Schools Out Clubs

We provide care for children aged 3 - 11 years that are clean and toilet trained. During the school holiday our holiday club at the Balham site opens each morning at 8:00am and shuts at 6:30pm. We provide children that arrive before 9:00am with a breakfast and all the children are given a mid morning snack and afternoon tea, the children will also need to bring a packed lunch.

 

Each day the children follow planned, prepared fun activities.

 

Our holiday club is packed full of fun and includes trips out to many of London's museums, commons, parks, and adventure playgrounds and in the summer includes the seaside.

 

The club provides this all for one price with no additions.

 

We provide holiday care every School holiday apart from the Christmas period as the centre is shut.

 

The holiday club will be open this easter from 6th - 16th April.

Please contact michaelbcc@btconnect.com to enquire.

Contact numbers for when children are out on trips: 075 1010 4807 / 079 7609 4062

email: michaelbcc@btconnect.com

Activity Program

Food Menu

 As an alternative to the planned breakfast menu we also provide every day a selection of cereals, toast, yoghurt or fresh fruit.

 

As an alternative to the planned afternoon tea menu we also provide cheese and crackers, yoghurt or fresh fruit.  We cater for all children’s dietary needs and provide a non – meat alternative when requested.

OUR DAILY SCHEDULE

The Club opens at 8am, each day on arrival you must register. During the current pandemic we ask that you do not enter the building. Please ring the bell at the top of the basement stairs and a staff member will come out to you. Children will be shown where to put their coats and bags.

 

Breakfast Time

Breakfast is served between 8 – 9am, with a choice of from the menu or toast, cereal, fruit, and yogurt, please ask for our menu for the full range on offer.

 

Play Time

The friendly and well-supervised club, ensure all new children feel welcomed by others by pairing them up with a buddy for the first day; this helps them to settle in very quickly. Children are placed in a small group of 15 children and this will be same group during their stay at the club.

The children are free to play or participate in a planned variety of activities, which include:

  • Imaginative, physical, and construction play.

  • Small groups to do games Workshops e.g. art/crafts, cooking and sports.

 

The club also provides outside play all this adds up to a fun filled day.

 

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we are unable to offer our usual day trips.

We will be taking children to the local park which requires no transport, so please ensure children wear practical footwear.

 

Lunch Time

Children require a pack lunch each day, and please include any drinks in plastic bottles as this allows the children to take a drink and save some for later..

Due to the number of children with nut allergies we ask that you don’t include nuts or any foods that include/contain nuts in pack lunches.

 

Tea Time

Teatime is a pleasant social time with children sitting down to enjoy the tea which includes items such as sausage and mash, soup and roll or pasta. In additional to the menu item, children can also choice from cheese and crackers, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

Children receive a drink with their tea, and drinking water is available all day when children want an additional drink.

 

Home Time

At the end of the day parents collect children from the staff member at the top of the stairs, on arrival please ring the bell and a staff member will come out.

Sorry but no parents are allowed into the building.

If you need to talk to a staff member please telephone.

A late fine will be incurred after 6.30pm.

Contact numbers for when children are out on trips: 075 1010 4807 / 079 7609 4062

 

 

Dressing Your Children for the Holiday Club

 

Please remember our programme includes lots of trips off site to parks and commons therefore:

 

Children need to be dressed in clothes that are comfortable and suitable for playing both inside and out doors.

 

Children need to wear footwear that is suitable for walking and physical activities.

 

No Wellington boots please.

 

A light coat/rain jacket just in case the weather changes.

 

Day Trips to the Beach

Due to Covid restrictions we will not be able to go on any trips other than to the local common or park. 

• Children will need to bring a change of clothes that are suitable for playing on the beach.

 

• If children are going to paddle they must have something to change into, either shorts with a t-shirt or a bathing costume.

 

• A towel will also be required by all children whether they are going into the water or not, as this will be used to sit on at lunch-time and to help remove the sand from them when we are getting dressed to come home.

 

• They will need to wear footwear that is suitable for walking.

 

• A light coat/ rain jacket just in case the weather changes.

 

Terms and conditions

 

1. All bookings a deposit of £20 and the remaining balance is then paid on your first day of attendance. to guarantee your child’s place you must make a deposit for that week.

 

2. You must fill in a registration form for each child before they attend the club. we will not under any circumstance allow your child to attend the club without doing so.

 

3. Your child/children’s places will not be confirmed until payment is received.

 

4. If you cancel any bookings then we will not be able to return the deposit, which is half of the total fee for each week booked.

 

5. You cannot transfer days over to the following week, if you book five days then those days must be used Monday to Friday the same week.

 

6. If your child is sick we will transfer the deposit to the next holiday club.

 

7. You must return this form before 3pm on Thursday 31st April 2021. We will not accept any on the door bookings as children will be placed into bubbles.

 

8. We can accept children from ages 3 - 11 but due to having no nappy changing facilities at the Centre we cannot accept children that have not been toilet trained.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Balham
Community Centre

020 8673 4350

jackiebcc@btconnect.com

michaelbcc@btconnect.com

 

91 Bedford Hill

Balham, London

SW12 9HE

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