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New Starters – September 2021

If you have applied for your child to start Reception in September 2021 and are interested in them coming to Kids’ Club, please email us on info@outofhours-kidsclub.com and we can send you new starter information and add you to the list to receive an application form when they become available for new parents.

Please note, we can only provide childcare for those children who attend Booker Avenue, Dovedale Primary and Woolton County Primary.

New Starters – September 2021
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January Lockdown Update

Notice to all parents and carers:

We will be operating our services for breakfast club and after school at our schools – Booker Avenue, Dovedale and Woolton Primary for children of key workers and critical workers.

We will be at school as normal tomorrow morning for breakfast club and we will update you as our plans develop.

Please stay safe! x

January Lockdown Update
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Dovedale Management Update – December 2020

Dear Parents and carers of Dovedale Kids’ Club,

It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing that our friend and colleague Jeannette Davies, the Site Manager of Dovedale Kids’ Club is retiring at the end of term.

Jeannette has been the Site Manager at Dovedale for the past 10 years and first started working for the company in 2004.

Jeannette has decided to retire to be able to spend more time with her family.

From January, Sarah Barnard will become the Site Manager and Sonya Ahmed will become the Breakfast Club Manager. They will be supported by Debbie Tambourini as the Junior After School Club Manager.

Sonya has been working for Kids’ Club since 2018 and Sarah has been with us since 1999!

We would like to thank Jeannette for her years of hard work and dedication to the hundreds of children she has looked after over the years. We will miss her so much!

Jeannette wanted to share a message with you all:

Dear Parents,

You will have heard by now that I am retiring from Dovedale Out of Hours Kids’ Club at the end of this term. I have had a long career in childcare culminating in ten very happy years at Dovedale.

I will be very sad to leave Dovedale and Kids’ Club and I know I will miss seeing the children, staff and parents who have made my job at Kids’ Club so rewarding.

Many of you will know that I have two daughters who live in Wales and Holland and I am planning longer visits to them and their families. I have four grandchildren and a great grandson. School pick-ups will be something that I can do as a grandmother! I also enjoy walking, so I plan to continue this during my retirement.

I will be keeping in touch with Sarah and the rest of the staff team and look forward to hearing how our Dovedale family is.

Best wishes to you all.

Jeannette

Dovedale Management Update – December 2020
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End of Term – Christmas 2020

Our schools will be closing on Friday 18th December for the Christmas break per the following times:

Booker: 4:30pm

Dovedale: 4:30pm

Woolton: 5:45pm

Have a brilliant break and see you in the new year!

End of Term – Christmas 2020
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Returning to Kids’ Club – Dovedale Primary

Dear Parents and Carers, we will be back operating at Dovedale from Monday 7th September and wanted to share the following information with you.

We cannot wait to see you and your children – we really have missed you all so much!

Bubbles:

As previously mentioned, the children will be kept in the same bubbles as they have been in during the school day. For Dovedale this will be in year groups.

Drop off and pick up:

Drop off for Breakfast Club and pick up for After School Club will be at the main school entrance on Herondale Road. A member of staff will be there to sign your child in and out.

Please follow the one way system at the gates per the tape that the school have put up, in line with the school’s procedures.

When queueing for drop off or pick up, please ensure to practice social distancing and stay 2m apart from other people. If you or any member of your household has been displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please do not bring your child to Breakfast Club and ensure you notify the school.

Breakfast Club:

Please make sure your child has clean hands when they arrive at Kids’ Club in the morning. There will be sanitiser stations throughout our site for the children to use.

If you have two or more children attending, they have to be in separate bubbles per the headteacher’s guidance (unless they are in the same class and bubble at school.)

The children will be split between the Infants Hall and the Junior Halls to ensure that there is plenty of space. All of the bubbles will be socially distanced with a space of 2m around each space where possible. Reception and Year 1 will be on the Infants side and Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be on the Juniors side, spread out across the canteen, the music room and the gym.

The children will be served their breakfast and afterwards have table top games and activities they can do.

The children will wash their hands when they are finishing up at breakfast club so they are ready to start the school day nice and clean and we will take the children up to class meeting point per their staggered start times.

