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Thank you for expressing an interest in registering your child/children with Little Gremlins Out Of School Club.

 

This prospectus has been written to provide parents with some general information about the Out Of School Club.

 

Little Gremlins is a privately run organisation set up and run by a qualified and experienced nursery manager holding a NNEB in childcare and level 3 in management.

 

As parents and carers, we need to be sure that our children are safe, well looked after and enjoying themselves to give us peace of mind whilst we work, study or take a break.

 

The club operates from two sites, St Winifreds Infants School and Brindishe Manor School. Our aim is to provide parents and carers with a reliable and consistent service in a safe, secure and stimulating environment for the children.

 

The children are introduced to a variety of activities, which are planned to stimulate and encourage development within the 7 Learning Areas.

 

Little Gremlins Out Of School Club is OFSTED registered and a member of 4children, the national organisation for Out Of School Clubs. Little Gremlins is also a Play Safe Gold policy holder.

 

Little Gremlins has qualified and caring staff who work as a team to ensure that we exceed parents and carers expectations as well as meeting the requirements of OFSTED. Our intake of children is from ages 4-11 years old in full time education.

 

Aims and Proposals

Little Gremlins aims to provide a safe and stimulating environment. High quality childcare provision for parents of children aged 4-11 years old at an affordable price, meeting all registration and inspection requirements set by OFSTED.

 

The children are collected from school at the end of their school day by an experienced play worker who will also be their key worker.

 

Quality Statement

The management and staff at Little Gremlins value the relationships with both parents and carers. Little Gremlins is fully committed to provide and continuously improve our service to its users so ensure top quality play and care for each child.

 

Child Protection

Little Gremlins first priority is the protection of the children in our care. We are committed to the Lewisham Early Years Child Protection procedure and guidelines. We ensure that all our staff are aware of the possible signs and symptoms of children at risk and their responsibility to report concerns and keeping concerns confidential.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Little Gremlins seek to be inclusive of all its users. All children irrespective of their cultural, social, religious, ethnic background or ability will be encouraged to make a positive contribution towards activities within the club in order to enrich the development of all.

 

Discipline

Little Gremlins staff will treat all children with respect; equally children will be expected to treat each other and staff with respect and consideration. Any staff member found not respecting children in their care will be subject to disciplinary proceedings.

 

Little Gremlins will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour, bullying and harassment. The aim of Little Gremlins is to ensure appropriate and social behaviour with a gentle and consistent approach. Inappropriate behaviour is discussed with the child and parent/carer to ensure a consistent approach. Persistent inappropriate behaviour may result in your child's place being withdrawn.

 

Arrival and Departures

Parents and carers are asked to notify Little Gremlins of all absences by Text.

 

Breakfast club: All children must be signed in by the person dropping them off. If a child makes their own way to and from school they must sign themselves in and a letter will be required giving parental consent for this.

After school: All children must be signed out by the person collecting them for safety and security reasons. The after school hours are strictly 3:15pm - 6:00pm. Only authorised persons will be allowed to collect children from our care.

School holidays: All children must be signed in and out. Operating hours are 8:00am - 6:00pm.

 

Children will not be released into the care of any person other than those previously named to us. Your child's safety and welfare is uppermost and we must state that there are no exceptions to this rule.