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Times – amended during COVID-19 Prices
Full Day 9.30am til 4.30pm £55
Half Day currently n/a
8.30am to 9.30am £7
4.30 till 5.30pm currently n/a
Please note that once we are through the pandemic we will be returing to offering half day sessions and a late finish.

Venues

Where Days open Ofsted registered How to book
Tapton Secondary School
S10 5RG
Mon to Fri every school holiday ( excl. bank holidays)  

PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING COVID-19 WE ARE UNABLE TO USE THIS VENUE

Book online
Girl Guides OAC S11 7TG Mon to Fri every school holiday ( excl. bank holidays) Not yet registered. Book online
Hallam Community Hall S10 4BD Last day of every school holiday PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING COVID-19 WE ARE UNABLE TO USE THIS VENUE Book online
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Structure of the day

We are open from 8.30AM to 4.30PM, however our main activities are taught from 9.30AM to 4.30PM. Outside of the main activities we offer a range of games, books and low key creative activities for the children to choose from.

We are not running our 8.30AM start during COVID-19

Early start, low key activities, colouring and free drawing.

In order to adapt our activities to COVID-19 and ensure we are lowering the chances of passing on the virus we have changed the length of our opening hours. Our morning activities now start at 9.30am and run through until lunchtime.

At 9.30am the majoity 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.

Morning activity comes to a close.

Children all have their packed lunches, 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!

Children are put into their afternoon activity groups and the afternoon session runs until 4.30pm.

End of the afternoon session. Children are collected to by their parent/guardian.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we cannot offer a late finish. We will be returning to running the later finish after the pandemic.

Usually at this point in the day 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

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 they will just need a packed lunch; if they are coming for a half-day they are more than welcome to bring a snack. We always supply drinking water. Please note that to avoid any potential allergy issues, nuts are not permitted on the premises. This includes any snacks containing nuts.

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 registered Venue ( Voluntary childcare register) Ofsted Reg. Number
Tapton Secondary School, Darwin Lane, Sheffield S10 5RG Not currently registered

Current Venues, Ofsted Info & Current Ofsted registered venues:

Our holiday clubs have been registered with Ofsted on the Voluntary Childcare Register since 2009. The reason the holiday clubs are registered on the Voluntary Childcare register and not the Compulsory Childcare register is that the pupose of the holiday clubs is the creative activity, not the childcare.

Being registered with Ofsted has meant that we can provide parents with the assurance that we have all of the Safeguarding procedures in place. Please see below to download a copy of our Parent’s Information Guide which contains copies of our policies and procedures.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have sadly not been able to access our usual Ofsted registered venues and so as of September 2020 we are not currently registered with Ofsted on the Voluntary Childcare Register. We are currently looking for an alternative venue where we can operate from until we can return to our usual venues and will be re-registering with Ofsted on the Voluntary Childcare as soon as possible.

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.

Medical notes:

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 us 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.

Accident reporting:

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.

Mobile phones:

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.

Uncollected child:

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.