After School Care: Our Solution to the School Run

13 October 2021

 

Lots of parents are simply too busy to make the school run at four, or for those with multiple children, life is just that little bit easier if they can choose what time to collect their son. For exactly these reasons we offer after-school care for all our day boys at Caldicott. In our eyes it’s a win-win; parents get some control over the hectic school run and our boys gets to enjoy some enriching activities with their peers.


Proceedings start in the dining room where the boys chat with the gap students looking after them (affectionately known as gappies, all of whom live on site) and enjoy their high tea which fills them up until dinner. The fan favourite at the moment is sausage rolls, although that opinion was tightly contested by wraps and tomato soup!


Things get even more heated when the boys are asked to choose their group activity for the day. ‘IT Room! Football! Dodgeball! Adventure Playground!’, these are just a few of the passionately made suggestions. Once the boys have come to some kind of decision, the group goes off and gets stuck into their activity of choice.


‘The most fun part is getting to spend time with your friends and even making new friends’, one boy explained. After-school care is an incredibly popular option among boys and parents alike. That is thanks to the number of entertaining activities on offer, coupled with the opportunity for boys to spend less structured time outside of the classroom with their peers.


After-school care is flexible; if parents are running late, it gives the boys somewhere nice to wait with their friends, and on visiting days for boarders', siblings can have some fun before it's time to go home. If you wish for your son to be signed up to after school care, please fill out our Booking Form.