/What does the term ‘Wraparound childcare’ mean? The term refers to care before or after school, such as breakfast or afterschool clubs. Not only does wraparound care assist the parent during their working week research by NatCen has shown that taking part in organised sports and participating in holiday and afterschool clubs can help improve the child’s academic performance as well as their social skills.
Research has also shown that disadvantaged children who attended afterschool clubs progressed better than their peers who hadn’t taken part in similar clubs. Overall if children can be encouraged to partake in any organised sports and physical activities they will have better social, behavioural and emotional skills.
Thinking of running a wraparound care?
There are many things to consider before you can provide wraparound care such as the practicalities such as additional staff and whether you are going to provide food. Legal responsibilities, staffing contracts, health and safety and insurance as just a few things to consider. Costs also need to be taken into account, do you need to purchase additional equipment, charges to the parent, demand levels and what happens if demand dropped?
Created specifically for wraparound childcare
Our childcare online booking software has been specifically developed for wraparound care providers. The system was originally created over 10 years ago and has constantly been improved by listening to childcare providers.
Just some of the features added after the original version was created. Additional Features requested by our wraparound care providers have included:
- Electronic Registers
- Daily Registers (with medical / allergy information)
- Contract Bookings
- Late Fees/on the day rate
- Multiple Sign-in/out
- Improved mail-merge features
- Additional reporting for Ofsted and Accounting
- Walking Buses
- Seven day week option
- Covid Bubbles
It’s clear from working with childcare providers over the years that we have created a booking system designed for all your wraparound care needs.
We created a post outlining some of the lesser know features within CoB that we think you’ll find useful – Why CoB is perfect for After School and Breakfast Clubs