Kids Club

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kids-clubBluecoats Kids Clubs offer a wide range of activities to suit all ages and interests.

Activities for children vary from sports to arts and crafts. Our Club offers a great opportunity for children to try out new activities in a safe environment surrounded by supportive and experienced staff.

The normal opening hours are from 09.00 - 17.00. Busy parents can also take advantage of our Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up options which extends the day from 08.00 to 18.00.

 

FAQs

Are you Ofsted registered?

Bluecoats Kids Club is registered with Ofsted. We had an inspection in December 11 and we received excellent feedback. All other Children’s Activities which Bluecoats run fall under Ofsted’s Voluntary Childcare Register, so all activities comply with Ofsted guidelines.

Who are your staff?

We have a great team of staff working for Kids Club at Bluecoats. Each member brings something different to the team which enhances the experience for the children. We stipulate that our Kid’s Activities Manager, qualified in Childcare to Level 3 is present at all times whilst the Kids Club is running. Other members of staff that we have are First Aid or Lifeguard Qualified, qualified coaches, going through teacher training or are at college. All members of staff hold an enhanced CRB check.

What are the staff to child ratios?

We operate a ratio of 1:8 for children of 5-8 years and 1:10 for 8 years onwards. When we do outside activities we operate under the ratio of 1:5 for all ages.

Who can come to Kids Club?

At Bluecoats we like to follow a fully inclusive policy, so we invite anyone to come and try out the club and see if they like it. The Kids Club is for 5 to 12 year olds inclusive. This runs 4 days a week for three hour sessions. When the time comes for your child to move up to Big Kids Club, a transitional programme can be put together with our Kids Activities Manager to ensure your child’s continued happiness.

What activities are included?

Our sample day shows you the range of activities included in the standard programme. Other activities we offer are trampolining, outside games, parachute, quizzes, mini Olympics, music, drama, basketball, badminton, bench ball, classic games, disco and much more. There is swimming everyday.
We also offer intensive courses in some activities for children who would like further coaching in these activities.

What happens if it rains?

The Kids Club is set in the Grecians Hut, which is a big room with sofas, chairs and tables. Alternatively, it is held in the Scout Hut. These are great places for the children to socialise and play independently when we have breaks and signing in/out. Most of the other activities are based in the Sports Centre, so rain doesn’t affect what we have planned for the day. We always have an activity booked at the Sports Centre, so if it is sunny and we prefer to change the plan we can go outside. We advise that parents supply their child with plenty of drinks, sun cream and hats just in case the weather is hot. When you come to Kids Club we have some forms to fill out, which grant your children permission to do each activity.

What times are you open?

The general day is from 09:00 – 17:00, however you can pay an extra £5.50 to extend your day from 08:00 – 18:00.
We also offer half days from 09:00 – 13:00 and 13:00 – 17:00

Kids Club is run and overseen at all times by a qualified Kid’s Activities Manager. Krystle is more than happy to answer any questions and queries you may have.

Please contact her through the centre or via email on bcskjs@christs-hospital.org.uk

We advise that you do book early to avoid disappointment.