General Information

   

Age range: 3 to 12 years (extended according to need).

 

Opening times: Early Birds (at Benhilton site): 7:30am-9am Term-time.

 

After School club: 3.00pm to 6.00pm. 

 

Holiday & INSET (at Malmesbury or Benhilton site): Full day: 9.00am to 6.00pm

                                                                                     Half day: 9.00am to 1.00pm or 2.00pm to 6.00pm

                                                                                     

Schools collected from after school

 

  • KidsZone 8th Morden collects from Abbotsbury, Morden, and Abbey primary school.

  • KidsZone Malmesbury collects from Malmesbury and St Teresa’s Primary school.

  • Benhilton KidsZone collects from All Saints Benhilton and Westbourne Primary School.

  • Children from other schools can attend after school club if they are transported to us.

 

During the holiday club, any child can attend, regardless of school or community they live.

When we are open and closed

Kidszone after school club will be open for 48 weeks of the year. The club closes 2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks in the middle of the summer holidays.

 

Late pick up

If a child is not collected on time the Club reserves the right to charge the parent late collections fees – currently £20.00, then £10.00 per 15 minutes after.

 

Child Protection

KidsZone's first priority is the protection of the children in our care. We ensure that all our staff is aware of the possible signs and symptoms of children at risk and their responsibility to report concerns and keeping concerns confidential. Children will not be released into the care of any person other than those previously named to us. Your child's safety and welfare are uppermost and we must state that there are no exceptions to this rule.

School activity clubs

Benhilton KidsZone & KidsZone 8th Morden: Providing we have staff available, we will offer the service of making a second trip to collect children who wish to take part in after-school activities in September.

If your child would like to take part in one of these activities, please could you let us know by completing a request slip before booking them in, to make sure we are able to return to pick them up. There is a charge of £1.50 per child per club attended for this service and a maximum of 8 children per school per day.

KidsZone Malmesbury: children who wish to take part in after-school activities can do so and will come to us afterwards. Please advise us if your child will be attending a club. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

KidsZone seeks 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.

 

Experience of working with children with disabilities and special needs

We have developed a positive reputation for effective inclusion, across a range of disabilities and special needs including autistic spectrum disorders, hearing impairment, behavioral difficulties, development delay, and communication difficulties.

The ethos of the club is that everyone should be included, and to see working with children who have additional needs as ‘normal’. Children and adults are expected to accept others for who they are and celebrate differences.

 

The club took part in the Barnardos Mentoring Project, which aimed to support the club and staff in providing the best possible support to children with disabilities special needs.

 

Numbers of children

The club is registered for up to 32 under 8’s after school and during holidays, plus additional children over 8 up to a total of 45.

Numbers of staff

The club has a large team of playworkers and volunteers. Our ratios are 1:8 daily during after school and holidays and 1:4 on trips, plus an additional member of staff not counted in the ratio for safety.

Meals and Snacks

Children need to bring a packed lunch to the holiday club. Drinks, snacks, and tea are also provided during the day. Drinks and tea are provided at after school club. 

Payment

We offer a variety of ways to pay for your fees: bank transfer, childcare vouchers, student finance, tax-free childcare, student finance. Please note we do not take cash or cheques.