all your children at the same time, when your youngest child becomes eligible. All eligible parents will be able to join the scheme by the end of 2017.

2. For every 80p you or someone else pays in, the government will top up an extra 20p

This is equivalent of the tax most people pay – 20% – which gives the scheme its name, ‘tax-free’. The government will top up the account with 20% of childcare costs up to a total of £10,000 – the equivalent of up to £2,000 support per child per year (or £4,000 for disabled children).

3. The scheme will be available for children up to the age of 12

It will also be available for children with disabilities up to the age of 17, as their childcare costs can stay high throughout their teenage years.

4. To qualify, parents will have to be in work, and each earning around £115 a week and not more than £100,000 each per year

The scheme is designed to be flexible for parents if, for example, they want to get back to work after the birth of a child or work part-time.

5. Any eligible working family can use the Tax-Free Childcare scheme – it doesn’t rely on employers offering it

Tax-Free Childcare doesn’t rely on employers offering the scheme, unlike the current scheme Employer-Supported Childcare. Any working family can use Tax-Free Childcare, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.

6. The scheme will also be available for parents who are self-employed

Self-employed parents will be able to get support with childcare costs in Tax-Free Childcare, unlike the current scheme (Employer-Supported Childcare) which is not available to self-employed parents. To support newly self-employed parents, the government is introducing a ‘start-up’ period. During this, self-employed parents won’t have to earn the minimum income level.

The scheme will also be available to parents on paid sick leave and paid and unpaid statutory maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

7. If you currently receive Employer-Supported Childcare then you can continue to do so

You do not have to switch to Tax-Free Childcare if you do not wish to. Employer-Supported Childcare will continue to run. The current scheme will remain open to new entrants until April 2018, and parents already registered by this date will be able to continue using it for as long as their employer offers it.

However, Tax-Free Childcare will be open to more than twice as many parents as Employer-Supported Childcare.

Employers’ workplace nurseries won’t be affected by the introduction of Tax-Free Childcare.

8. Parents and others can pay money into their childcare account as and when they like

This gives you the flexibility to pay in more in some months, and less at other times. This means you can build up a balance in your account to use at times when you need more childcare than usual, for example, over the summer holidays.

It’s also not just the parents who can pay into the account – if grandparents, other family members or employers want to pay in, then they can.

9. The process will be as simple as possible for parents

The process will be light-touch and as easy as possible for you. For example, you’ll re-confirm your circumstances every three months via a simple online process; and there will be a simple log-in service where parents can view accounts for all of their children at once.

10. You’ll be able to withdraw money from the account if you want to

If your circumstances change or you no longer want to pay into the account, then you’ll be able to withdraw the money you have built up. If you do, the government will withdraw its corresponding contribution.

More information will become available ahead of the scheme being introduced so parents making childcare decisions are able to consider all their options.

First published on 16th June, 2017 and modified 30th October, 2018

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