Hello to all parents and carers,

We are delighted to have been chosen to open a breakfast club and take over the running of the after school club at Ickleford School from 25th February 2019.

We are a small family business and have been providing breakfast, after school and holiday clubs in and around Hertfordshire since 2002. We currently operate in 9 schools in Welwyn Garden City, St. Albans, Harpenden, Hoddesdon and Baldock, employing around 70 staff. We believe our experience enables us to understand how to provide enriching, safe and exciting childcare that is valuable to parents, an asset to the school and, above all, a home out-of-home that children look forward to attending.

We recognise the mixed age group means a wide variety of toys, equipment and activities are required to make sure everyone is catered for. Popular activities include art & crafts, cooking, sewing, table top games, construction toys, dressing up / role play and free-play. In addition, outside play is available every day. Children are also able to tap into clubs / activities provided directly by the school (such as netball & football).

Afternoon Childcare
From 25th February we will be open to all children attending the school from Reception to Year 6 term time Monday to Friday 3.25 - 6.00 pm. A new member of staff will join Mary & Jackie to form a team of three.

Morning Childcare

From 23rd April we will open for morning breakfast club sessions each day from 7.30 am. Various activities and a healthy breakfast will be provided.

More Details and Daily Routine

We will be based in the dining room. At the end of the school day, for Reception to Year 2 children there will be an adult to adult handover; all older children will be able to walk directly through to us in the dining room.

Once children are signed-in they are offered a drink of milk or water plus fruit and vegetable batons. They are then free to choose what they would like to do from a range of toys and activities such as: crafts, construction, dressing-up, table top games, outside play, group games plus adult led activities such as cooking and craft projects.  

During the evening a healthy light tea is provided such as: toast, pitta, wraps, with a variety of savoury fillings - such as ham, cheese and marmite - fresh fruit and vegetable batons, water and milk. In the mornings a similar healthy breakfast is included – toast, cereal (lower sugar) fruit and yogurt.

As well as including information on your forms, please do also discuss with club staff directly if your child has any medical allergies or intolerances. 

In the interest of all we do not allow children to supply their own food.

While children are in our care, we believe we have a wonderful opportunity to complement their school education through support and encouragement with social skills, in situations and activities like sharing, taking turns, being polite, self-esteem and respecting each other. In addition, by learning skills to support independence with activities like buttering bread and pouring drinks. 

We work closely and liaise with the teaching staff to help ensure each individual child has the best care possible.  

Shortly before closing time (around 5.45 pm) the bulk of equipment is packed away with just a few games, reading, homework or colouring available.

 School Based Clubs

Children wishing to join in with school-based clubs* such as netball and football are able to do so; if you let the staff know we will make sure they are either taken to or are collected from the club at the begging or end of their session. 

* Unfortunately, we do not offer any reduction for any missed part of the session.

Fees and Pricing1


Fixed Booking1


Breakfast Club



After School 4.45 pm2



After School 6.00 pm



  10% Discount for prompt payment available on all fixed bookings – see below.

2  This shorter session will only be offered for bookings made before the end of term in April and will be honoured for the lifetime of the booking. However, after 5th April this session will no longer be available.

Fixed Booking Sessions

We offer two afternoon sessions: collect any time up until 4.45 pm2 - £9.00 & up until 6.00 pm - £11.00. Both sessions include tea. Bookings need to be made for fixed days of the week - for as little as one day a week to all 5 days (e.g. Tue & Thu each week). 

We bill before the start of each half-term, according to your booking, for the days the school is open in that period.

Prompt Payment Discount

As an alternative to sibling discount we offer a 10% discount for prompt payment, in the form of a credit to your account which can be put towards subsequent invoices. This is available to everyone – regardless of any sibling - for payment completed before the Monday on the first week of each term / half-term. For example: if the school were to start on Tuesday 24th February, your billing would be sent to arrive on or before Monday 9th February, and if the cost was £230.00, you would receive a credit for full payment completed on or before Friday 20th February, and the cost of your following invoice in April would therefore be reduced by £23.00.

Ad-hoc Bookings. 

1-off ad-hoc sessions (£6.00 breakfast & £13.00 after school) can be booked whenever we are not already at full capacity - directly at the club prior to the day required. Please pay (cash or cheque) at the time of booking (they may be placed for any day with availability up to the end of the half-term period).

Follow JOUSTERS CHILDCARE on FACEBOOK to see what the children get up to and events for dates for our forthcoming HOLIDAY CLUBS and locations.  

Kind Regards


Mobile 07580076045

Office No 01707 894650

Address 19 Digswell Rd. Welwyn Garden City. Herts AL8 7PD

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Our LocationFind

Our Address:
Ickleford Primary School
Arlesey Road,
01462 459150
01462 453910
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