Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
We have had visiting artists such as Jugglers, Magician's, Face Painters, Keep Fit Clubs - these artists support children to develop projects about themselves. Children celebrate Eid, the Chinese New Year, Christmas and Easter when lots of our activities are based around these celebrations.
The children work with creative partnerships to design displays which are on show in the Methodist Church during festivals such as Easter, Harvest Time and Christmas. They help arrange flowers, water and keep the weeds away from the Rock Garden in front of the Church.
"Children are respected as individuals and their emotional security is given high priority. Children's views are also given very high priority. They feel safe and secure and form good attachments with their key person and all other staff members. Parents' views about their child's care, including medical needs, are determined before children start. This enables staff to provide safe and consistent care. In addition, staff successfully work in partnership with the local schools,
which helps children make good progress in their learning and development." OFSTED 2014 REPORT
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.
Our children go on trips to the National Media Museum, Industrial Museum, Bracken Hall on Shipley Glen and Eureka in Halifax. Children over 8 years old can go the swimming baths.
The children can experiment using sand and water outside during the good weather. They take part in story telling, make up their own small drama sessions that develops their communication and language skills.
"Children thoroughly enjoy attending the club. They choose from the wide variety of activities on offer in the three main areas of the club. The activities help children make progress in all areas of learning and development, but particularly promote children's personal, social and emotional development well as they cooperate with each other and are encouraged to be independent. The activities also promote children's physical skills well, as they play football, use the gym equipment, play with hula hoops and dance to music. Teaching and learning is effective because staff are well-qualified and deployed well." OFSTED 2014 Report
The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's developments with parents and/or a key person.
Our club is situated only a 2 minute walk away from Buck Woods where the children can explore and have picnics.They can see squirrels and watch the birds eating from the bird tables placed there by the Friends of Buck Woods. They can enjoy leaf rubbing and the staff also help the children name the different trees.
Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Children are valued and made to feel welcome by our staff that actively show an interest in their development. Children aged five and under are alloocated a key person.
"Staff are very friendly and welcoming. This means children and parents feel at home in the club and good relationships are forged between children, parents and staff. This ensures children's needs and emotional well-being are supported well." OFSTED 2014 Report