We currently collect children aged 5 years + from Y Bont Faen and Ysgol Iolo.
Children are collected using nursery transport and return to the After School club to complete home work and have their tea in a relaxed environment with familiar staff.
The club is very small and only has space for 15 children. The aim is to provide peace of mind for parents that the children are cared for after a long day in school in familiar and relaxed surroundings.
The after school club also supports those parents that work long hours and already have younger children at nursery in collecting from just one point after their working day.
We are registered with the CIW and accept childcare vouchers.
CCTV is operated in the after school club.
The after school club caters for children 5 years+ is open from 14:55 through to 18:00; the ratio of adult to child is 1:8 for children aged under eight years and 1:10 for children aged over eight years.
Children will be collected from schools in the local area via nursery transport and returned to nursery until 18:00.
We will support the learning and development of the children by practicing reading and numeracy skills and providing a range of cooking activities.
Children will access the outdoors play during their afternoon with us. This will be weather dependent: if the weather is wet we will access the outdoors yard through the main after school entrance and following the designated path to the rear of the building (highlighted in yellow lines).
If the weather is dry we will visit the Bear field next to the nursery.
Fees are £10.50 per session, which includes the provision of tea. Sibling discounts do not apply to the After School Club. Childcare vouchers are accepted. Aimee is the Play Leader.
Due to the After School Club being situated on the first floor of the premises and no access to lifts we are unfortunately unable to enrol children with mobility difficulties.
We have a child-centred ethos and encourage the children who attend our holiday club to make their own choices, supported and enabled by our staff. We do our best to ensure that the holiday club matches the needs of all of the children and their families. We encourage children to share their ideas and inform us of their favourite activities; this will help us to plan for the most adventurous and fun experiences for the children to have during their school holidays!
We will require parents to work with us to ensure that this happens. There will be weekly emails and ‘slips home’ informing parents for the next week’s activities. We may have some requests for the children to bring along to the holiday club, such as fancy dress, cooking ingredients, signed permission slip, etc. Parents cooperation and prompt return of requested resources or signed slips enables us to plan for as much fun as possible!
|Cooking Activities||home-made burgers and mocktails|
|Other Activities||team building, putting up tents, toasting marshmallow sandwiches on the camp fire, den building, invisible ink, glow in the dark play dough, bird kite making, home made torches|
|Theme||The Great Outdoors|
|Cooking Activities||Bug Muffin Pizza, vegetable soup and cheese scones, fruit kebabs|
|Other Activities||leaf hunt, mini beast hunt, bird watching, making butterfly clips, make your own mini beasts, pond dipping, edible glowing spiders webs|
|Theme||Medieval Knights, Kings and Queens|
|Cooking Activities||Bread making|
|Other Activities||knight collages, design a shield, catapult making, homemade torch and crown, castle salt sculptures|
|Cooking Activities||Treasure biscuits|
|Other Activities||homemade parrots, hats, hooks and telescopes, creating treasure maps, treasure hunts, learning compass direction, poetry writing, pirate boat making and racing, moon sand making|
|Theme||Our local community|
|Cooking Activities||investigate what produce we have from local suppliers and discuss what we can make|
|Other Activities||visits from important people, such as fire service and PCSO, exploring the history of Cowbridge|
|Cooking Activities||Alien Jelly, home-made Guacamole and houmous with homemade tortilla chips|
|Other Activities||edible slime, polka dot slime, rainbow dough, rainbow foam, foaming aliens, papier mache planets, space shuttles, chalk solar systems, paper planetarium, solar system mobiles|
An example of the child’s day at Holiday Club:
|7:30 - 9:00||Breakfast/ Free activities|
|17:00 - Close||Free Time|
The children will visit the library to help them to explore the areas of learning that they would like to discover, related to the theme of the week. Activities have been planned for the week, however the children may choose to take the topic in a different direction and the staff are happy to be led by the children’s ideas. Planning is fluid and the children are in charge.
The Holiday Club has its own entrance, next to the Toddler’s Room in the conservatory. Children must access their room via this entry. There is a door bell and coat area once through the entrance hallway, bags and coats can be left there.
Staff will sign children in and out of holiday club.
All children will be provided with breakfast, a freshly cooked two course lunch and tea; please can families provide two fruit and a healthy carbohydrate snack in an appropriately packed lunch box.
We have a holiday club for the provision of 10 children during the school holidays aged between 5 - 11 years. The opening times for this are 7:30 - 18:00 and the ratio of staff to children is 1:8.
Visits may be planned weekly, the appropriate risk assessments and permission slips will be obtained prior to every trip (see Visits and Outings Policy).
Children will access the outdoors play at least twice daily. This will be weather dependent: if the weather is wet we will access the outdoors yard through the main after school entrance and following the designated path to the rear of the building (highlighted in yellow lines). If the weather is dry we will visit the Bear field next to the nursery (see our Visits and Outings Policy).
Fees per session are £30 with lunch. Childcare vouchers are accepted.
Sibling discount does not apply to the Holiday Club.
CCTV is operated in the Holiday Club.
Due to the Holiday Club being situated on the first floor of the premises and no access to lifts we are unfortunately unable to enrol children with mobility difficulties.