Oct half term bookings are open!
Updates - Monday 19th October
- Children will now be kept in year group bubbles at the after school clubs to minimise risk of infection.
- Reception children will need to continue to use the Early Years club after half term.
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you!
Fiona, Brenda and the LBL Team
Telephone number for queries: 07519 804 810
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New to LBL Club?
Download an LBL Registration form and emergency contact form here:
Read our Ofsted Report:
- The provider ensures all staff complete robust training and development. Staff have a strong knowledge of ways to keep children safe. All staff can identify the procedures to follow in case of a concern about a child's welfare.
- The enthusiastic, committed and highly qualified provider is ambitious and helps support the staff team to offer high-quality care for children of all ages.
- Children have many opportunities to make choices in their play from the wide range of activities on offer. Staff are kind and have a good rapport with children. They create a very caring and welcoming environment.
- Staff have developed effective partnerships with parents, who are very eager to share their praise for the setting. For example, a high percentage of parents submitted testimonies to the inspector saying how happy they are with the club and how they value the service it provides.
LBL Club - some FAQs
How do I register my child at LBL?
You can download a registration form and emergency contact form at the top of the page. If you plan on using LBL Club at any point in the school year, however infrequently, please fill in a registration form and return it to the staff or email it to LBLAfterschoolclub@gmail.com.
Do you offer sibling discounts?
We do offer sibling discounts for Martin School pupils. The rates are as follows:
Whole session for first child: £9
Whole session for siblings: £7
How old does my child have to be to attend LBL?
We will admit children entering reception in September 2019 at our LBL Early Years club, which will run from the school nursery, until the settling in period is complete. Then, providing your child is able to cope with the long day at school followed by our after-school club, they will move to LBL in the dining hall with the rest of the school after the October half term. The staff will provide a friendly and welcoming environment for the children and liaise closely with parents to update them on how their child is doing. If the staff feel as though a child is unable to manage being at LBL after the school day then we will request that the child stays at the Early Years club and re-joins LBL later on in the academic year when they are a little older and more likely to settle and enjoy the larger club. Our priority is to ensure children feel safe and happy to be a part of LBL.
Please email Fiona on LBLafterschoolclub@gmail.com for details if you wish to discuss or find out more.
Where is LBL held?
LBL is run in the dining hall at Martin School. We have our own designated space, our own playground, clothes pegs and toilets situated nearby and a kitchen. It is also a secure location as the entrances will be gated which means the children are safe and we can manage pick up times efficiently. We also have access to a large playground area and children are encouraged to play outside at each session, weather permitting.
Holiday Club info
Our holiday play schemes are open to children from all primary schools. We accept children from reception age to Y6 (11 years old). Please complete a registration form and emergency contact form for your child before you book your place. We are open between 8am-6pm every school holiday (excluding Christmas). Our sessions are as follows:
Standard session: 8:30am-5:30pm, £22 per day (siblings £20)
Breakfast session: 8am-5:30pm, £24 per day including breakfast (siblings £22)
Extended session: 8am-6pm, £26 per day, including breakfast (siblings £24)
You can drop off and pick up your child anytime in between the session you have booked. Please make a note of the LBL mobile number (07519 804 810) in case the club are in the playground and don't hear the doorbell. Children will need a packed lunch, water bottle if possible and two healthy snacks per day (no nuts please) as well as suitable clothes for outdoors and messy arts and crafts activities.
We offer a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, sports, team games, books, puzzles, toys, board games and plenty more! Children are encouraged to play freely and as they wish. The children all play as a group in line with our free play philosophy, although there are times where we will split activities according to age for safety reasons.
Pick up and drop off is from the LBL entrance (follow the path to the end of Plane Tree Walk, turn left and follow the path to the back playground through the wooden gate - the door is to the right in the corner of the playground).
Who can I contact for more information?
The best method of contact is via email: LBLafterschoolclub@gmail.com or you can use the contact form at the top of the page. The staff will deal with day-to-day questions about the club and all other queries will be handled by Fiona. The phone number for LBL queries is 07519 804 810.
LBL Early Years - From September 2019
LBL is pleased to announce they will be opening a breakfast club and after school club exclusively for Martin Nursery children from September 2019. The club will be run in accordance with EYFS guidelines and will provide a fun and safe environment for children to play and learn with freedom and enjoyment.
