John Shelton Primary School

Briscoe Road, Coventry, CV6 4JP. Tel:02476686063

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Busy Birds

Before and After School Club

Working in Partnership with Parents


We are keen to support our working parents and have opened before and after school child care to respond to parent requests.  Mrs Kerri O'Neil co-ordinates the club supported by other staff employed by the school.  Mrs O'Neil can be contacted regarding Busy Birds on email: or by telephone 07874 692122.

The children are provided with a variety of fun and exciting activities during the week. Here are some we are planning: cookery, IT skills, homework, reading, Art and Craft, Dance, music, small sided team games/PE, film nights and forest crafts.

Before School         

  * NEW extended opening time from  3RD APRIL 2017 *

                7:45am - 8:30am - £2.00 per child 


                8.00am-8.30am  £1.00 per child


Please bring your child to the school office for their selected breakfast session, book and secure your space online using  School Gateway.   


·          Your child will be signed into the club and collected and taken to the new classroom.           

·          Unfortunately we will not be able to provide breakfast. We will however make sure the children get a drink.         

·          All children will then be taken to their classrooms at 8.30am ready for the start of the school day.

Before booking our Busy Birds after school club, please be sure to read and understand our after school procedures.


After School 

       The club will run from 3.15-5.15pm after school and you will need to pre-book and pre pay.   Parents can book all sessions via school gateway, up to and including the day of the session. This system means bookings are self-sufficient and parents are in control of the process and has been met with positive feedback.  All you need is the email address you have registered with school, visit  School Gateway  to book.

After school club current cost is £4 per child. You will need to book each child a place using the  School Gateway  website which can be done up until 2:45pm on the day you need the childcare.

Before booking our Busy Birds after school club, please be sure to read and understand our after school procedures.

        ·    The children will be collected from their classrooms/after school clubs and taken to the new classroom.

        ·   Please collect your child from the school office by 5.15pm. There will be a £5 charge for late collections followed by an additional £5 charge for every 15 minutes.

·  Unfortunately we are unable to provide food but we will give the children a drink if they are thirsty. If you wish you may provide a healthy snack.

Price change

From September 2017 the price per session will be £5, which will include a snack for children.



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             Thank you to Morrisons, Holbrooks f or their kind donations to our Busy Birds Club




Crazy Gaming


Some of the activities include:


Using ICT suite, iPads, table top games, outside play, free play


Imagination Station


Arts and crafts

Flower arranging



Den making

Lego builders


Wild Wednesday





Mini talent shows




Cool Cooking





Foods of the world and celebrations.

Food tasting.

Mad Hatter's tea party


Fun and Film



Face painting (please advise if your child CAN NOT have face paints)

Various party games

Then relax with a film and popcorn