Please bear your child’s start time in mind when bringing your child to breakfast club, to ensure that there is enough time with us in the morning to make sure they have time to eat. Please arrive no later than 8:30am.

After School Club

When picking up at after school, please queue at the Herondale entrance. There will be a member of staff there to arrange collection of your child and sign them out. We will get your child ready and bring them out to you.

During the afternoon, the children will be split between the Infants Hall and the Junior Halls to ensure that there is plenty of space.

Following government guidance, we will try to ensure that the children play outside as much as possible and keep the bubbles apart from each other as much as possible.

The children will wash their hands when they come to us and there will be antibacterial gel and foam around the setting that they will be encouraged to use as the session goes on.

Please arrive no earlier than 3:45pm to pick up your child.

We will keep our daily pick up lists as a form of record to state who was in each bubble and which member of staff was with that bubble, in case a child or member of staff reports signs of Covid-19, we can trace who they have been in contact with.

We have a massive amount of fun outdoor equipment that can be cleaned after each use at the end of each session to ensure a wide variety of exciting play. Nothing will be shared across bubbles during each session.

The Bubbles will have their own:

Toys – sets will be rotated on a weekly basis with a wide range of options. They will be cleaned daily and then at the end of the week the next bubble will get that set.

Books – which are age relevant and that can be wiped down.

Tablets and games consoles which will be cleaned after each use

Art and craft selection – Felt tips, pencils, colouring in and class pack art and crafts.

As always, we will do our utmost to safeguard your children and we want to make sure you feel safe and relaxed that your children will be safe with us.

We also want you to tell your children that we have missed them and we are so excited to see them and have fun at Kids’ Club like we normally do!

Kind regards,

Jeannette, Debbie and the Dovedale Kids’ Club Team 🙂

Contact Details:
Jeannette: 07960416559
Debbie: 07434249466

Returning to Kids’ Club – Dovedale Primary
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Returning to Kids’ Club – Woolton Primary

Dear Parents and Carers, we will be back operating at Woolton Primary from tomorrow, 2nd September and wanted to share the following information with you.

We cannot wait to see you and your children – we really have missed you all so much!

Bubbles:

As previously mentioned, the children will be kept in the same bubbles as they have been in during the school day. For Woolton this will be in class groups.

Drop off and pick up:

Drop off for Breakfast Club and pick up for After School will be at the gate at the entrance to the mobile (our usual base.) A member of staff will be there to guide your child inside. There will be markers on the ground.

Please follow the one way system that the school has in place, to enter through the Out Lane entrance and to exit through Hunts Cross Avenue.

When queueing for drop off or pick up, please ensure to practice social distancing and stay 2m apart from other people. If you or any member of your household has been displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please do not bring your child to Breakfast Club and ensure you notify the school.

Breakfast Club:

Please make sure your child has clean hands when they arrive at Kids’ Club in the morning. There will be sanitiser stations throughout our site for the children to use.

If you have two or more children attending, they have to be in separate bubbles per the headteacher’s guidance (unless they are in the same class and bubble at school.) A member of staff will sign your child in.

The children will be split between the mobile (our normal base) and the infants hall to ensure that there is plenty of space. All of the bubbles will be socially distanced with a space of 2m around each space where possible.

The children will be served their breakfast and afterwards have table top games and activities they can do.

The children will wash their hands when they are finishing up at breakfast club so they are ready to start the school day nice and clean and we will take the children up to class per their staggered start times. Please bear your child’s start time in mind when bringing your child to breakfast club, to ensure that there is enough time with us in the mornings to make sure they have time to eat.

After School Club

When picking up at after school, please enter through the Out Lane entrance and exit through Hunts Cross Avenue, per the school’s one way system. We will get your child ready and bring them out to you.

During the afternoon, the children will be split between the mobile (our usual base) and the infants hall. We will have split registration times so the children are not all in the mobile and the infants hall at the same time, despite them being separated and social distancing measures between the bubbles being in place. We also feel that it’s best to keep them outside and the bubbles apart from each other as much as possible.

