Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update
It is important that everyone complies with the latest Government guidance on Coronavirus.
We have developed our Safe Operating Procedures based on guidance from the Department of Education and Public Health England specifically for Early Years.
It is important that we adapt our everyday practices to ensure that we continue to offer the staff and children a safe environment. Hygiene and social distancing remain the two key elements of infection prevention and control.
If any symptoms are displayed, families must be alert and self-isolate for the safety of everyone.
Covid-19 appears to affect young children less often and with less severity. Children’s role in its transmission is unclear but it seems that it is not significant.
Compassionate leadership is at the heart of our planned reopening and we will do everything we can to be honest, open and to communicate with you. There will be a lot of anxieties and we acknowledge that it is OK to feel worried and that COVID-19 and the lockdown has had an impact on everyone.
Everyone involved in the day to day running of the clubs will receive appropriate instruction and training on how to operate under the terms of the Safe Operating Procedures. We would be grateful if you could discuss what is covered here with your children before they return to the Club in order to prepare them for some of the changes we have made and reassure them that the Club is a safe place for them to be.
There is always a risk when children come into a childcare setting but we are doing everything possible to minimise this risk. We are constantly updating our procedures to take account of any changes in government or local authority guidelines.
We are working in partnership with all stakeholders and trust that everyone understands and follows these Safe Operating Procedures.
If you have any questions about anything we’ve covered here (or anything else) please don’t hesitate to get in touch – email@example.com
The key principles of these procedures are:
- Any pupil, staff member, parent or visitor with coronavirus symptoms must not attend club and must isolate at home
- Increased cleaning processes are in place, throughout and at the end of the day
- Children and team members will be social distancing as far as possible
- Children will each day stay in key groups (a bubble)
- Bubbles will be in place inside and outside
- Arrival and departure will be staggered and children will be dropped off at separate entrances, where this is possible.
- Parents will not come on site or visit the club rooms unless this is explicitly arranged with the Club Manager e.g. in the event of a child being distressed
- The process for settling in sessions will be managed away from the other children
In booking sessions with Creative Kidz Childcare Limited.
- I acknowledge the contagious nature of Coronavirus and that the latest government guidance recommends practising social distancing and a range of other protective measures.
- I recognise that Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd has put in place a series of protective measures to reduce the risk of Coronavirus transmission within the setting, but I accept that Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd cannot guarantee that my child will not be exposed to Coronavirus whilst attending the club.
- I understand that I must follow the procedures set out by Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd when dropping off and collecting my child from the setting.
- I understand the importance of vigilance regarding Coronavirus symptoms as a keystone of preventing the transmission of the virus to other children, staff and parents.
Accordingly, I confirm that:
- My child is not experiencing any Coronavirus symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
- My child has not tested positive for Coronavirus, or been advised by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate.
- My child has not been in contact with anyone in our household who has Coronavirus symptoms, or who has been advised by NHS Test & Trace to self-isolate.
- My child has not travelled abroad to any country other than those identified as ‘safe’ by the government within the last 14 days.
- My child is capable of following the club rules relating to protective measures, such as not mixing with children in other bubbles, washing their hands regularly, coughing and sneezing into a tissue and disposing of it safely, and not touching other children. I understand that if they are unwilling to follow the rules they may not be allowed to attend future sessions.
- If any of the above circumstances change, I will not bring my child in to the club and will notify the club staff immediately.
Non-compliance with any of these measures could result in cancelation of your booking. Acceptance of your booking confirms agreement with these terms.
We have uploaded our Risk assessments and Safe Operating Procedures to our News and Updates page.
It is vital that parents and guardians read the safe operating procedures before their child’s 1st time at Creative Kidz as this document contains crucial information you will need to know before your child attends our sessions.
We have also put together some useful links
02/12/2021: The new Parent/Guardian Booklet is now available to download here.
05/08/21: Our goal at Creative Kidz is to ensure that families will always have the best wraparound childcare options available.
We focus on not just meeting but exceeding the needs of our customers and strive to provide the highest level of quality and customer service.
We have avoided raising our prices as long as possible, in fact we have not raised prices since September 2017, but unfortunately an increase in running costs has resulted in a price increase effective from September 2021.
14/07/2021: We are thrilled to be holding a new Holiday Club at St Pauls Church Hall.
Session times will be:
08:30 to 13:00, 13:00 to 17:30 or a full day – 08:30 to 17:30.
For more information, and to book your place please visit here.
13/07/2021: Safe Operating Procedures for our Summer Holiday Clubs are now available to download.
You can book online via this link: Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd
02/06/2021: Creative Kidz is pleased to announce that we are now part of the connect4communities initiative. We are offering free childcare 10.00am to 4.00pm, including a hot meal to children eligible for free school meals. Please contact us for more information.
30/06/2021: Price lists are now available for our up-and-coming clubs at:
07/04/2021: In great news, we are reopening our Breakfast and After School Club at Hope Community School in Southampton on 2nd September 2021.
