AN ESSENTIAL service o the local community is at risk of stopping as a an after-school club is in danger.
Scotter Primary School’s after-hours club at the Village Hall may have to stop running after two supervisors resigned from the role.
Pupils and parents depend on the club which offers childcare both before and after school, and they are keen to see the position filled.
Headteacher Mrs Elizabeth McCaffery said that they have had no new applicants come forward yet, and if no one applies soon then the club will be forced to close on Friday 25th March.
“The club has been running for a long time and a lot of people have come to rely on it,” she said.
“We have a lot of working parents who need it and I have been talking to lot of concerned parents and carers.”
“Some have even been saying that they may have to give up their jobs or take their kids to a different school if there isn’t an after-school club here in Scotter.”
She continued: “Obviously I am concerned for the children that come to this school and their families. A lot of people are very worried and upset.”
Mandy Johnson has volunteered to temporarily cover the club until the end of the month as Ofsted will only allow temporary cover for this period of time.
“It’s a very fun job,” said Mandy.
“I really enjoy looking after kids and the children here are lovely.”
“The reason I volunteered is because so many parents were coming forward because there is no other after-school care for children in Scotter and if this club closes it could be a huge disaster.”
She added: “This is definitely a worthwhile job for someone to come forward and do.”
Concerned parent Alan Chadwick from Kirton-In-Lindsey said that he would be at an utter loss if the after-school club was no more.
“It means everything to us,” he said. “Without it, either my wife or I will have to give up work or take our daughter Mia out of this school and take her somewhere else.”
He added: “We have no choice really – this club just has to stay open and I’m just one of many parents that feel the same way.”
The job involves assisting with the day to day organisation of the club and providing playcare with the club’s policies and procedures.
The club runs from 7.30am – 9am and 3pm – 6pm during term-time only. To apply for the job or for more information regarding requirements and qualifications, you can contact Mrs McCaffery on 01724 762 259.