We are very excited to introduce our new online booking and payment system called magicbooking. This will give everyone
much more flexibility. Using magicbooking will give parents full control over their accounts.
Please click the picture below to create your magicbooking account.
Once you have created your account, you’ll be able to use it every time you want to book. Creating an account takes about 10 minutes to update all your child’s and your details, doctor’s information, medical, allergy and SEN information and permissions.
To set up your account, follow the link by clicking on the picture above.
When you get to the login page, enter your email address in the Username field, then click the ‘Forgotten Password’ hyperlink and follow the instructions received in the email to create your password. Please note that you can only have an account with the email address we have in our school records.
If you have problems logging in, please email email@example.com who will update your details on the school’s management information system. If you change your email or contact number it usually takes overnight for the changes to complete on your magicbooking account. If changes have still not happened we will need to know so that we can contact support.
You will be able spread the cost of your booking with a monthly instalment plan. This only applies to bookings that last over 34 days and your payment plan will be of the same duration as the booking. Your payments will be equal every month making it easy to budget your expenses. It works a little bit like your utility bills, you pay the same amount every month regardless of how much you consume, the only difference is that there won’t be any adjustment at the end of the period as these will happen in real time; If you cancel or add dates to an existing booking your monthly payments will automatically be adjusted to reflect the cost difference.
The other good news is that you won’t even have to worry about making your payments! After making your first payment online at the point of booking, your following instalments will automatically be taken on the same date every month. You will receive a reminder 5 days before your payment is taken.
TERM AND CONDITIONS
Here are our Club Terms and Conditions. By accepting a place at our clubs, you are accepting our terms and conditions.
Late Collection Fees. A charge of £10 will be applied to all collections made 10 minutes, or more, after the advertised session end time.
Breakfast Club reopened on Monday 8th March 2021. The charge for this is £6 per day. We offer a 25% discount for siblings. In line with government guidance, places will only be available to support parents/carers to work, attend education and access medical care.
Places can be booked via magicbooking and must be paid for in advance. If you have a confirmed Breakfast Club place, please bring your child(ren) to the main school gate between 07:30 and 08:00 where a member of the Breakfast Club staff will there to greet you. They will check your child’s name and against the register and arrange for them to go into the club. If you arrive after 08:00 your child will not be admitted.
Children will be allocated their own table, be provided with breakfast and a range of activities. They will be taken to their class bubble at the start time for their year group.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
Places can be booked via magicbooking and must be paid for in advance. In line with government guidance, places will only be available to support parents/carers to work, attend education and access medical care.
The cost for this club is £10 per session and we offer a 25% discount for siblings.
After School Club ends at 6.00pm and all children should be collected by that time.
The club has been organised by year group, so that we can make sure that we have the correct staff to pupil ratios. We have two After School Clubs, dependent on age. You will need to book your child into the appropriate club.
We also have a late After School Club for KS2 which is specifically for children in years 3 – 6 who have attended a school based sports club and will be joining After School Club later. This is listed as ‘After School Club (KS2) LATE‘ on magicbooking. This will enable you to book a sports club and an after school club place on the same day.
Reception After School Club – for children in Reception
KS1 & KS2 After School Club – for children in Years 1 to 6
If your child has a confirmed After School Club place, they will be taken to the After School Club at the end of their school day. The club is organised and run by school staff. Children will be allocated their own table, be provided with a hot meal, a range of activities and an outdoor session each day.
Places can be booked via magicbooking. and must be paid for in advance. In line with government guidance, places will only be available to support parents/carers to work, attend education and access medical care.
These clubs will be run by our sports coach, Isaac Miller from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.
The charge for this club is £3 per session.
The timetable is as follows
Monday: Football Club
Tuesday: Cricket Club
Wednesday: Basketball Club and Taekwondo Club
Thursday: Netball Club
Friday: Athletics Club
These clubs will take place outside.
Children will be taken to the club by the staff in their class at the end of the school day.
The club will be organised with Covid safety rules in mind so that we can keep the children and staff as safe as possible.
Children will be brought to the main school gate at the end of the session at 4.30pm.
CLUB PAYMENT SCHEMES
We accept a number of voucher schemes as payment such as Edenred, Computershare, Busy Bees, and Sodexoe. When applying through a voucher scheme, you may be asked for our Ofsted registration number.
To use your childcare voucher on Magicbooking you must book your sessions and then at the checkout you tick the box that says pay by childcare voucher. If for example you have a £243.00 childcare voucher you must book the sessions to the equivalent of this amount. Magicbooking should not be holding credit on the system. Childcare vouchers do not automatically go onto Magic Booking from your payment into your childcare scheme, they have to be manually reconciled. Once your funds have been transferred into our banking system a remittance advice is sent to us by your childcare voucher scheme which usually takes between 3- 5 working days. Then we manually reconcile the bookings that you have booked using your childcare voucher.
