Kids Club

Welcome!

Welcome to St. Paulinus Kids Club! We are a non-profitable, fully Ofsted registered childcare providers based in the school grounds of St. Paulinus Primary School. We offer care for all children between the ages of 4 – 16 from any school in the district.

As we are located within the school grounds, we have access to different areas around the school including the school hall; the dance studio; the library; the playground; the school fields; the secret garden and also the school’s animal enclosure. We also have our own secluded outdoor play area with decking, grass and a planting area for the children to enjoy.

Collection of children:

St Paulinus Kids Club promises to provide a safe and secure environment for all children at all times. All entrances and exits are secure and the main school entrance is the only one used by us. Parent/ carers must ring the outdoor bell on the gate on the main road outside school which rings the Kids Club bell in the hall where a member of staff will identify the parent/ carer before they gain access into the school grounds. If Kids Club staff do not recognise an individual who has come to collect a child then Kids Club staff will not allow that individual to take the child unless the child’s parent/ carer has given permission and has given a password to the individual.

Outside Agencies:

St Paulinus Kids Club is fully registered with Ofsted and complies by their standards of childcare. We liaise with Sure Start settings and other schools around the area too. We also have a childcare development coordinator from KEYS, Gillian Haigh, who makes regular visits and has regular meetings with staff about our care.

 

Meet the Team!

Sara Shires (Directing Manager)

Level 3 Play Work

HND Business & Finance

 

Rachael Shaw (Deputy Manager)

Level 3 Play Work

 

Kirsty Shires (Play Worker)

Level 3 Childcare

BA (Hons) Early Years

 

Katie Cooper-Dine (Play Worker)

Level 2 Play Work

 

Richard Herrington (Play Worker)

 

 

Lisa East-Chadwick (Chef)

 

Level 3 Health and Social

Lisa Hemmingway (Treasurer)

 

Level 3 Play Worker

Jacob Miles Shires (Play Worker)

Level 1 Sports Leadership

 

All staff/ volunteers are fully DBS checked before they are allowed access into the setting to work with our children.

Juniors:

We also have children from St John Fishers Academy who come to us on selected nights to help out and gain work experience in our setting. The majority of the juniors we have are children who used to attend our childcare setting when they were younger. 

 

Opening Hours/ Pricing:

Term Time:

School Holidays:

Morning session – 7am8:50am. Includes breakfast (£6 per child)

 

Afternoon session – 3pm6pm. Includes teatime snack (£9 per child)

All day childcare 7:30am-5:30pm.

Includes breakfast and teatime snack (£25 per child)

 

Late Charges:

If you arrive later than the collection time stated previously in either term time or school holiday time, then you will incur a £5 late charge for every 15 minutes that you are late after the set closing time. We are unable to accept children outside of these set opening times as we are solely insured for the children between the hours of 7am and 6pm. This applies to all late collections of children.

Payments:

We accept many types of payments, including cheque, cash, standing orders, bank transfers and childcare vouchers. Fees are payable weekly or monthly depending on your preference. Our bank details for payments are as followed:

HSBC – St Paulinus Kids Club

Account Number01619586

Sort Code – 40-19-17

Please note: arrears will result in termination of child’s place.

 

Policies and Procedures:

We follow a series of Policies and Procedures to ensure all our staff and children are safe at all times. The Policies and Procedures file is available for parent/ carers to read and access at all times. Including:

  • Behaviour Policy

St Paulinus Kids Club will not tolerate disruptive or inappropriate behaviour of any kind and has the right to exclude with immediate effect any children who puts themselves, the staff or any other child’s safety at risk.

  • Medication Policy

St Paulinus Kids Club will not administer medication of any kind other than inhalers without parental consent (except in cases where an allergy has occurred). If your child does require medication of any kind, please inform Sara Shires (Director) or Rachael Shaw (Deputy Manager) and fill out a medication form.

  • Accident Policy

Should your child have an accident whilst attending St Paulinus Kids Club, then a certified member of staff will administer appropriate first aid on them. An accident form will also be filled out immediately stating full details of the accident that has occurred. This form will then be filed and stored within the accident file at work (copies can also be made for home too if necessary).

Communication with School:

We also have a duty to report any concerns or suspicions of any child in our care to the head teacher of St Paulinus Primary School, Mrs. Roxanna Darcy, and to Social Services (Children’s Act 1989) at Kirklees Safeguarding Children’s Board (KSCB).

Confidentiality:

Please note that all information given to us in this registration pack is confidential. If any details change then please notify Sara or Rachael immediately to ensure we always have up to date details for your child.