The Elm’s October 2020 Half Term timetable

Worcester October 2020 Half Term timetable

Holiday clubs with a difference…

Now based in two locations in Worcestershire!

Worcester
The Sea Scout Hut
Park View Terrace
Worcester
WR3 7AG

The Elms
The Elms School
Colwall
WR13 6EF

WHAT IS CONFI-KIDS?

What, why, when and who!?

I’m Claire – I’m a Mummy of 3 gorgeous babies – first and foremost – but I’m also a trained primary school teacher with a desire to change the world!

For years my passion in life has been filling children with confidence so they feel able and ready to launch themselves into this crazy world, and that is what brought me into teaching and what led me to set up CONFI-KIDS.

From being in the classroom, to private tutoring and now having my own babies, I have seen the world change and the challenges facing our tiny humans grow. I want to take a holistic approach to development and education and want us to be able to see individuality and magic in children and show them how to believe in their own magic too!

The question now is how.. and the answer was to set up CONFI-KIDS holiday clubs. We began in July 2018 with our first Summer Club and this Summer 2020 we are hoping to run Confi-kids from two locations, both our usual Worcester Venue, the wonderful Scout Hut by the River, and then secondly from our new location at The Elms School in Colwall – an AMAZING facility with so much to offer our children and totally fits our ethos.

WHY US?

Not only do we want to provide a holiday club that is easily accessible and warm and welcoming for your children, we want to make it a pleasant experience for you as parents also. With this in mind we offer the following:

  • Flexible drop off and pick up times arranged in advance but to suit you
  • Warm, approachable staff with open lines of communication so you know how your children are coping and what they’re doing whenever you need
  • A guarantee that all staff are DBS checked and thoroughly trained in safeguarding measures, and that we as a club are approved by Ofsted in every venue we run from

WHAT ELSE MAKES US DIFFERENT?

WE ARE:

Unique – we will not count your child as just another body. We will take time to get to know your babies – learn what makes them smile, what gets them fired up and inspires them and we will ENSURE that they feel happy, confident and content at our holiday club.

Caring – I am a mummy myself, and all too aware of the guilt that comes with having to leave your child in the care of someone else. Our aim is to make that process as painless as possible for everyone by creating a club that has flexible pick up and drop off times to fit around your work/plans for the day but to also create a club that your child begs to go to and doesn’t want to leave. I’d like you to think of us as a home from home.

Inspiring – Being a teacher as well as a mummy, the focus on each individual child is SO important to me. We will adapt activities to suit your child where needed and everything throughout the day will be geared around boosting confidence and nurturing the magic within the children – encouraging them to believe in that magic.

Fun – Our activity programmes are diverse, entertaining, creative, exciting and educational! On most days your child will come home with a creation or a story to tell. Our excellent staff run most days but we intersperse this with visiting experts to teach and inspire our Confi-kids.

Holistic – Confidence and passion comes with good boundaries, good nutrition, adequate rest and appropriate role models and inspiration and at Confi-kids we like to think we can offer all of the above. We provide healthy, nutritious snacks during the morning and afternoon sessions and if you’re staying with us past 5pm we will all enjoy a home cooked meal together. From 2020 we are also introducing a 10 minute fun, yoga style session before activities start each morning and a 10 minute reflection and gratitude time at the end of each afternoon.

Our Activities

At Confi-Kids we believe in a holistic approach to Childcare and our activities reflect this. We have a mix of busy active activities interspersed with chill out and calm work. Our activities are structured to each age group and each individual child – we want your child to feel super confident and proud of what they’ve achieved after every session they spend with us.

We are open 8am – 6pm for children aged 3-11

We offer flexibility when it comes to drop off and pick up times, so let us know what time suits you and we can work it out! 

Our prices are:

Full day (8am-6pm) – £35
Part day (6 hour block, eg 9-3) – £25
Any additional hour – £2.50
10% discount for siblings attending the same session.

How we’re adapting to COVID-19 challenges…

Whilst we are very aware that the guidelines are changing frequently – we are basing our planning and provision on current guidelines (as at May 24th) and will continue to reassess the situation and our provision as new information and guidance arises.

We are very aware these guidelines may seem extreme and somewhat
frightening – our aim is to keep your children, you and our staff as safe as
possible. However – we want to role this out in a positive light and rather than it being scary for our little people we’d like to reframe it as ‘new, exciting, better measures to keep us all safe.’

As it currently stands we will be implementing the following procedures:

Drop off and Pick Up

• If numbers require, we will stagger drop off and pick up times, and we ask
that only 1 adult enters the venue.
• There will be a one way system of drop off and pick up to ensure minimal
contact.
• We will ask that anybody coming into the venue washes their hands
before entering – there will be facilities set up for this.
• We will be taking the temperature of the children (and staff) before they
enter club. If anyone has a temperature of over 37.8 they will be asked to
return home. These temperatures will be recorded daily.
• We ask that children bring enough food into club to provide snacks as
well as lunch and a good size drink bottle. We will not be providing any
food this summer, we will of course fill up drink bottles as often as
necessary.
• We also ask that no toys or other items from home are brought into club
other than the essentials needed for the day!

Throughout the day
• We will be working with the children to teach them hand washing songs
and hands will be washed at various intervals during the day.
• The venue and equipment will be cleaned throughout the day.
• Children will be grouped into ‘bubbles’ of between 8 & 15 children. Each
group will have 1 or 2 allocated staff members.
• Groups will be kept separate as much as possible.
• We will do as many of our activities as we can outside – we hope to picnic
outside for lunch and will make the most of the beautiful grounds we have
at both settings.

As we get nearer to club opening I will be back in contact to let you know definite procedures for the time you are at club.