Important Information

Importantant Reminders:

Our Objective

Kidz Enterprise welcome's all children and pride ourselves on providing a safe and stimulating environment for the children attending our clubs.

We achieve this by:

  • Having dedicated staff who ensure the needs of all children who attend the breakfast and after school club are met.
  • Providing the children with a healthy breakfast before school and healthy snacks after school.
  • Our staff act as role models and interact with the children to help them develop mentally, physically and creatively.
  • Ensuring parents are involved as much as possible in the club through consultation
  • Ensuring that as a club we strive to meet best practice bench marks through staff training and continuous professional development.
  • Working to our policies and procedures and ensuring that they are reviewed annually.
  • Recruiting staff using safer recruitment practices.

Opening Hours

Breakfast Club: 7.30am until school begins
After School Club: school end until 6pm.

Clubs run five days a week during term time. During School Holidays we also offer a Holiday Club.

Our club closes at 6pm late collections will be charged at £10 per fifteen minutes or part thereof. This is to cover staff and other costs.

Activities

At Kidz Enterprise we believe play is essential to each aspect of a child’s development. Children have the opportunity to interact with children of different ages, thereby strengthening their social confidence.

Staff provide a child led environment, allowing the children to make choices from the varied activities on offer which are supervised at all times: team games, arts and craft sessions and organised outdoor/indoor sports.

Staff plan activities ahead of time using the children’s input and being led by their interests but with the flexibility to adapt when necessary. We also ensure that we incorporate celebrations, events and festivals to develop their understanding of the world.

Children who are new to Kidz Enterprise

When children first join the Breakfast/Afterschool club there is a period of induction. During this period a member of staff will outline the club’s rules and routines. Another child will usually be allocated to act as the new child’s buddy for the first few sessions. Each child will also be given the opportunity to complete an ‘All About Me’ sheet which will help the staff to get to know your child and cater activities around their likes and dislikes.

Reception children

As Ofsted registered, Kidz Enterprise follow the Early Year’s Foundation Stage framework safeguarding and welfare requiremnets. We do not formally record observations for children as this is not a requirement of out of school care, but we do provide a link alongside the school and parents to continue the learning and development of your child whilst they are in our care, through the activities and resources we provide, supporting your child to build in confidence, gain skills and acquire knowledge. Each child is allocated a keyworker.

When children first attend, they may be tired after a long day at school and this is accommodated within each club. There is always an area where children can have quiet time and relax or sleep if necessary and it is quite normal for this to happen in the first few weeks.

Security

The safety and welfare of our children is of paramount importance to Kidz Enterprise. Our clubs are risk assessed by staff on a daily basis and staff are trained to identify any hazards.

Our staff can be identified by their Kidz Enterprise uniforms that are clearly marked with the company’s name and logo, Staff also wear photographic ID badges. Staff will be aware of each child’s location, whether they are playing outside or relaxing inside by using walkie talkies to communicate and by conducting regular head counts.

Children in school years reception, 1, 2, and 3 are taken and collected by a member of staff who wear a high-vis vest and are registered into the club by the staff member, children in school years 4, 5, and 6 are able to walk to their class and back to the club each afternoon where they will be greated by a member of staff who will supervise the children to sign in.
When your child is collected at the end of a session you will be greeted by a member of staff who will identify you from the list of collectors you have provided on your child’s details. Any collector not known to the staff will be asked to provide a password and possibly a photo ID. Please note if a person arrives to collect a child and they are not on the list we will be unable to allow the child to leave without speaking to the person who made the booking. This is to ensure we only ever let children leave with and approved person.

Requirements

Before a child can attend Kidz Enterprise the parent/carer must have completed their online registration and child details. If your child requires specific medical or dietary needs we ask for as much detail to be added to your child details as possible to ensure we provide the right care for your child. If their needs are more complex, it is advised that you call us to discuss your child's care as we may require a health care plan to be completed.

If you require a member of staff to assist your child in taking prescribed medication, you must complete the relevant form and also inform the duty manager prior to the medication being administered. We would also ask that you keep your child details up-to-date by noting any regular medicines, allergies or medical conditions accurately on the form and on our online system. We also require that all medication is clearly labelled with the child’s name and date of expiry. Please be aware children will be unable to attend the club if we are not provided with the correct medical equipment.

Breakfast club, if you wish your child to have some breakfast, please make sure they arrive before 8.10am. Afterschool club, whilst staff ensure children are kept hydrated by drinking water we do encourage children to bring a sun hat during warmer days and staff can only assist with sun cream if permission has been given. During wet weather children are advised to bring wet weather clothing. Children are very welcome to bring a change of clothes to change into after school.

Staff

All staff receive appropriate training, such as Safeguarding, Prevent, Paediatric 1st Aid and Food Safety along with the Educare Training Program. All Kidz Enterprise staff work to current and appropriate job descriptions and have been appointed ensuring that they all possess the relevant qualifications. Following a rigorous interview process, all those selected have an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check which is registered on the update service.

First Aid

All Kidz Enterprise staff hold a paediatric 1st Aid certificate which includes First Aid Training including epi-pen use. In addition the Manager and Deputy Manager are trained to use the school Defibrillator. The club holds a first aid box which is available to all staff.

In addition, all staff have received appropriate training how to deal with and record accidents and emergencies. If your child has had an accident whilst at the club, it will be recorded on an accident log form and you will be asked to sign the form as the child’s parent/carer.