The Kids Club After School: General Information

Facilities

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 newly built 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 30 – 50 children.

Neighbouring Parishes

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 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.

Hours of Opening and Fees

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) 

From Wednesday 6th January 2021 we are offering two sessions after school:

  • 3.00pm – 5.30pm       £12.85 per session
  • 3.00pm – 4.30pm       £ 8.00 per session
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From Monday 6th September 2021 our fees will be increasing:

  • 3.00pm – 5.30pm        £13.75 per session
  • 3.00pm – 4.30pm        £ 9.00 per session

Families with two or more children will be given a 5% discount if they attend for the full session.

We work hard to meet the needs of our families, it is therefore not necessary to book a whole week if you don’t need it.  We can do it based on rotas and on an ad-hoc basis.

We do not request a booking deposit fee.  For our After School Club we operate a system that will average fees over a term, a payment plan is devised giving you the opportunity to pay monthly in advance.

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.

Securing your child/children’s place

There are several forms, which you must complete and return to the Club prior to your child/ren starting.  Get in touch with us and we can forward them to you.

Let us know the dates you may require, you don’t have to book all week, all term, we can work around your needs, regular and ad hoc and we do not request a booking deposit fee.

You can do this either by ringing us on 07797 832771 or using the contact link below and we can discuss your requirements further and answer any questions you may have.

For our After School Club we operate a system that will average fees over a term, a payment plan is devised giving you the opportunity to pay monthly in advance.  If you require a place on an ad hoc basis you will be charged monthly.

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.

If you would like to arrange an induction please contact us on 07797 832771 or via the link below