The Kid’s Club is located in St Mary’s Youth and Community Centre which is accessible via a large car park with it’s own entrance in the heart of St Mary’s. It has excellent facilities for the children to enjoy such as a tennis court, playing fields, a public outdoor playground and a large multi-use indoor sports hall.
Our building is accessible for all. The Club enjoys its own large designated open plan area within the centre with a central open kitchen, under floor heating with direct access to the outside areas.
A variety of activities, toys and resources are provided including arts and crafts, where the emphasis is on self-directed play. We don’t separate children dependant on their year groups, we encourage natural relationships to be formed. The benefits to the children of not being separated far outweigh the added pressure on us!
Our After School Club is currently accommodating between 40 – 75 children.
We are very pleased to be able to offer our after school service to our neighbouring parishes. We offer a pick up service from St John’s School, St Peter’s School and Les Landes School. We have good strong working relations with our feeder schools and work closely with staff within the schools for smoother transitions for the children. The children have the added benefit of meeting and forming friendships with children from other schools.
Both The Kids’ Club and The Little Kids Club are registered provisions and work closely with the Childcare and Early Years Service, CEYS, whose support and assistance has greatly contributed to the development of the Clubs.
The After School Club is open between the hours of 3.00pm and 5.30pm.
(We are currently asking our families if it would be more beneficial to you if we extended our session time to 6.00pm. Please get in touch and we can gauge the interest)
We currently offer two after-school sessions:
(Please note: There is a charge of £1.00 per child, per day, if your child/ren are to be picked up from St John, St Peter and Les Landes Schools, capped at £10.00 per week for families with 3 or more children.)
We work hard to meet and understand the needs of our families. It is therefore not necessary to book a whole week if you don’t need it, we can take single days and also on an ad-hoc basis.
We do not request a booking deposit fee.
As we are a registered provider you may be able to claim a tax allowance on fees paid. We will send out certificates from January on request confirming amount paid in fees for the previous year.
We have now moved onto a new online booking system, MagicBooking. Giving you control of your bookings, access to your account at anytime and having all your children’s information in one place. We do not request a booking deposit fee.
We have a handy guide we have created with information on how to create your account, add your child/children and how to book.
The link to the booking system and access to the guide can be found on the top of each page of our website under ‘Bookings’.
Please be aware we can only secure your child/children’s place if the payment plan or payment of outstanding fees is adhered to.
Before a child starts at The Kids’ Club we recommend that he/she have an induction period. (There is no charge for the induction visits). The first visit will be with one or both parents/carers to view the Club, this will give everyone the opportunity to ask any questions.
The second visit the child can be left for a couple of hours. A member of the team will be designated to look after them and help him/her settle in. This will enable them to become familiar with the new surroundings, make new friends and enjoy and participate in the activities.
You don’t have to book all week, we can work around your needs.
For our After School Club, there is a one day minimum booking notice on our online system. If, however, you require a space on short notice, please do contact us directly.
If you no longer require your place it is your responsibility to cancel your booking, at least seven days prior to the start of your booking, otherwise you will be charged for that place.
If you would like to arrange an induction please contact us on 07797 832771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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