Day Camp Parents Zone
February Half Term: 17 to 21 February 2020
Easter Holiday: 6 to 9 and 14 to 17 April
May Half Term: 26 to 29 May
Summer Holiday: 21 July to 28 August
Arrival and Departure
Our regular day is 10am to 4pm, but you can extend it for no extra charge. Drop off any time between 8.30am and 10am and pick up between 4pm and 5.30pm - the choice is yours.
Late collection is charged at £15 per child, per hour or part hour. Please ensure that you arrive in time to have collected your child by 5.30pm.
Parents must accompany their children to sign in every day. Children are not allowed to leave with adults other than a parent unless previously arranged with us. Children are not allowed to leave by themselves. We do not allow visits unless they are pre-arranged.
What to Bring
Children should not bring valuable items. We take no responsibility if they are lost or damaged.
When it's sunny please note that we are not allowed to supply, or apply sunblock and suggest that you apply it before arrival. A named hat is a good idea.
We provide fresh water all day and a choice of sugar-free squash at morning/afternoon break. There is a choice of fresh fruit and breadsticks at morning break. There is an afternoon treat. If you have allergy concerns, you can check out the products we use, here.
Children must bring a named packed lunch each day. We are unable to heat food or keep it cool.
We are nut free! Please do not include nuts or nut products such as peanut butter in your packed lunch. These can cause a severe allergic reaction in some children, even if they don't eat the nuts themselves.
What to Wear
Children should wear something comfortable (trousers or shorts are ideal) but please be aware that we can get messy.
Please make sure that everything is named. Lost property is kept for one month - we post lost property on our Facebook page.
We must have a completed Day Camp Data Sheet for everyone at day camp. It will make signing in on your first morning a little quicker if you are able to download and complete this in advance.
You can give permission on your data sheet for your child to be included in photographs and recordings that parents may take for their own personal use, during the Friday performance.
Summer Friday Performances
During the summer, there is performance every Friday at 4pm. We ask all children to stay for this.
Everyone is welcome to come and watch the show. It should finish by 4.15pm, but children are still welcome to stay until the end of extended day (5.30pm).
To comply with the Food Safety Act 1990, we're not allowed to share homemade cakes at day camp. If you'd like to send in a shop-bought cake, you are more than welcome.
All information exchanged with anyone involved in day camp is understood to be confidential and will be kept that way.
It is everyone's responsibility to protect children. We have a duty to report any serious concerns regarding children in our care. We take any allegations against our crew members seriously and these will be investigated immediately. Our duty to keep children safe may require us to share information with others involved in protecting children.
We do not encourage children to bring mobile phones. We cannot accept any responsibility for them. If you need to contact your child or us, please use the number below.
We have at least one crew member who has been trained in first aid on site at all times. If your child has an accident we will administer first aid as appropriate. You will be asked to counter-sign the accident form when you collect your child.
If your child will need to take any medicine while they are with us you must complete a medicine administration form before leaving your child. We have a least one crew member on site at all times who is trained in administering emergency injections (subject to you having completed the appropriate consent).
If you have any concerns regarding our accident/emergency procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us and will be happy to talk about things with you.
Compliments and Complaints
We love to know what you think. This way we can find out about things that we do well and the things we need to improve next time. If you have a problem, please speak with Paul in person. Alternatively, you are welcome to call him on 07825 167317.
We will do everything that we can to resolve the situation, to your complete satisfaction, as quickly as possible.
If you wish to make a more formal complaint, we also have a complaints book, in which you are welcome to record your concern.
If you feel unable to speak with us you are able to contact Ofsted directly: Ofsted National Business Unit Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester M1 2WD ofsted.gov.uk
May Half Term:
26 to 29 May
21 July to 28 August
Regular Day: 10am to 4pm
Extended Morning - drop off any time between: 8.30am to 10am (included)
Extended Afternoon - pick up any time between: 4pm to 5.30pm (included)
No charge to extend your day.
Please don't bring valuables.
Don't forget to bring a named packed lunch. We provide snacks and drinks.
Wear comfortable clothes, but be prepared to get messy.
No electronics, please.
Policies and Procedures
Uncollected Child Procedure