COVID-19 February Scheme Update:

Following government guidance our February scheme is only open to children of critical workers and vulnerable children, with a reduced capacity. Our priority is to ensure that children and staff at the scheme are kept safe and we reduce risks as much as possible.

Before you book

Before booking please check the government's critical worker list to make sure you are eligible. Only book if you are unable to keep your children at home. Follow all steps on our booking system.  Failure to send evidence of critical worker status will result in your place being cancelled and the £10 cancellation charge being applied without notice.

 

Our web page will be kept up to date with any changes. Please only send the team queries via email to help us support as many parents and carers as possible. Please do not call.

We appreciate your patience at this difficult time.

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Holiday Childcare Scheme Policies and Procedures

Mission statement

Our aim is to provide a good quality, safe, inclusive childcare service encouraging all children to engage and participate in play based activities indoors and outdoors.

Aims and objectives

  • Offer an inclusive service, accessible to all children in the community.
  • Ensure children feel happy, safe and secure, allowing them to learn and develop freely in a play centred environment.
  • Encourage children to take responsibility for themselves and their actions.
  • Encourage children to develop positive attitudes and respect for themselves and others, in an environment free from bullying and discrimination.
  • Provide a wide range of resources and equipment which can be used under safe and supervised conditions.
  • Offer a programme of activities which meets the needs of each child, promoting their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development, enabling them to become confident, independent and co-operative individuals.
  • Work in partnership with parents to provide high quality play and care.
  • Review and evaluate our services to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of children in our care and those of their parents or carers.
  • Keep parents/ carers informed about changes in the administration of the scheme and to listen and respond to their views and concerns.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and carers, and to discuss experiences, progress and any difficulties that may arise.
  • Employ experienced, well trained staff and offer them appropriate support.
  • Promote the Playwork Principles.
  • Comply with the Children’s Act 1989, the Childcare Act 2006, and all other relevant legislation.