A guide to after school clubs
The Bruntsfield Parent Council runs after-school activity clubs throughout the school year, in the Autumn, Winter and Summer terms. All children in Years P2 - P7 are eligible to participate in the activity clubs. While tutors are paid to deliver clubs, all clubs administration and support is carried out by parent volunteers.
Please note that the term 'club' covers a wide range of non-curriculum activities in the Bruntsfield community including:
However, the Parent Council has direct responsibility only for after-school activity clubs where families book places directly through this website.
This webpage provides incoming P2 families and others newcomers to the Bruntsfield community with essential guidance for registering and participating in the Parent Council's after-school activity clubs.
To apply for club places you should first create an account on the clubs website. When creating an account:
Parents receiving income or other forms of public support may be eligible for a concessional account. Select the "Parent or Guardian (Concessions)" option. Concessional registrations will only be charged 25 percent of the standard clubs' price.
Beginning in Autumn 2015, families not already enrolled in the Kidzcare after-school activity clubs are required to complete a pre-registration process where they supply their details and consents to Kidzcare.
The registration cycle
Registrations for Autumn, Winter and Summer term clubs take place in the preceding term (see calendar). The registration process is divided into roughly three or four stages:
When club sessions are over-subscribed, club organisers may choose to run a waiting list. Places in under-subscribed sessions may become available, first-come/first-serve, after the initial Application Phase. Where parents do not settle invoices by the Invoice Settlement deadline, their clubs places may be reallocated to other families either first-come/first-serve or via a waiting list.
Late registrations, after the termly registration process has closed, are solely at the discretion of individual club organisers. Homework club generally accepts late registrations, especially if supported by the school or a class teacher.
Any questions about the availability of places and allocations for specific clubs should be directed to the club organiser.
Please note that it is generally not possible to receive a refund if you do not wish to take up a place after the invoice has been settled. However, the PC Treasurer will issue class credits in any cases where club sessions are unable to take place.
All questions related to invoices and payments should be directed to the PC Treasurer.
Participating in clubs
After the registration process is complete, club organisers may e-mail parents with any additional details. The organisers will also contact parents if a club session is ever cancelled at short notice.
Participation in after-school clubs is conditional on adherence to the Discipline Policy governing all after-school clubs.
For children enrolled in the Kidzcare after-school childcare club, Kidzcare is responsible for their attendance at the after-school activity clubs.
Club sessions at Bruntsfield School
Starting in Summer 2016, all children should check in with the Bruntsfield after-school door-keeper who will be taking attendance of children attending in-school clubs. If you are concerned about your child finding his or her sessions, please speak with the door-keeper.
Children arriving for club sessions after the close of the school day should not arrive more than five minutes early. Children departing club sessions should exit the building and be collected by their families no more than five minutes after the end of their club sessions. Starting in Summer 2016, the School will be closed to parents waiting to collect children from clubs.
Club sessions at Morningside United
Since Autumn 2015, access to the Morningside United (MUC) site has been controlled by a door-keeper. Parents are not able to wait within MUC. Only Kidzcare enrolled children are escorted between the School and MUC. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children get to MUC, and for collecting them after their club sessions finish.
Updated: 29 March 2016