Where will the club be held?
The breakfast club will be held in the Portakabin (opposite the nursery) and the after school club will be in the Hedgehogs classroom. Children will have also have access to the nursery playground after school.
What are your opening times?
The breakfast club will open at 7:30am. The after school club will close at 6pm.
Who will run the club?
The breakfast and after school clubs will be run by current Martin School and LBL staff. Due to the ages of the children, the Ofsted guidelines for ratios are different to our current LBL setting so we have taken on staff who know the school and the children well, with the relevant qualifications to work with Early Years children.
What about school holidays?
We will be able to accept nursery aged children at our holiday club from Sept 2019. The children will join the main holiday club in the dining hall but we will have a dedicated member of staff for the EYFS children and they will be cared for in accordance with EYFS guidelines and regulations. Please ensure you book an Early Years place for your nursery child during the booking process.
What are your prices?
Breakfast club: £5 per session
After School Club: £20 per session
Holiday Clubs: £30 per session
As with our current club, payment can be made via PayPal, Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare.
How do I book?
You can use our online booking system to book your spaces. Due to ratio guidelines, there are 24 spaces available for the after school club and 20 spaces available for the breakfast club each day. Before your first booking, please complete a registration form and emergency contact form for your child and return it to LBLAfterschoolclub@gmail.com.
Reception children during the settling in period:
We will be able to care for reception children at the Early Years club for the first half term whilst they are completing their settling in period. After the October half term, they will move to LBL in the dining hall. Please book a place at the Early Years club whilst your child is completing the settling in process, not LBL After School Club. In some cases, the team may feel that your child might benefit from staying at the Early Years club a little longer until they are fully settled and confident at school. The team will liaise closely with parents if this is the case.
We are registered with the following childcare voucher providers:
Edenred - P20985676
Sodexo - 842118
Employers for Childcare
JHP Design Ltd
If your voucher scheme is not listed here then please email Fiona at: LBLAfterschoolclub@gmail.com and we will register with your voucher scheme.
Please use the form below to contact Fiona with any questions or queries.
The LBL Team
LBL club is owned and managed by Fiona Doyle. The team who work with the children are:
Samantha Cleary (Play Leader - Monken Hadley)
Brenda Doyle (Play Leader - Martin School)
Naomi Bates (Play Leader - Foulds School)
Dimple Sthalekar (Foulds)
Sarah Challice (Foulds)
Ben Dixon (Monken Hadley)
LBL Early Years - Opening Sept 2019!
LBL will be opening our Early Years setting for Martin Nursery pupils in Sept 2019. Details can be found in our FAQ section.
LBL Privacy Notice - May 2018
In line with GDPR regulations, please click below to read our privacy notice.
Hello to our new team members! - Feb 2018
Welcome to Dayami, Judy, Katie and Louis who have all joined us over the last few months at LBL Finchley to ensure the children are well cared for, kept safe and are happy at the club! We are very pleased and proud of our expanding team. All staff have been fully trained and DBS checked as part of our commitment to Safeguarding and our high standards of care at LBL.
Welcome to Mark and Lizzie! - Oct 2016
We are delighted to welcome Mark and Lizzie to the LBL team as part time members of staff. The club is getting busier and we are committed to ensuring we have plenty of team members on hand to keep the children safe and happy.
Goodbye Fran, Hello Zain! - Nov 2015
This month we say goodbye to Fran who has gone on maternity leave. We welcome Zain Shahed who was a member of our LBL Summer staff team and is a fantastic addition to the After School Club. Zain is already a big hit with the children and we are so pleased to have him on board!
Prevent Duty - October 2015
All staff have been trained in Prevent Duty and the Safeguarding Policy has been updated accordingly. For information on Prevent Duty please read our updated Safeguarding policy below.
The Playwork Principles
The LBL team are firm believers in children being allowed to learn and develop through play. For more information on the Playwork Principles, please see the document below.
A note about staffing
The legal ratios for after school childcare provision are 1:30 but we always aim to have a ratio of 1:15 at the club and 1:8 for day trips in the holidays.
We also have a number of emergency bank staff for rare occasions such as staff illness; the members of this team are also fully DBS checked for their suitability to work with children.
The LBL team are a group of professional, enthusiastic and hard working individuals and we are all looking forward to being able to continue developing the club and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of the children are our highest priorities.