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OUR ADMISSION POLICY
It is our intention to make Ashtead and Greville Kids Club genuinely accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community. We welcome all children to the club providing there is adequate space for them. Ashtead and Greville Kids Club are registered with Ofsted to provide out of school care for large numbers of children under the age of 8 years old with a ratio of 1 staff to 8 children. Children over the age of 8 will not necessarily be included in the ratios depending upon their individual needs.
In order to accomplish this we will: invite any telephone enquiries to make an appointment to come and visit the club during opening hours. This ensures that parents and children are aware of the type of childcare we provide, i.e. the numbers of children and staff involved, the physical environment and the type of activities on offer. At this appointment the manager will discuss with the family what their needs are and provide a copy of the Registration Form and Terms and Conditions to take away and read. It will also be suggested that parents take time to have a look at our website and read the last Ofsted inspection report if they haven’t already done so. A copy of the inspection report is available either on-line or the in the club along with all the other policies.
Unless it is clear there is a space for them immediately, contact will be made as soon as possible after the appointment to confirm arrangements or place the child on the waiting list if we are not able to offer a space right away...
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At Ashtead and Greville kids club we advocate and understand our children's need to play.
How do we promote play?
At our setting we endeavour to make sure children have access to play opportunities and different play types at all times, we rotate our play resources daily as well as the spaces we provide.
The children at our setting have the ultimate choice to partake in play, we believe that play should be self-directed. Sometimes it may appear that the playworkers at the setting are not involved with children's play, please be assured this is to allow your child to develop their own play, uninterrupted and free of adult rules and reasoning. However if your child invites us to play we will happily accept!
How do we support your children's play needs?
We care what our children think and value their opinion when providing play spaces, resources and opportunities, we do this by holding regular meetings with the children. We also provide children with spider grammes, questionnaires and design sheets. This is done regularly and informally where children are encouraged to share ideas with each other as well as with the playworkers. The children's ideas are reviewed and implemented where possible. We make sure that all our play opportunities are inclusive to all the children at our setting.
Play rota and play types:
At our setting we provide the children with a play rota which changes per term, this is an opportunity for children to take part in a vast amount of activities, you can always find a copy of our rota at the notice board. Our playworkers will encourage children to access various play types including imaginative, physical, social and natural. Can we remind you that children may get messy, muddy and scruffy so please make sure you check out what we are doing and make sure they are dressed for the occasion! We do provide aprons for cooking and craft.
At our setting children regularly have access to outdoor areas. Please make sure you send your child with suitable clothing, dependent on the weather. Don't forget to name your child's belongings as we have limited storage for lost property.
The kids club will not deter children from encountering risky or rough and tumble play as we understand it to be important to children's development. This type of play focuses less on fighting, which it can sometime be mistaken for, but more on physicality such as touch, body strength, flexibility and tickling. This type of play will be monitored and supervised as it is higher risk. Some of the activities we do are catch, football, sock wrestling and foam battles.
Ashtead and Greville Kids Club policies...
"Out of school clubs are required to follow many policies and procedures by Ofsted and Local Authorities. The policies you find on this website are by no means definitive. Hard copies of club policies are also kept on site if you wish to see them. These are regularly updated by senior staff as and when regulations are adapted"
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