We have a fantastic Breakfast, After School and Happy Holidays Club at both our Teddington and Wimbledon sites which we have created specifically to support our families in providing consistent and continuous childcare for our children once they start reception. A waiting list operates for this program with places first allocated to those with a sibling already in our Kids’ Club, children who have attended our Nursery or are older siblings of children in the nursery.
Our objectives for the children who attend our Kids’ Club is to provide a safe, enriching experience that fosters the wonder and excitement of learning while enhancing self confidence, mental and physical agility and cooperation and respect for oneself and others in a home from home environment.
While relaxation time is needed and provided, age-appropriate activities are also thoughtfully planned based around the children’s interests and developmental needs. Activities are practical and hands-on while at the same time enhancing National Curriculum Targets.
Our youngest children might be sent on a skipping treasure hunt to find all the objects that begin with the sound “B”, for example, or you may walk in on a bubbling volcano that the children have created as part of a project on materials and the earth.
When necessary, the children are also individually guided and supervised by our staff in their homework. In addition to our regular programme, activities scheduled into the timetable include a weekly sports session and Arts and Craft class that are led by external teachers.
During the “Happy Holidays” Club, a fun packed schedule is devised that incorporates a mixture of day trips, in-house art and craft days, drama and dance, cooking, sports, science and technology and themed days that may link to an upcoming festival or just be a particular interest of the children at that time. Generally, day trips happen twice a week and at no extra cost and during the longer summer break the children are often given the option to take part in an extensive week of sports e.g. Tennis Camp, Swimming, Multi-Sports etc.
Please note: Our “Happy Holidays” Club generally operates in line with the local state school calendar so if your child has holidays outside of these times then you will need to arrange alternative childcare.