Transport & Pickups

Transportation of children from school to the Clubs is either on foot, or mainly by car. All members of staff who collect children by car have the correct insurance cover, clean drivers licence and a valid MOT certificate. All documents are checked by the supervisor annually. Seat belts are fitted and used and all cars will have a first aid kit. Booster seats are used for each child under 135cm.

The pickup fee of £1.00 per child covers expenses incurred.

Schools Catered For

The Hitchin Fun Club picks up from:

  • St Andrews JMI
  • Highbury Infant
  • Whitehill Junior
  • St. Ippollyts JMI
  • William Ransom JMI

Strathmore Fun Club picks up from:

  • Samuel Lucas JMI
  • Wilshere Dacre Junior
  • Our Lady's RC JMI
  • Ickleford JMI
  • Strathmore Infant

School Pick-up Procedure

  • The named person is given a list of schools and 4 children (maximum) to pick-up at one time.
  • Leave at 3pm to start pick-ups.
  • On arrival at the school the children should be waiting in an area designated by the school.
  • If the child/children are not in the designated area, the driver should make enquiries at the school office as to their whereabouts.
  • If a child is not located the driver will take the remaining children back to Fun Club and make further inquiries with the parent/carers.
  • Children are not to be left unattended, unless in a secure area.
  • Children must wear seat belts provided.
  • If the child is not on the list and waiting please bring with you unless stated on booking form. Inform school, Playleader and/or deputy at Fun Club.

Fun Club Collection Procedures

Parent/carers must collect child from the school and accompany child to the office to be signed out and collect any booking or payment forms.
If there is an occasion where a parent/carer/carer asks another person to collect the child, who is not known to the fun club, a code will be arranged which must be given to the person collecting the child and the fun club before the child can be released in to their care. This code will be changed on a regular basis.
All children must be collected by 18.00 hours. There is a late pick up charge of £1 per minute after 6 o'clock.

Holiday Visit Procedures

During holiday time, children reach excursion destinations either on foot, by car, train or coach. Extra vigilance is needed when traveling longer distances than usual. Walking two by two or “crocodile” fashion when traveling on foot with an adult at the front and back is the safest method to use. Coach companies are asked by the Fun Club to provide copies of relevant insurance documents and named drivers registration number. Staff are aware of children in their charge, and take regular roll calls. It is of prime concern to us that all children in our care reach and return from excursions safety. Every effort must be made by all staff to ensure that this is so.

Hitchin Fun Club

Highbury School
Standhill Road

Tel: 01462 450925

/ 615211

Strathmore Fun Club

Strathmore School
Old Hale Way

Tel: 01462 438499

(After School Only)