ABC Club

The ABC Club

(After-School & Breakfast Care Club)

Welcome to St Mary's After School and Breakfast Club page.

You will find all of the information that you need to know about our club below. 

St Mary's Birchley ABC Club
Birchley Road
ABC Club : 01744 678614
School: 01744 678610

General Statement

It is the policy of the ABC group to operate as flexible a service as practically possible to enable any pupil/family of the school access to the services at any time. However, to enable correct staffing ratios, parents MUST book places in advance. 

Price Structure

Breakfast Session: 7:30am-8:50am 

Price per session : £4.50 

Please note that breakfast will not be served after 8:30am

After School Session: 3.30pm -5.30pm

3.30pm-4.30pm session : £4.50

3.30pm-5.30pm session: £7.00

If a child has not been collected by 5.30pm, a late fine of £5.00 will be applied to cover the costs of staff overtime.

Payments can only be made online via our school's online payment system, School Money. 

We are now a completely cashless school.

**All sessions need to be pre-boked via School Money. This is extremely important as to ensure staff/child ratios are correct.**

We are registered with a variety of voucher schemes.

Arrivals and Departures

Morning Session

The care contract will only come into effect when children are entered onto the register. They should be accompanied and will be signed into the register by the staff member on duty. 

At the end of the morning session the Junior children will transfer themselves from the hall and go straight to their classroom. All infant children will be escorted to class and Reception children will be handed to a member of staff in the Reception department.

After School Session

At the beginning of the session the Junior children will be allowed to transfer themselves from their class straight to After School Club. All infant children will be escorted to the club by a member of staff.

The care contract will end, and responsibility of the child will be handed over when a parent/guardian has collected the child/ and the staff member on duty had signed them out on School Money, alongside the club's paper register. 

No child should be handed over to anyone other than the known parent/guardian unless an agreement has been made previously. 

If a child is not collected by a parent/guardian, an agreed procedure must be followed to identify a nominated adult e.g. personal password.


What we offer at our club

In Breakfast and Afterschool club we offer a variety of activities that cater for the wide range of children attending the clubs. Each day there is a focused activity-usually themed around the seasons or particular days of the year- that the children can choose to take part in, alongside the continuous provision that is always on offer. 





  • Lego/sticklebricks/kenex/duplo/magneatos/gears.
  • Cars and car mat/ train set/ kitchen/dolls and play houses.
  • Reading corner.
  • Stationery/pens/pencils/paper/card/felt/tissue paper/play doh/paints/colouring sheets/wordsearches
  • Board games.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Tv/wii/dvd player



What the children enjoy doing at Breakfast and Afterschool Club

We asked some of the children in club what they enjoyed the most in club-here is what they said:

Amelia : "I enjoy playing on the Wii, my favourite game is Just Dance-I love it!"

Ava: "I like colouring and the different activities in ABC Club"

Freddie: "I like playing with Optimus Prime- he is the best!"

Kiera: " My favourite food in After School Club are the toasted muffins- they are really nice"


Our Staff


Mrs Lightfoot: Manager

Mrs O' Donoghue: Play worker

Mrs Leatherbarrow: Play worker

Miss Prescott: Play worker

Mrs V Lamb: Play worker

Access to Information

We believe that an open access policy is the best way of encouraging participation.

Parents/guardians are welcome to view the policies and procedures file which governs the way that the ABC works. There may be times when information needs to be passed on from school to the ABC staff, to the adult collecting your child. If you wish for this information not to be passed on in this way could you please put it in writing to the club.


At ABC Club we expect all children to behave in a positive manner and to treat everyone with respect. If children choose to behave in a negative manner then ABC Club will follow the sanctions stated below:

  • One verbal warning will be given, however if the behaviour continues then a second verbal warning will be given along with a note being made in the behaviour book and the child's parents informed.
  • If a child has to be spoken to for a third time then a written warning will be given. 
  • If a child receives three written warnings then they will be temporarily excluded from ABC Club.

Complaints Procedures

If any parent should have cause for complaint they should in the first instance take it up with the club Manager (Mrs Lightfoot). If the issue remains then the Head Teacher should be contacted. The Head Teacher will then investigate the complaint and report back to the parent.

If the matter cannot be resolved to their satisfaction, then parents have the right to raise the matter with the ABC Club Committee (c/o St.Mary's Birchley Primary School, Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan, WN5 7QJ)