At Greenfields our out of hours provision is run directly by the school’s Governing Body for children from Nursery through to Year 6. The Out of Hours Manager is Mrs Garnett, who is supported by Mrs Howard in the mornings and Mrs Wheatley after school.

Out of hours provision is called “Stepping Stones” for children from Reception to Year 6.

Our Flexible childcare for children aged 2-3yrs is called “Muddy Bairns“.

Stepping Stones and Muddy Bairns are open during term time only. Mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. and after school from 3:05 pm to 5:30 pm. Stepping Stones and Muddy Bairns staff work as part of the school team to meet the needs of our children and families. All of our staff are fully qualified to work with children and have undergone an enhanced check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Children are provided with cereal and toast for breakfast in the mornings and a healthy snack in the afternoons.

We offer a wide variety of activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, construction, games and puzzles, imaginary play, I.T, homework and reading area.  In addition to these there is a planned activity each day which the children can choose to participate in.

All sessions must be booked and paid for in advance. Registration forms and information about charges are available from the school office.

Help with Childcare Costs:

Vouchers ~ Many employers have Voucher Schemes, which help with childcare costs. Greenfields are able to register and accept most Voucher Schemes.  Please ask at the school office for further information.

Working Tax Credit ~ The Families Information Service can offer advice and support when looking for childcare.  They have information about Working Tax Credit and North Tyneside Council’s Salary Sacrifice Scheme.  They may also be able to offer advice regarding other ways of gaining support towards childcare fees.  The Families Information Service can be contacted at: Riverside Children’s Centre, Minton Lane, North Shields (telephone number 0345 2000108).

If you need any further information about our Out of Hours provision please contact Mrs Garnett via the school office on 0191 6250100 or via email;