Our holiday clubs are for 4-14 year olds and run Monday to Friday (excl. bank holidays) during all the school holidays, from our Ofsted registered venues. We are open from 8.30AM to 5.30PM, and all materials and ingredients are provided. To see our holiday club dates go to the homepage where you can download our Holiday club activity schedule. All the dates are also provided for you to choose from when booking online.
At the holiday clubs children can choose any activity from our art, cooking, animation and music activities schedule and attend as many whole or half days sessions as they like , as every activity we run is different. Some children come throughout the whole school holiday; some may come for just half a day. Only half day bookings are accepted for children aged 4 years attending school part-time.
Structure of the day at the Holiday Clubs:
We are open from 8.30AM to 5.30PM, however our main activities are taught from 10AM to 3.30PM. Outside of the main activities we offer a range of games, books and low key creative activities for the children to choose from.
8.30AM – Early start, low key activities, colouring and free drawing.
10AM -majority of the children start to arrive and we settle all the children in together in the main activity room.
We go through the ‘Plan for the Day’ with the children. Children are put into their activity groups and if they have brought a snack with them they will have that whilst the activity leader settles them in to their group and introduces the activity.
12.15PM Morning activity comes to a close.
12.30PM Children staying just for the morning session go home. Children staying for the full day all have lunch together, after which they have some time to play, if the weather permits then we go outside and use the playground to get some fresh air!
1PM – Children attending for just the afternoon session are signed in. Children are then put into their afternoon activity groups and the afternoon session runs until 3.30pm when the majority of the children are collected.
5,30PM– Children who are staying for the later finish are collected for home time.
Please note – children younger than 5 years old who are not yet in full time education may only attend half day sessions, i.e. 10am-12.30pm or 1pm-3.30pm; this is in line with Ofsted recommendations.
What your child needs to bring with them to the holiday club:
All materials and ingredients are provided for the children and included in the price at all of our clubs
If your child is staying with us for the full day at the holiday club they will just need a packed lunch; if they are coming for a half-day session they are more than welcome to bring a snack. We have drinking water and so it is not necessary to send them with a drink unless you wish to.
Please note that to avoid any potential allergy issues, nuts are not permitted on the premises. This includes any snacks that may contain peanuts.
The children will be getting some time outside in the designated playground, unless the weather is not permitting. It is therefore advisable to send them with a coat/sunhat/sun cream depending on the time of year!
Art and Animation Club: We advise that children wear something that it is not precious! You can send them with an old t-shirt or paint- shirt if you like.
Cooking Club: We do have foil containers that the food will be sent home but you can bring your own tin or Tupperware container if preferred.
Ofsted Info & Current Ofsted registered venues:
Our holiday clubs are registered with Ofsted on the Voluntary Childcare Register at the following venues:
|Venue||Ofsted Reg. Number|
|Tapton Secondary School, Darwin Lane Sheff S10 5RG||EY435071|
To download our Kids Arts Academy Parents Information Guide please click here. This guide contains our Safeguarding Policy, Complaints Procedures, and also includes Ofsted’s ‘Requirements for the Childcare Register: childcare providers on non-domestic or domestic premises’.
To go to the Ofsted website and view the information about the necessary requirements to be registered on the Voluntary Childcare Register please click here.
Both of our venues were inspected by Ofsted in 2013 and have received their stamp of approval. As a childcare provider on the Voluntary Childcare Register it is only possible to receive a pass or fail, both inspections were a really postive experience and on both occasions we passed successfully.
Additional Information for Parents:
We take great pride in the quality of service and care that we provide at the Kids Arts Academy and always welcome feedback from parents and children.
Below is some of the information which is also included in the Kids Arts Academy Parents Information Guide.
Please ensure that if your child needs to be administered medication during their time with us that you have given us full details and completed a ‘Consent to administer medication’ form – you can request this by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or download it by clicking here.
Also, please ensure that you have given us the full details on your registration form of any special requirements your child has.
In the event that your child has an accident during their time with us, upon collection of your child, the relevant parent must sign an incident report form so that they are immediately and fully aware of anything that may have occurred to their child that day.
We recognise that parents may want to be able to contact their children during their time at the Kids Arts Academy but we would prefer your children not to bring mobile phones because of the possibility of them being lost, stolen or damaged. Any mobile phones that have a camera must be handed in to one of the adults for the duration of the day.
There are a number of reasons why a child may remain uncollected at the end of the day, perhaps if a parent is delayed or confused about who is collecting or about the time of collection.
Should you be delayed in the collection of your child please call us on 07967 653946
However, if we are not contacted and a child remains uncollected then we will follow the below procedure:
- We will attempt to contact you using the child details information.
- At least two adults will remain with the child until collected.
- We will not allow the child to return home alone or with an unauthorised adult unless we have your permission.
- If after two hours no one arrives to collect the child and we have been unable to contact anyone by telephone, we will call the appropriate local authorities.