If you wish to set up a childcare voucher scheme or have decided to use the Government Gateway childcare voucher system then please inform the school office firstname.lastname@example.org so that we are aware of your payment reference number. Please contact us by email email@example.com if your childcare voucher has not been reconciled and you are showing a debt on the system and therefore unable to book. We have lots of childcare vouchers come in each month, so please be aware that we try our best to ensure vouchers are reconciled as quickly as we can. We thank you for your patience. If there has been a long delay please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can look into it.
Government Gateway payments usually take between 4 – 7 days to be released into our banking system, then we manually reconciles these payments onto the Magicbooking system. Sometimes there have been issues for parents because of the period of transfer from the Gateway to our booking system, so we recommend that you transfer money in plenty of time. Parents have also had issues when transferring money into the Government Gateway scheme as they have to submit payment after agreeing the final amount. If the full process is not finalised your funds will not be transferred.
Most employers provide childcare vouchers through salary sacrifice, but occasionally employers offer childcare vouchers as a free benefit in addition to salary. Addition-to-salary schemes are also commonly used by very small businesses. Childcare vouchers are usually received instead of part of your salary, through a system known as ‘Salary Sacrifice’. Unlike your salary, you don’t have to pay any tax or national insurance on childcare vouchers.
Universal Credit: Childcare
If you are getting Universal Credit, you can claim back up to 85% of the costs of childcare that has taken place and you have already paid for.
You can continue to claim back childcare costs with your Universal Credit if you are a critical worker or if you are a non-critical worker who has access to registered childcare.
Read the latest guidance on accessing childcare in England
Ten things to know about Tax-Free Childcare
1. You’ll be able to open an online account
You’ll be able to open an online account, which you can pay into to cover the cost of childcare with a registered provider. This will be done through the government website, GOV.UK.
Tax-Free Childcare will be introduced on 21 April 2017, and will then be gradually rolled out over 2017, with parents of children aged under four (on 31 August), and parents of disabled children aged under 17 able to enter the scheme first.
You’ll be able to apply for all your children at the same time, when your youngest child becomes eligible. All eligible parents will be able to join the scheme by the end of 2017.
2. For every 80p you or someone else pays in, the government will top up an extra 20p
This is equivalent of the tax most people pay – 20% – which gives the scheme its name, ‘tax-free’. The government will top up the account with 20% of childcare costs up to a total of £10,000 – the equivalent of up to £2,000 support per child per year (or £4,000 for disabled children).
3. The scheme will be available for children under the age of 12
It will also be available for children with disabilities under the age of 17, as their childcare costs can stay high throughout their teenage years.
4. To qualify, parents will have to be in work, and each earning at least £120 a week and not more than £100,000 each per year
The scheme is designed to be flexible for parents if, for example, they want to get back to work after the birth of a child or work part-time.
5. Any eligible working family can use the Tax-Free Childcare scheme – it doesn’t rely on employers offering it
Tax-Free Childcare doesn’t rely on employers offering the scheme, unlike the current scheme Employer-Supported Childcare. Any working family can use Tax-Free Childcare, provided they meet the eligibility requirements.
6. The scheme will be available for parents who are self-employed
Self-employed parents will be able to get support with childcare costs in Tax-Free Childcare, unlike the current scheme (Employer-Supported Childcare) which is not available to self-employed parents. To support newly self-employed parents, the government is introducing a ‘start-up’ period. During this, self-employed parents won’t have to earn the minimum income level.
The scheme will be available to parents on paid sick leave and paid and unpaid statutory maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
7. If you currently receive Employer-Supported Childcare then you can continue to do so
You do not have to switch to Tax-Free Childcare if you do not wish to. Employer-Supported Childcare will continue to run. The current scheme will remain open to new entrants until April 2018. Parents already registered by this date will be able to continue using it for as long as their employer offers it.
However, Tax-Free Childcare will be open to more than twice as many parents as Employer-Supported Childcare.
Employers’ workplace nurseries won’t be affected by the introduction of Tax-Free Childcare.
8. Parents and others can pay money into their childcare account as and when they like
This gives you the flexibility to pay in more in some months, and less at other times. This means you can build up a balance in your account to use at times when you need more childcare than usual, for example, over the summer holidays.
It’s also not just the parents who can pay into the account – if grandparents, other family members or employers want to pay in, then they can.
9. The process will be as simple as possible for parents
The process will be as easy as possible for you. For example, you’ll re-confirm your circumstances every 3 months using a simple online process; and there will be a simple log-in service where parents can view accounts for all of their children at once.
10. You’ll be able to withdraw money from the account if you want to
If your circumstances change or you no longer want to pay into the account, then you’ll be able to withdraw the money you have built up. If you do, the government will withdraw its corresponding contribution.