As a parent, I appreciate parents’ concerns regarding choosing the right child care and believe we have created the perfect solution in Simply Out Of School.
About Simply Out of School
Simply Out of School has been running After School and Holiday Clubs since 2004 and currently have 24 After School Clubs operating under franchise licence, 20 owner-operate clubs, 4 Breakfast Clubs and combined-school Holiday Clubs. Children from any schools can attend the Holiday Clubs.
All our clubs operate to the very highest standards, fulfilling all government guidelines and exceeding most parents’ expectations. All clubs are registered with the relevant government bodies (Care Inspectorate Wales or Ofsted), or are in the process of registration.
Our staff are all experienced and enthusiastic, qualified professionals, committed to providing the very best care for your children. Their up-to-date qualifications include First Aid, Food Hygiene and Child Protection, as well as the relevant Playwork certificates.
We operate a healthy eating policy at all times. We have a strict admissions policy and when full, all clubs operate an equal opportunities waiting list. Please contact the relevant clubs for details of vacancies.
Simply Out of School aims to provide high quality childcare in a happy, safe, warm and stimulating environment for all children to play, learn and develop freely. The individuality of each child in our care will be respected and nurtured. We will help children to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions and to become competent, confident, independent, and co-operative individual.
Aims & Objectives
The aims and objectives of the setting are:
1. to create a stimulating, caring and safe environment for all children in our care.
2. To work as partners with parents/carers in an open and honest way.
3. Staff will demonstrate a welcoming attitude and manner.
4. To provide a healthy and hygienic environment for both children and staff.
5. Staff will review and evaluate on a regular basis using action plans, room plans and activity planning.
6. To develop and maintain links with other agencies and for them to recognise professionalism.
7. To introduce appropriate toys, books and games to encourage equal development of both sexes.
8. Provide positive images of different ethnic minorities and cultures e.g. Posters, toys, food, clothing and celebrate various festivals.
9. To provide ongoing training for all staff.
10. To provide an atmosphere, which makes the child and parents feel happy and comfortable within the setting.
The existing clubs offer a variety of activities which make them different, such as Fun French and a vegetable garden (produce from which is used in our Healthy Eating menus). The garden is planted and tended by the children. This experience assists in providing an interest in healthy eating and in the natural world, and is included as part of the ongoing tutoring in life values. We invite parents to come to talk to the children about their interests and hobbies, including cultural food tastings, police, ambulance and fire engine visits! There is a whole range of arts, crafts, cooking and other activities suitable for the various age groups and stages of development, supporting the National Curriculum at all levels.
We have a Healthy Eating Policy and provide fresh fruit and a wholesome meal at all clubs. Menus offered include pasta with a variety of sauces and cheese, jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings such as tuna, ham, baked beans etc. and sandwiches, always using wholesome bread. Where possible we use organic produce. We celebrate diversity, cultural differences and acknowledge that each child is different from the rest sampling foods from around the world and we grow our own fruit and vegetables (wherever we can). Drinking water is available throughout all sessions. The use of salt, sugar and additives is minimal, in accordance with nutritional guidelines. Meal times are relaxed and happy social occasions, although we do encourage good table manners. We respect and accommodate individual dietary requirements whether medically, culturally or religiously based. Our aim is to provide a fun and stimulating environment for the children, with safety and welfare our top priority – all within the boundaries of Best Practice and Playwork values.
Our ‘Out of School’ Clubs importantly recognise the needs of every child and provide a refreshing, informative and enjoyable environment in which their senses, interests and abilities can be nurtured and developed to their full potential. The safety, welfare and happiness of the children are of paramount importance to us.
We provide children’s parties throughout the year for occasions such as Halloween, Christmas and the End of the School Year. Entertainment is provided and there is plenty of fun and games.
What your child will get from us
Our dedicated staff focus their support to each child's needs
Individual special needs catered for
Life Value Tutoring
The real world made fun
Your child will always be safely escorted to and from school
What parents say about us
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