At the club we organise a wide range of activities for you, including;
- Craft activities
- Team games
- Homework support
This is what some of our club members say..
I love the club because it has lots of activities!
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National Occupational Standards in Playwork
In our everyday duties we provide a service which is ‘first class’ with staff that promote good working ‘Playwork’ practices. In our daily duties we adhere to these standards throughout:
Even though the standards focus on and describe work functions, they are based on a number of assumptions and values that underpin good practice in Playwork. The assumptions and values used are not unique; rather, they bring together aspects of other studies of Play and related fields and, above all, the views which people involved in Playwork, especially face-to-face workers, have expressed in the numerous workshops, interviews and discussions which have taken place so far.
All our activity programmes during ‘term and holiday time’ are not set in stone however, children are always given the opportunity to choose activities which may not already be included in the planned programme. Activities may change at short notice, due to weather, demand and availability, but we endeavor to carry out activities as described where possible.
We are conscious that the club’s opening times are during children’s leisure time, and that this is an equally important time for development, opportunities and creativity.
The first assumption is that:
Children’s play is freely chosen, personally directed behaviour motivated within; through play the child explores the world and her or his relationship with it, elaborating all the while a flexible range of responses to the challenges she or he encounters; by playing the child learns and develops as an individual.
The second is that:
Whereas children may play without encouragement or help, adults can, through the provision of an appropriate human and physical environment, significantly enhance opportunities for the child to play creatively and thus develop through play.
In this way, the competent Playworker always aims to provide opportunities for the individual child to achieve her or his full potential while being careful not to control the child's direction or choice.
Further details on the ‘Play Values’ can be found in the club. The National Occupational Standards in Playwork are clearly displayed within our premises
ALL OUR CHILDREN PLAN ALL OUR STIMULATING ACTIVITIES IN OUR WEEKLY MEETINGS WE HOLD. All activities are never ever set in stone and children are freely able to choose activities which may not appear on our planning! Each day there is a 'Staff Lead Activity' were a member of staff has organised a specific activity.
All our Activities incorporate ‘The Every Child Matters’ (E.C.M) green paper 'The Early Years Foundation Stage' (E.Y.D.S)’ for the 0-5 year olds and 'The National Occupational Standards in Playwork'.
The E.C.M paper identifies the five outcomes that are most important to children and young people. The five outcomes are: Be healthy, Stay safe, Enjoy and achieve, Make a positive contribution and Achieve economic well-being. For further information go to EveryChildMatters website.
The E.Y.D.S has 4 ‘principles’ which are: A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development For further information go to E.Y.F.S website.