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Breakfast Club is sited in the school hall at Cotham Gardens School, running daily in term time from 7.45am until school begins. This service is open to children attending Cotham Gardens & Elmgrove Annexe.


Please do not visit any of our settings if you are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Please ring the doorbell and wait for a member of staff to collect/bring your child out to you.

  • Sign your child in/out at the gate/door.

  • Practice social distancing (2 metres) in all entrances,

Qualified staff supervise Year 2 children to their classrooms at 8.45am and Reception/Year 1 children to their classrooms at Elmgrove Annexe. Older children have the responsibility of taking themselves to line up in the playground at the start of the school day.

Three/four staff are on duty daily, operating a 1:8 ratio. Jim Collins (Cache Level 3 Playwork qualified) manages the breakfast service on a day-to-day basis along with two other playstaff.

Parents and carers are required to sign-in their child(ren) on arrival (this is a legal requirement).


A self-service breakfast is available until 8.20am consisting of toast/crumpets/pancakes/bagels (with different spreads), cereals, yogurt and a selection of fruit (fresh & dried). Water available throughout the session.

After breakfast children can choose from a range of freeplay opportunities including art & crafts, books, role play, construction, small worlds play, board games and a selection of physical play equipment (climbing wall, skipping ropes, hoops, gym mats). Outside play is also available (weather permitting).


To register with Zebras, please click the link to the right and follow instructions.


RECURRING BOOKINGS: These are set days each week requested (and confirmed) on registration, when you will be notified of your child(rens) places. Once confirmed, these places are permanent and will carry on throughout the current school year, until you notify the bookings secretary (email/written permission) that you wish to cancel (or request an amendment). 

Recurring bookings need to be renewed at the start of each school year.

Please note: there is a 28 day notice period for cancelling a regular booking.

CASUAL BOOKINGS: This includes all children that do not have a permanent place (i.e. parents with shift work, changing work patterns, last minute requests). Whilst we will do our very best to accommodate your needs, there may be times when sessions are full and we will be unable to meet your needs on some or all of the dates requested.

Cancellations unavailable for Casual Bookings.

Please note:

For PERMANENT BOOKINGS, if you no longer need one or all of your places, we require 28 days notice for cancellation of said place.

For CASUAL BOOKINGS, once made, refunds are not available. Casual attendees must confirm dates for each coming week on the Sunday before the week starts. Availability will depend on session numbers attending each day.

All booked in sessions (both permanent and casual attendees) must be paid for, regardless of attendance. This is detailed clearly in Terms & Conditions (signed on registration and available to view in your personal account).

We do not offer session 'swaps' or credit for any dates children are unable to attend.

This is to protect the long term sustainability of our service. 

All existing users are required to renew details & permissions on a yearly basis, in line with current legislation; if you have been using our service for a year plus and have not already done so please log into your account and update your information.

Inset Days: Zebras will be closed to children during Cotham Gardens Primary School inset days.


Breakfast club fees for 2022-23: £5.50 per child (sibling discount 1.5% of daily fee) still representing excellent value for money.

Casual users can continue to access sessions (when available) for a fee of £6.00.

Fees must be paid on or before the first day of attendance.


Individual arrangements (weekly payments/monthly direct debits) on request.

We accept all forms of childcare vouchers, please ask for further details.

Breakfast Club opening time:


Session rates:

Regular - £5.50 per child

Casual Users - £6.00 per child (no concessions)

Booked in sessions have sibling discount rates of 1.5% for the first sibling, 2.0% for the second sibling and 2.5% for all siblings beyond.

We have a 5 Star rating for Food Hygiene

Zebras Afterschool Playscheme | Rating Business Details | Food Hygiene Ratings



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