About the Club
Headley Park after school club is registered to provide childcare for children aged 3-11 years. It operates 3.15p.m -6 p.m. weekdays, during term time. We are based in the hall and the classroom off the hall known as the burrow. We have access to the playground, field, library and cooking area.
The club aims to provide a safe, secure and relaxing environment for the children in our care. We endeavour to offer activities similar to those found in the home.
What we offer
We offer a wide range of activities including; cookery, craft, board games, reading, imaginary play, construction, sport, ipads and much more. During their time at the club the children choose what activities suit them best.
A piece of fruit and drink are offered on arrival at the club and a hot snack is prepared at 4.15. This is a snack and is not intended to substitute a main evening meal. In order to develop independence the children are encouraged to prepare their own snack and clear away after themselves. We use fresh ingredients and follow statutory guidelines. Individual dietary requirements and parental preferences are met wherever possible.
Our afterschool club is led by Kirstie Hunter a qualified teacher and assisted by Laura Foley a Level 2 practitioner. All our staff are experienced, and comply with the EYFS requirements for register childcare. Staff are expected to undertake professional development training.
Headley Park after school club is run as part of Headley Park School and follow their policies and procedures as well as adopting ones specifically for after school club. A copy of these polices are available at your request.
Headley park make every effort to accommodate and welcome any child with special needs. We work will work in liaison with parents/carers and relevant professionals to meet the child’s specific needs.
Our staff training programme includes specific elements relating to children with special needs.
We will endeavour to accommodate all children of all ability whilst working within the class limitations. Each case will be assessed individually and risk assessed to ensure everyone’s safety.
Children and staff have created rules for behaviour whilst at the club. These are displayed for children to see.
The club also operates a behaviour policy, summarised here. A full copy of this policy is available upon request.
Children are expected to respect each other, staff and visitors.
Staff will encourage an atmosphere of care and consideration between all members of the club including children, staff and visitors.
Headley Park after school club aims to encourage appropriate behaviour through praise and talking to children with courtesy.
Headley Park after school club will not tolerate bullying, discriminative or confrontational behaviour. The club has procedures for dealing with unacceptable behaviour.
We are unable to care for children who are ill. If your child has had diarrhoea or sickness please do not send them for 48 hours after the illness has ceased.
Accidents and first aid
Every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of the children at all times and the club is fully insured. There will be at least one first aid trained person at every session. We operate a first aid procedure and fire drills are carried out regularly.
Please let the club leader know if your child is taking prescribed medicine. Please note that that it is the schools policy that medication is not administered at afterschool except for inhalers and long term medication.
Headley Park after school club is a non-profit club; it is run to help parents and carers with planned child care. Fees are used for staff, food and resources. We value your opinions. If you have any queries, comments or need to discuss any matters concerning your child, please feel free to speak to the club leader or head teacher.
After school phone (3pm-6pm) 07874659819