Out Of School Care

At Ipswich Prep School we understand that it is not always possible for our parents to collect their children at the end of the normal school day.

Late Stay

We are pleased to be able to offer a ‘Late Stay’ provision for both the Lower Prep and Upper Prep children up until 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Each Late Stay facility is run by enthusiastic Late Stay Assistants who look after the children in dedicated rooms within the Prep.  They ensure that all the children have an enjoyable end of school day experience.  Our Late Stay is very much not ‘an extension to the school day’ – it replicates what we would expect a child to be doing in their own home after a busy day.  We provide the children with an opportunity to unwind, relax and participate in art and craft, board games, computer generated games, amongst many other activities, alongside a quiet time for homework in the Upper Prep provision.  A snack is also provided, although some children may wish to bring a more substantial ‘packed tea’.

All Late Stay bookings are made via the school offices.  Charges for Late Stay are in accordance with how long the children are looked after for. Parents may use child care vouchers obtained through salary sacrifice schemes to pay for Late Stay.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is available for children from Year 1 upwards from 7.45-8.30pm.

Mini-Late Stay

Parents with children in both parts of the Prep School or in the Senior School are offered a mini-late stay provision whilst waiting for an older sibling further up the school whose school day finishes at a later time.  This enables children to wait safely in school until parents arrive to collect all their children from the school at the same time.  Mini-late stay finishes at 3.50 pm for children waiting for siblings in Upper Prep and 4.20 pm for children waiting for siblings in the Senior School.