Fees and registering a space

The Ark is a non-profit making enterprise and is entirely self-funding; we aim to keep our fees to a minimum, whilst still raising enough income to cover our running costs.

The cost per child is £11.75 per session, which includes a snack and any activity materials. If more than one child per family attends, the cost is reduced to £10.75 per child. For casual sessions in addition to a regular space or on a one off basis the cost is £12.75 per session.

Breakfast Club fees are £6.75. If more than one child per family attends, the cost is reduced to £6.25 per child and include a healthy breakfast choice from cereal, toast, fruit and yoghurt.

Fees are payable in advance by:

Please read our Handbook fully before registering to familiarise yourself with our Policies (especially Late payment and collection). You can read the Handbook by clicking here.

The Ark will accept children from Reception to Year 6. We can accept regular bookings and casual/ ad hoc bookings. Under this arrangement, the parent / guardian can phone The Ark to request a ‘one-off’ place for a child, up until 24 hours before the required session. Provision will be based on availability and is not guaranteed. Payment should be made that evening, preferably by cheque – made payable to The Ark After School Club.

To enquire about availability for casual or regular bookings please contact our Administration Manager Imogen Taylor click here.

For all new Ark users a registration form will need to be completed, this can be obtained from the Administration Manager.

Don't forget to let us know if we can contact you by email as we often send out messages this way (but don't worry a paper copy will be sent to you if not).

To ensure children feel settled and happy at The Ark, children can visit The Ark a few times before starting sessions with their parents, we 'buddy up' children to ensure your child has another child to look after them we also ask parents to help their children complete an 'All about me' form so your child's keyworker can find out children's interests before they start. All children are allocated a Keyworker who will keep an eye on your child and who you can talk to about your child at anytime.

Should you be unable to secure your child a place for the day you would like, your child will be placed on The Ark waiting list. You will be contacted by the Administration Manager if a place becomes available.