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I-could-be-the-next-world-championACTIVITIES

All our activities are child-centred, allowing the children to choose the activity in which they would prefer to participate. All staff have enhanced CRB checks and are qualified in childcare. Our qualified supervision is at a ratio of at least 1:8 at all times.

Every day the children have access to a minimum of six different activities that match the EYFS framework. These include arts and crafts, board games and jigsaws, role play, construction kits, reading in the quiet corner, physical activity with sports equipment, table tennis, table football and pool. The children also enjoy using the Nintendo Wii and in some cases computers (use of the computer is always supervised AND time limited).

 

Sometimes-it-is-just-good-to-chill-and-share-a-bookBreakfast Club

This is a time for the children to settle into school in a calm manner. They have their breakfast at the club and have the option to engage in quiet activities such as table-top games and reading. We have discussed this approach with the schools and believe this helps the children to have a good start to the school day.

 

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The Afterschool Club is an opportunity for the children to enjoy free play and relax after their lessons. The activities are planned and structured but children have the opportunity to choose from the range of activities on offer, these can vary from one day to the next but children who attend regularly can have the opportunity to continue a project, picking up where they left off the day before. Typically children can expect to be offered an opportunity to enjoy arts and crafts, regular cooking and baking activities, sports sessions on the school field, the use of construction toys, board games, imaginative roll play and a quiet 'chill area'. Some children simply want to flop after a hectic day at school and they sometimes enjoy creating a 'den' with rugs and sheets where they can read or chat. After School is a great time for children to benefit from social interaction with their friends.

The children are given a healthy light snack which, whenever possible, they prepare themselves. This is an ideal way to help the children really consider what they are eating and just how long it takes to prepare a meal. We also find children will often try something new, when they have previously declared 'I don't like that', purely because they have been involved in preparing it.

 

Holiday Club at Willow Farm School or Lambley School Nottingham and Glebe Junior School Derbyshire (8am to 6pm)Pudsey-would-br-proud-of-us

We open at two settings during school holiday time (With the EXCEPTION of Christmas and Bank Holidays) The Club aims to offer expansive and exciting play opportunities. Children need to bring a packed lunch. The Club provides breakfast, and another meal at about 4.30pm. Fresh water is available throughout the day.

During the holidays there is greater emphasis on outdoor play. Children can bring their own bikes and scooters to the Club if the wish. The children have access to a wide range of activities throughout the holidays. They love the bouncy castle days and our 'super soaker' days are always popular - it's a good time for the children to have fun and soak the staff! Over the years we have organised extra 'treats' for the children during the holidays, such as pony rides, visits from the fire brigade, archery, professional artists, science days, disco dancing, interesting pets etc.


We-like-the-children-to-see-their-work-displayedVisits

During the holidays we have visits every week. Recently we have had trips to the cinema, ten-pin bowling, Gedling Fire Station, Arnot Hill Park, Gedling Park, Ranskill Park and Willow Farm Park. Whenever the weather allows we take a picnic for the children on the trip. Risk assessments are always completed before going out of the usual Club area.


Visitors

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We invite many visitors to the School Club to provide fun and exciting activities for the children. Recently we have had Notts Athletic Club delivering athletics coaching and British cycling coach Steve Crossland training the children with his biking skills. We have also had professional artist Lucianna Gallucci working with the children on arts and crafts activities.

IF PARENTS HAVE ANY PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR VISITS OR VISITOR PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US WITH THE INFORMATION. THANK YOU.