Breakfast & Afterschool Club

Ellingham Explorers is our in-house wraparound care provision with its own dedicated area for all children from Reception through to Year 6. The club is run by school staff who are experienced and DBS cleared. We provide high quality stimulating activities in a safe and secure environment.

Breakfast Club

Our breakfast club runs in the small hall. Children are offered a range of cereal, toast and crumpets, fruit, yogurts and drinks. 

A variety of indoor and outdoor activities are provided ranging from reading, drawing, games, construction, team games and the use of our trim trail. Children are encouraged to be independent. 

The session runs from 7.30 am Monday – Friday and costs £6.50 per session.

Afterschool Club

Our thoughtfully planned provision includes crafts based around a theme or cultural celebration such as Diwali or Christmas .  Role play / small world and construction / Lego, puzzles, games, and access to IT.  They have access to outdoor play, a quiet area for reading and relaxation, as well as opportunities to socialise with other children.

Children are provided with a light snack at around 4.30pm, when other school clubs have finished. The snack menu includes food such as baked beans on toast or soup with bread and butter. Children eat together and meals times are very sociable.

Afterschool Club sessions run from:

3.05pm (Reception & KS1 ) /3.15pm (KS2) - 4.30pm    £7.50


3.05pm (Reception & KS1 ) /3.15pm (KS2) - 6.00pm  £15.00

To make a booking, please log on to the Arbor app. Please see instructions below.

Using Arbor to book and pay for Breakfast and Afterschool Club

All bookings must be paid for in advance online. Please see How to top up my account below.

If you want to pay by Childcare Vouchers please email The system will then be updated and you can make your bookings. Each time your vouchers are paid to the school, your account will be updated on Arbor and you will see the balance reduce each time you child(ren) attend a session. Please ensure that your monthly voucher payment covers your sessions booked for the month to ensure your account is not in debt.

·         Log onto Arbor Portal

To make a booking:

·         Click on Activities : Clubs

You will need to book morning and afternoon sessions separately.

·         Click on the club you want to book:

·         Click on Register for this Club

·         To select dates you want to book, click on:

Choose the membership option: Daily Breakfast or Daily Afterschool

·         Click next

·         Under Select Membership Periods – select the dates you wish to book

If a date is not listed it has already been booked.


·         Click next to complete your booking.

To check which dates have been booked, click on the calendar and you will see an entry for each of your bookings.


You can also see a list of dates booked under the Explorer account – Invoices.


If you need to cancel a session, please email

Any cancelled sessions will appear under the Credit notes section

How to top up my account

·         Under Accounts – click on your child’s explorer account. At the top of the page you will see your current balance.

·         Click on , follow the on screen instructions to make a card payment.


If you have more than one child attending the club you will need to top-up their individual accounts.

You can make separate card payments or use the  option to make several payments (including Top-up for meals) to make one card payment through your bank account.


Your balance will reduce as your child attends a session

If you have any queries please email and we will response as soon as possible.