The children will wash their hands when they come to us and there will be antibacterial gel and foam around the setting that they will be encouraged to use as the session goes on.

We will keep our daily pick up lists as a form of record to state who was in each bubble and which member of staff was with that bubble, in case a child or member of staff reports signs of Covid-19, we can trace who they have been in contact with.

When we return to school, the Reception children won’t be with us until 21st September, allowing for additional space for the infants and also more time for us to plan the setting and flow of the site as we have not been able to visit the school site until the 2nd September.

We have a massive amount of fun outdoor equipment that can be cleaned after each use at the end of each session to ensure a wide variety of exciting play. Nothing will be shared across bubbles during each session.

The Bubbles will have their own:

Toys – sets will be rotated on a weekly basis with a wide range of options. They will be cleaned daily and then at the end of the week the next bubble will get that set.

Books – which are age relevant and that can be wiped down.

Tablets and games consoles which will be cleaned after each use

Art and craft selection – Felt tips, pencils, colouring in and class pack art and crafts.

As always, we will do our best to safeguard your children and we want to make sure you feel safe and relaxed that your children will be safe with us.

We also want you to tell your children that we have missed them and we are so excited to see them and have fun at Kids’ Club like we normally do!

Kind regards,

The Woolton Kids’ Club Team 🙂

Returning to Kids’ Club – Woolton Primary
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Returning to Kids’ Club – Booker Avenue

Please see the below document with regards to updates for returning to Booker Avenue Kids Club.

Bubbles:

As previously mentioned, the children will be kept in the same bubbles as they have been in during the school day. For the infants this will be in year groups and for the juniors this will be in class groups.

Drop off and pick up:

Drop off for Breakfast Club and pick up for After School will be at the Infants School entrance.

When queueing for drop off or pick up at the Infants School entrance, please ensure to practice social distancing and stay 2m apart from other people. If you or any member of your household has been displaying any of the symptoms of Covid-19, please do not bring your child to Breakfast Club and ensure you notify the school.

Breakfast Club:

Please make sure your child has clean hands when they arrive at Kids’ Club in the morning. There was be sanitiser stations throughout our site for your child to use and we have the safety data sheets available for them.

At breakfast club, we will have a member of staff on the gate who will guide you down to Kids’ Club. The infants will enter the school at the canteen at the usual double doors entrance and the juniors will enter the canteen at the automatic doors entrance. If you have two or more children attending, they have to be in separate bubbles per the headteacher’s guidance (unless they are in the same class and bubble at school.)

At breakfast club, the infants will sit separated in their bubbles. The juniors will be separated into their class bubbles. All of the spaces will be socially distanced with a space of 2m around each space where possible.

The children will be served their breakfast and afterwards have table top games and activities they can do.

The children will wash their hands when they are finishing up at breakfast club so they are ready to start the school day nice and clean and we will take the children up to class per their staggered start times.

After School Club

When picking up at after school, please enter through the infants gate and walk down through the car park. We will get your child ready and bring them out to you. Please use the pedestrian pathway to leave the school.

During the afternoon, we will have staggered registration times so the children are not all in the canteen and hall at the same time, despite them being separated and social distancing measures between the bubbles being in place. We feel that it’s best to keep them outside as much as possible and the keep the bubbles apart from each other as much as possible.

The children will wash their hands when they come to us and there will be antibacterial gel and foam around the setting that they will be encouraged to use as the session goes on.

We will keep our daily pick up lists as a form of record to state who was in each bubble and which member of staff was with that bubble, in case a child or member of staff reports signs of Covid.

When we return to school, the Reception children won’t be with us until 21st September, allowing for additional space for the infants and also time for us to plan the setting and flow of the site as we have not been able to visit the school site until the 1st September.

We have a massive amount of fun outdoor equipment that can be cleaned after each use at the end of each session to ensure a wide variety of exciting play. Nothing will be shared across bubbles during each session.

The Bubbles will have their own:

Toys – sets will be rotated on a weekly basis with a wide range of options. Cleaned daily and then at the end of the week the next bubble will get that set.

Books – which are age relevant and that can be wiped down.

Tablets and games consoles which will be cleaned after each use

Art and craft selection – Felt tips, pencils, colouring in and class pack art and crafts.

