Our Earlybirds club offers wrap around care, before and after school for the children of Walmley Infant and Nursery School during term time.

Aims are to provide:

  • High quality, affordable childcare for children between the School, Nursery and Earlybirds.
  • A reliable service collecting and escorting children between the School, Nursery and Earlybirds
  • Care sensitive to the individual needs of each child
  • A ratio of 1 staff to every 8 children and ensure a qualified First-Aid person is on duty at all times.
  • To follow safety guidelines and discipline procedures and consult with parents/carers as necessary.

Activities include arts and crafts, imaginative play, construction toys, floor and small world activities, music, Wii, outside play and television.


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Earlybirds has changed operational systems to meet the guidelines set for Wrap Around Care. Drop off and collection is via the main front door of school. We ask parents/carers to wait outside the office and your child will be taken inside/brought out to you.

Please note that there are no parking facilities on site.


If you are delayed for any reason please telephone:

EarlyBirds : 07796127671 – please note this number is only accessible during EarlyBird hours.

Club Times 


Earlybirds will be held in the school hall.

The gate will open between 7.30 – 8.10am for drop off to Earlybirds. Please do not bring your child after 8.10am as the gate is closed and you will be unable to access school.

Breakfast is served from 7.30am until 8.15am.

Breakfast is a choice of cereals and/or toast.

At 8.40am, children will be taken to their classrooms.

After School 

All children will be collected from their classrooms and taken to EarlyBirds (Nursery building) for registration. If they have brought tea, they will eat this. The children will have activity time in various spaces across the building.

You are welcome to provide your child with a packed tea in a named plastic container. Please send in via Earlybirds or school in the morning and it will be kept in the fridge.

Collection is via Nursery building, please ring the bell and your child will be brought out to you.

Final collection time is at 5.30pm.

If your child is booked into Earlybirds and you collect from school, please ensure that Mrs Serman is informed so she can admend the register.


Bookable hours are:

  • AM 7.30-8.30am £5.00
  • PM 3.15-4.15pm £4.50
  • PM 3.15-5.30pm £10.15

Please book via your Wisepay account. Full payment is required at time of booking.

To ensure we have the correct staffing ratios for each year group, the booking system will close 7 days in advance. We are unable to take on the day or over the telephone bookings. If you are late to collect your child, please arrange for another adult to do the pick up as we are unable to take lates into Earlybirds.

If you are paying by childcare vouchers, please contact Mrs S Butler on enquiry@walmleyinfant.org to inform her of your voucher provider. Please do not build up a surplus of vouchers as it can be difficult to process refunds from some voucher providers.

No refunds are given for cancellations or sickness.

Late Fee

From January 1st 2022, if you are late (emergencies are exceptional and we will always support you),
there will be a late fee applied to your account. This is the charge of the next hour plus £10. Our staffing ratios mean that some staff leave after the first hour and they have to stay if you are late.

Complaints Procedure 

If you have are unhappy about any aspect of Earlybirds, please raise your concern with Mrs Serman, Earlybirds Manager.

If you feel that you have not reached a satisfactory outcome, please put your concern in writing and request a meeting with Mrs Serman and Mrs H Murphy

If the matter is still not resolved, please contact the Governing Body, refer to the school’s complaint policy.

In the event that all of the above fails to be about a satisfactory outcome, the complaint should be passed to the OFSTED regional centre 08456014771.

All complaints and concerns will be delt with in a confidential and serious manner.

We take the Safeguarding of all children very seriously. 

To contact Earlybirds staff please phone 07434101274. this phone is manned between 7.30-8.15am and 3-5.15pm.