• S-Club (3 - 11 Years)

  • Our After School Club (S-Club) was set up to provide a properly supervised, affordable childcare facility, which extends the school day for working parents. S-Club aims to be a high-quality childcare facility catering for children aged 3-11 years in a happy, secure environment.

     

    Any child attending the school, or Preschool children aged 3 years an older, can register to use the club.

     

    We follow the guidance of the 8 Playwork Principles…

     

    These 8 Principles establish the professional and ethical framework for playwork and as such must be regarded as a whole. They describe what is unique about play and playwork, and provide the playwork perspective for working with children and young people.

    They are based on the recognition that children and young people's capacity for positive development will be enhanced if given access to the broadest range of environments and play opportunities.

    1) All children and young people need to play. The impulse to play is innate. Play is a biological, psychological and social necessity, and is fundamental to the healthy development and well being of individuals and communities.

    2) Play is a process that is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. That is, children and young people determine and control the content and intent of their play, by following their own instincts, ideas and interests, in their own way for their own reasons.

    3) The prime focus and essence of playwork is to support and facilitate the play process and this should inform the development of play policy, strategy, training and education.

    4) For playworkers, the play process takes precedence and playworkers act as advocates for play when engaging with adult led agendas.

    5) The role of the playworker is to support all children and young people in the creation of a space in which they can play.

    6) The playworkers response to children and young people playing is based on a sound up to date knowledge of the play process, and reflective practice.

    7) Playworkers recognise their own impact on the play space and also the impact of children and young people's play on the playworker.

    8) Playworkers choose an intervention style that enables children and young people to extend their play. All playworker intervention must balance risk with the developmental benefit and well being of children.

     

    The club has a wide range of toys, games, creative resources and leisure equipment to suit all ages. The emphasis is on fun and relaxation. We aim to provide an enriching and stimulating environment where children can try out new things, make new things and play.

    Children are offered daily creative activities and a time for outside play whenever possible.

    During the after-school session, children will be offered a drink and a choice of snack; toast, crumpets, cheeses, ham, crackers and fresh fruit.

    S-Club operates from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on all days when the school is open. 

  • Time Activity
    3:00 Staff begin to set up the room with the resources required for the day including the snack table. Preschool children have free play time.
    3.15 Staff and children walk over to the school to collect the school children.
    3.30 Return to the building. Children have free flow play and access to all areas. Snack is available for when they wish to help themselves.
    4.30 First pick up time.
    5.00 Snack is tidied away.
    5.30 Second pick up time.
    6.00 Last pick up time and close.
    NB Children are encouraged to tidy up resources when they have finished playing with them. Sometimes it is necessary for us to have a whole group tidy up time at around 5.15 after which children have free flow play again.