As always, we will do our best to safeguard your children and we want to make sure you feel safe and relaxed that your children will be safe with us.

We also want you to tell your children that we have missed them and we are so excited to see them and have fun at Kids’ Club like we normally do!

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

The Booker Kids Club Team 🙂

Returning to Kids’ Club – Booker Avenue
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Returning to Kids’ Club – September 2020

Dear Parents and carers, we hope you and your families are all well.
 
We would like to thank you for your patience during the past few months. It has been such a strange and difficult time for us; our staff have been furloughed since March and unable to work, so it has been hard to follow procedures and timelines as normal. We could not afford to bring staff back to work while we have had no income coming in, but we are tracking on schedule and the good news is that we will be reopening in September across all sites. It is such a relief to actually say that!
 
We wanted to get in touch to give you a brief overview of our plans to reduce the risk of infection: 
  • We will be operating in bubbles, in the same way that the schools are (either by classes or by year group depending on each head teacher’s strategy.)
  • Our play workers will each look after a bubble and the Site Manager will ensure the safety and flow of each site.
  • In order to adhere to the space guidance for social distancing, we have had to reduce the number of children attending and the headteachers have been able to give us some additional space in order for us to operate in bubbles and with social distancing which we are grateful for.
  • There will be surplus PPE for the Kids’ Club staff, including masks, gloves, aprons and plenty of hand sanitiser. At this moment in time, we do not know if teachers or play workers will have to wear masks in schools but we will have them, just in case we need to. 
  • We are planning on employing a cleaner to monitor and clean the toilets during breakfast club and after school. 
  • There are some members of our staff who also work in the schools where we operate. In order to maintain the integrity of the bubbles, these staff will be moved to the Kids’ Club at the school where they are employed and they will only work at one Kids’ Club site for the time being so we will have cohesive, single-site teams.
 
Breakfast Club
We understand that parents will not be able to come onto the school premises, therefore a member of staff will greet the children and walk them to Kids’ Club – please observe social distancing at the school entrance while waiting for Kids’ Club to open. After breakfast club, we will take the children to class as normal, slightly staggered per the school timings. The children will be in bubbles with table top games to play with and art and craft class packs to do when they have finished their breakfast. 
 
After School Club 
We will collect the children from their classrooms (or class teachers will bring them to Kids’ Club – depending on individual school plans) and the children will remain in the same bubble to play and eat together. Historically, Ofsted have encouraged childcare providers to let children serve themselves at break time, however we will have to serve the children during this time. We don’t think that the menus will change too much, and we will always cater to all dietary needs. 
We want to encourage the children to play outside as much as possible and be in the fresh air. The playgrounds have had to be separated for the bubbles and we will be adhering to these spaces too. 
At the end of the session, when you arrive to pick up your child, a member of staff will walk them to the entrance where we will have the register for you to sign them out. 
 
We will be able to go into the schools on the Inset day ahead of the first day of school so we can put this all into practice and set up logistically how this will all work. We think it will be a case of tweaking as we go and our teams will adapt to new situations as they arise. 
 
The safety of the children is always at the forefront of what we do and this has been the central focus in planning our return to schools, to ensure that the children, staff and parents are safe. We will be meeting with the staff over the next two weeks to take them through the new directives from the government and schools and ensure they feel safe and happy about returning to work. 
 
We want to make sure that you feel safe about sending your children back to Kids’ Club, so please email us if you have any questions or concerns and we will be happy to answer them.
As things seem to be ever changing, we will hopefully be able to update you closer to September with any further plans or development.
 
We will also be in touch over the next week with the yearly invoices.
 
Kind regards and see you soon! 
Kids’ Club 
Returning to Kids’ Club – September 2020
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COVID-19/School Closures

Whilst the schools have closed we have had to temporarily close our Kids Clubs at Booker Avenue, Dovedale Primary and Woolton Out Lane. We do not expect parents to pay fees while we are not operating and any fees that we have received during this time can be used towards credit on your account.

Please take care during this time! We are missing our children, staff and parents dearly!

COVID-19/School Closures
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