What we do
We aim for all of the children to have a space to relax, have a voice, be creative, feel involved, safe and try new things.
We do this by having new snacks to try of their own choice. Allow freedom of activities as much as possible and encourage as much free flow between indoors and outdoors as possible.
Most of our Red Kites children are particularly creative and take full advantage of our large art area, displaying them on our walls or taking them home to their families.
We love to get our parents involved through bake sales, ‘what do you think’ boards and having our amazing floor book on display at all times.
Our staff team
Vision, values and aims
Positive Childhoods…Empowered Parents…Dynamic Communities
- All children have time and opportunity to play and develop as creative, confident, successful individuals with a love of learning and respect for others.
- Parents reach their full potential creating confident, robust families.
- Inclusion and diversity are embraced and celebrated within our communities, where families are recognised as full and active participants.
We will provide a safe, secure and relaxed environment where children can gain confidence and expand their social development, reflecting the aims and values of Building the Ambition.
In order to achieve this, the club will create an atmosphere which is fun, enjoyable, child-centred and in which each child is respected and their individual potential is valued.
- Make your child feel welcome and secure by showing care and consideration.
- Interact with your child in a positive manner to encourage them to develop self-direction and self-esteem.
- Acknowledge your child’s feelings and frustrations and respond with respect.
Ensure that all staff, parents and children have the opportunity to contribute to the play environment and the activities/opportunities offered.
- Provide a comprehensive introduction to the club to support familiarity with the policies, procedures and environment.
- Provide parent’s newsletters
- Consult with you and your child throughout the year verbally, via questionnaires and using other methods.
- Regularly update our notice board to reflect what is happening in the club and in the local community.
Ensure that we plan and evaluate play activities/opportunities in consultation with children and taking into consideration their individual needs, capabilities and ages and stages of development.
- Provide a wide range of play experiences from the 16 recognised play types which will help foster children’s development (A copy of the information on play types is available from the Manger)
- Actively encourage children to contribute to the development of activity plans.
- Ask children for feedback regarding activities/opportunities and note this down for future reference.
- Develop comprehensive risk assessments for activities/opportunities as required and ensure that children are given relevant information and guidance to keep themselves and others safe from harm.
- Encourage each child to explore their limits, venture into new experiences and develop to their full capacity.
- Where possible, seek to bring in outside agencies, such as sports coaches and activity leaders, to enhance your child’s experience at the club.
- Encourage your child to think about their health, lifestyle and relationships with those around them