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Welcome to SC Kids

 

As part of the Sharmans Cross family, SC Kids provide a breakfast club and after school care in a fun and friendly setting.

 

On this page you will find useful information such as booking forms, parent information and current activity planning details. We will be regularly updating this page with photographs and newsletters.

 

We welcome parents and children to come and visit us.  If you would like to look round please call us on the office number of 0121 705 2379 to arrange an appointment.  We would love to see you.

 

Safeguarding

 

We operate the schools Safeguarding Children policy, and in this regard we work closely with the Local Authority. As with all child carers, our organisation is obliged to report any concerns about the welfare of children. Staff members have the obligation to report concerns included in their contract of employment. The full safeguarding policy can be found on the school section of this website under 'Policies'.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for SC Kids is Mrs Lyn Hoban

THE SAFETY OF THE CHILDREN IS PARAMOUNT

Home reports

If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed then you must contact Children Social Work Services and tell them your concerns.

You can report your concerns by calling the Solihull MASH Team on 0121 788 4333

(Monday-Thursday 8.45am-5.20pm, Friday 8.45pm-4.30pm).

If you are calling out working hours (evening, weekends or bank holidays) call the Emergency Duty Team on 0121 605 6060.

If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999

 

Equal opportunities / Special needs

  • Our club provides a safe and caring environment, free from discrimination for everyone in our community including children with additional needs.
  • We respect the different racial origins, religions, cultures and languages in a multi-ethnic society so that each child is valued as an individual without racial or gender stereotyping.
  • We will challenge inappropriate attitudes and practices.
  • We will not tolerate any form of racial harassment.

 

Behaviour/ Anti bullying

  • Children and staff have created rules for acceptable behaviour whilst at the club. These are displayed for everyone to see.
  • Every member in the club is encouraged to have respect for one another. We use the same rules that the children know and use in school. The school /club behaviour policy and anti-bullying policy will be enforced in club.
  • Parents will be contacted if their child’s behaviour is causing unnecessary distress to another child or a member of staff. In extreme circumstances we reserve the right to withdraw our offer of a place, e.g. where the overall safety and security of other children may be at risk.
  • Further information can be found by following the link below.

 

http://www.sharmans-cross.solihull.sch.uk/policies/

 

 

 

 

Data Protection Act 2018:

The club follows the school Privacy Notice and abides by the Freedom of information policy and Data Protection Policy. These documents can be found in full on this website.

Planning and Curriculum links at SC Kids Club.

When staff plan activities as SC Kids they consider the children’s personal interests along with;

The Five Outcomes for Children

  • Enjoy and achieve.
  • Stay safe.
  • Be healthy.
  • Make a positive contribution.
  • Achieve economic wellbeing.

 

The Principles of Play work Practice

  • To extend the choice and control that children have over their play, the freedom they enjoy and the satisfaction they gain from it.
  • Maximize the range of play opportunities. Foster independence and self-esteem.
  • Manage the balance between the need to offer risk and the need to keep children safe from harm.
  • Foster children's respect for others and offers opportunities for social interaction.
  • Recognise the child's need to test boundaries and responds positively to that need.
  • Foster the child's well-being, healthy growth and development.
  • Further Knowledge and understanding, creativity and the capacity to learn.

 

We also aim to compliment the objectives within the school curriculum and look at the subjects the children will be learning about during the term. Wherever possible we will build upon what they are learning in school by complimenting the subjects within our planned activities.

All of our activities incorporate basic skills. When cooking, we weigh and measure, board games include counting skills. Numeracy skills are also reinforced in activities such as the target game others involve spelling or reinforce fine motor skills. Physical activities and games are also provided and outdoor play and learning are an important aspect of our planning.

 

Activities are always offered to the children within a relaxed environment understanding that this is the children’s time to relax and play with their friends. There are no expectations that the children should engage in any particular activity, their time, their choice. If a child expresses a particular interest in an activity or game we will endeavour to provide the equipment or activity to make this possible for the child to enjoy.

 

We are mindful that the children also value this time to build upon their relationships with friends, and make new friends across the year groups. We actively encourage all year groups to mix and children are a member of a team in club, which allows us to include team games and challenges in our activities.

 

f you would like your child to complete homework in club time, we can arrange for this to take place, although please be aware that it can get a little noisy in club, and may be a little difficult to concentrate. Please also note that whilst we encourage the children with their homework, we do not offer tuition in club.

 

Parents are always welcome in our club, we would encourage you to stay a little, or as long as time permits. However we realize that on the whole it is mainly working parents that use our club, and have other children and commitments at the end of the day. It is therefore our objective to inform parents of the activities taking place through notice boards, photograph displays, and newsletters. We welcome your feedback, and you can contact us at any time through the school office or via email.

STOP PRESS

 

 

18/12/2018

  • Good News! Another member of staff has joined our team this week. Welcome to Rose Coton who has lots of experience working with Youth groups.
  • Just to let you know that the date for payment of invoices has been extended until 4th January to allow for the holidays .

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from the SC Kids team.

07/11/2018

Dear all,

Just to let you know that I am very pleased to be able to introduce our new member of staff Anne Alcott to you. Anne is a highly qualified member of staff and will be working both in the breakfast and after school club.

Thank you to all of those parents who have paid their November bills, and a gentle reminder to everyone who has not yet paid.

Finally, can I put out a plea to all parents/carers that we are informed when your child starts or finishes a new club after school, is going home with a friend directly from school at 3.30 or are away sick. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us, and therefore checks are made when they do not arrive in club. We have had so many phone calls home to make recently that, even with two members of staff calling parents, and looking around school to see if they are in a club, time ticks on and by the time we have reached a contact too much time has elapsed.

To ensure that a message gets through to us, please leave a message in the contact book by the registration desk, or call the SC Kids mobile on 07824 419 382. If there is no answer please leave a message, which will be picked up at 3.15 p.m.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

SC Kids Photographs of the Month

First Aiders

Lyn Hoban

Colin Mander

Ansuya Parmar

 

Voucher Information

 

We receive payments from  a number of voucher companies.  Below is the account information they will normally ask parents when setting up schemes with them that you may find useful.

 

Our Ofsted number is 104049.

Care 4 63109424
Edenred P20756314
Fideliti SHA151C
Sodexho 176519
Busy Bees B91 1PH 0r Ofsted No
Kiddivouchers B91 1PH or Ofsted No
Computershare 0008241458
RG Childcare

86283323342

Co -Op Flexible Benefits 85112284

 

 

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