Buddies Before and After School Club


This out of school club runs daily during term time providing high quality childcare for parents, carers and families between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm Monday to Thursday, with a 5.15pm finish on a Friday.   

We also run a holiday club where demand is sufficient, please see information below.


Our children say: 

"It's really good and I like playing with lots of stuff, and all my friends".  (Orla)

"My favourite is snack time, playing on the x-box and football on the field."  (Archie) 

"I really like coming to Buddies, I like everything!"  (Chelsea)

"Even though I don't stay very long, the best bit is having fun playing outside."  (Billy)

"The thing I like about Buddies club is getting to play with people we don't usually play with or see in school, and doing fun craft activities." (Grace)


Our parents say: 

"Buddies has been a lifesaver for me, O. absolutely loves it, has made loads of new friends, and the staff are so friendly."

"I have been over the moon with Buddies from day 1.  It offers everything D. needs.  I love the setting, it's light, clean and airy inside and outside the children have free range to run around safely.  It's perfect.  The staff keep me informed about his behaviour, what he's eaten and what activities he's been doing, this is really important to me as I feel completely at east when I am at work and know what he's doing."




BREAKFAST CLUB:  From 7.30am to the beginning of the school day - 8.40am for juniors, 8.50am for infants.  For just £3.00 your child can prepare for the school day with their friends.  If you have booked your child to attend and no longer need the place, you MUST cancel by 12 noon the previous day, or you will be charged for the session.  (The only exception to this is if your child becomes ill overnight, and therefore won't be coming to school, but we still need you to email us on the Buddies@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk account to let us know).

Please note for children in receipt of Pupil Premium, the breakfast session is fully funded and is free to parents and carers.  However, if your child is not attending their place MUST be cancelled by 12 noon on the previous day.  Failure to do so will result in a charge for the session.  

Breakfast is served until 8.15am.  



AFTER SCHOOL CLUB: From 3.05 – 6pm Monday to Thursday and finishing at 5.15pm on a Friday (flexible sessions as below)

Red session: 



Drink, biscuit/piece of fruit provided

Purple session:



Light meal eg jacket potato / beans on toast / pizza provided

Orange session: 



As above (red and purple sessions)

Green session:



Drink provided

Yellow session:



Light meal eg jacket potato / beans on toast / pizza and drink provided

Blue session:



As for all sessions above

 Children in receipt of Free School Meals can attend buddies after-school club at 50% reduction in cost.  If a place is booked, but your child can't attend, the place must be cancelled or the full cost of the session will be charged. 

Buddies Before and After-School Club can also be offered to our Acorn preschool children when they have developed appropriate self-regulation skills to be secure in the environment.  Please speak to staff if you are interested in this.



Leader:        Mrs Jacqui Reddan (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday); Miss Katie Griffiths (Thursday, Friday)

Assistant:    Miss Kate Griffiths (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday); Miss Chelsee Hughes (Thursday, Friday)



To book your child into Buddies Club, please complete the required Booking Form (available below or in the Reception area of school).  Completed booking forms to be posted in the Buddies Club Post Box - located in the School Porch, or given to the session leader, Mrs Reddan or Mrs Griffiths when dropping off/collecting your child.

Parents/carers must accompany their child into Breakfast Buddies each morning, and sign the register, and then sign their child out each afternoon when collecting them from Buddies After School Club.



Payment for all sessions to be via ParentPay.  Minimum ParentPay top up for Buddies Club (morning or afternoon session) is £3.00. This will pay for one Buddies Breakfast session, or the first Buddies Afternoon “Red” session. Please ensure that your account has enough credit to fund all sessions booked for the week.  DEBTS OUTSTANDING NEED TO BE CLEARED BEFORE CHILDREN CAN ATTEND.


Current After School Club Provision

Our variety of after school clubs will continue to run alongside the new Buddies Club.  Buddies Club has been set up so that a child may attend another event on site, eg a club or BHFA event and then go on to Buddies Club afterwards. Parents/carers will only be charged for the session, or part thereof, when their child is at Buddies Club, eg your child attends after school singing club (run by a class teacher). The club finishes at 4.15pm, but you require child care until 5.00pm. Your child can then go on to Buddies Club, and you will only be charged £3.00 childcare for the “Purple” session.


Enrolment Forms:

These are available from Buddies Club, the School Office and the BHPS website. Enrolment forms must be completed in full and submitted before your child may attend either Before or After School Buddies Club.


Cancellations & Credits

  • Buddies Breakfast Club

If your child is ill, or has a medical appointment and is not able to attend a booked Breakfast Club session, any funds paid for that session will be carried over to the next Breakfast Club session that your child is booked on to.


  • Buddies After School Club

Pre booking for the week (via the Booking form) is encouraged, however bookings will be accepted up to 12 noon on the day of the childcare requirement. Any cancellation for a session already booked must be made by 12 noon on the day of the session. Please ensure that your child is collected promptly, and on time, from Buddies After School Club. Failure to do so will mean that you will be charged for the next session. All children must be collected by 6.00pm. Parents/carers of children collected after this time will incur late charges:

-        6.00pm-6.15pm (or part thereof) £10.00 per child.

-        6.15pm-6.30pm (or part thereof) £20.00 per child.


HOLIDAY CLUB will be offered during school holidays where there is sufficient demand.  If you would be interested in booking a place for your child during a school holiday please speak to the school office in the first instance - 01594 832262. 


Buddies have been doing some pumpkin carving this week ahead of Halloween next week.