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Early Years Foundation Stage

At Out of Hours Kids’ Club, we support the delivery of the EYFS by providing a range of exciting and stimulating play opportunities. We take time to listen to the children and parents and develop play opportunities that will support and reinforce the children’s learning.

Ofsted state: Providers offering care exclusively before and after school or during the school holidays for children who normally attend reception (or older) class during the school day do not need to meet the learning and development requirements. All such providers should discuss with parents and/or carers (and other practitioners/ providers as appropriate, including school staff/teachers) the support they intend to offer.

We will always update you on how your child has been with us at each session and pass on any messages or notes from school.

Starting Reception at Out of Hours Kids’ Club

When you register your child with Kids’ Club, we ask you to fill in an “All About Me” form. This really helps us to get to know your child before they start with us and we can then ensure we can support your child as best we can. You can view and download the All About Me form here.

As of September 2023, we have started creating scrapbooks which we intend to use to document their first year with us – we will include brief observations, art and craft pictures and photographs (with permission.) We hope that you will be able to look back throughout the book and see the wonderful memories your child has made at Kids’ Club and see how they have developed with us.

We have also created an activity called “My First Year At Kids’ Club” which will provide insight to how your child spends their time with us, who they play with, what they like to do and how things develop over the year. This is an activity to be done three times across the year and will be included in the scrapbook.

We provide a range of fun child-led and adult-led play opportunities that link into the children’s interests whilst also supporting the Prime and Specific areas of the EYFS.

The play opportunities and creative activities are chosen by the children.

Behind the scenes we have already used our extensive knowledge to ensure that the equipment and play resources that we provide are not only great fun but provide the children with opportunities to learn, new skills and reinforce existing skills, all while having a great time with their friends.