Opening times are:
Breakfast Club: 07:30 – 08:30
After School Club: 15:30 – 18:00
05/03/2021: In fantastic news, we can now confirm that we are re-opening all Creative Kidz wraparound settings to vulnerable children, and those whose parents need to work, attend training, attend support groups or attend medical appointments, from Monday 8th March 2021.
Please ensure you read the safe operating procedures for your child’s setting so that you are aware of our plans. We look forward to welcoming you back next week. If you have any queries please contact us.
22/02/2021: Breakfast & After School Clubs – Following the recent announcement to reopen schools from the 8th March 21. We are currently consulting with our school partners to confirm individual club reopening dates and will be in touch with all parents via email in the coming days.
In the meantime our Key worker provision will continue to operate at Kingscourt and Swanmore Schools.
Holiday Clubs – Holiday Clubs are now available for Easter at the following venues (we hope to add more over the next week or so, please bear with us):
You can book online via this link: Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd
Our customer care phone lines remain closed however we will be checking emails daily. We thank you in advance for your patience. We look forward to welcoming your child back as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your continued loyalty and patience – we look forward to welcoming you back to Creative Kidz very soon!
02/02/2021: During Children’s Mental Health Week, the school nursing team have issued these Wellbeing resources which contains very useful ideas and information to help with the mental wellbeing of children and adults. We hope you find it useful.
Welcome to the Future of Childcare
“At Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd, we make every effort to provide our customers with the best value and highest quality services at all times”
Our solid experience in the childcare field and long list of satisfied customers demonstrates our reliability as a childcare provider. By choosing our clubs, your child will benefit from our Experience, Dedication & Expertise but most of all they will have Fun!
We are a leading provider of out of school childcare for children aged 4 to 12 years of age, with a proven track record of working in effective partnership with schools to deliver a high quality experience for families across Hampshire.
Creative Kidz is small privately owned family company consisting of husband and wife team Kelly and Brian. Our first Creative Kidz out of school club was developed and established in July 2004. The setting was based within Hamble Memorial hall. Within a few months the club was fully booked with a waiting list.
We are now running from 7 sites within Hampshire and Portsmouth.
All of our settings are registered with Ofsted Standard for Education on the Early Years register and both the voluntary and compulsary parts of the Childcare register.
Please take a few minutes to look around our website and contact us if you would like to discuss your specific requirements.
Thank you for looking.
Brian and Kelly Keeling
As working parents ourselves, we have an excellent understanding of children’s lives and their social contexts. We support and encourage personality development, independence and creativity. Developing social interaction and an understanding of inclusion are also top priorities.
Evidence indicates, high quality childcare provision during the foundation years has a lasting impact on a children’s future learning and life chances.
Increasing demands are being made on child care facilities, as of course, we want the very best for our children right from their very first learning experiences. In addition, there is now a marked trend towards intellectual education for children, but still children also need to play, use thier energy, get enough exercise and discover who they are.
Our settings achieve all of these objectives by offering plenty of opportunity for play, exciting and engaging resources and a staff team who will offer your child an experience they will remember. We provide a wide range of play opportunities for the children that help them develop valuable life long skills.
Our (Creative) Core Values
Child centred – We form effective partnerships with parents, schools and the community, always maintaining full focus on the best interests of each individual child.
Reflection – We are committed to evaluation and development of our service and strive for excellence, to this end we listen to feedback and respond in a timely and effective manner.
Enjoyment – All children and young people need to play. The impulse to play is innate. Play is a biological, psychological and social necessity, and is fundamental to the healthy development and well-being of individuals and communities.
*The Playwork Principles. Our Staff teams have consistently high behavioural expectations. They take great care to develop children’s social skills, and help children to consider the feelings of others and the impact of their actions.
Acceptance – Diversity and individuality are welcomed. We understand that all children are unique and have a right to reach their full potential.
Team – Our staff teams are one of our companies most valuable resource, as it is only through their commitment and effort that good quality provision can be both established and maintained. We are therefore committed to providing good quality training and development opportunities for staff so that they are able to perform their role both effectively and efficiently. All employees are subject to an enhanced DBS check as well as ongoing supervision and a robust appraisal system.
Inspiring – Our staff team are role models, personally taking responsibility for actions and outcomes by engaging with families and delivering a high quality, personal service that make a difference.
Voice – We recognise the value each child brings. We offer inclusive access and equal opportunity to all children and young people. We offer a democratic service, welcoming the views of children and parent’s and incorporating the British values.
Evolution – We are always looking at ways to grow and develop our service with a commitment to respond to the changing needs of our communities and by providing opportunities which maximize potential and nurture positive change for children, families, our staff teams and the community.
What Our Families are Saying
My daughter absolutely loved the most recent holiday club. She had so much fun and couldn’t wait to go again! Great service provided by Creative Kidz and lovely, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend and will certainly be using again in the future!
M Weston – June 2019
My son recently attended holiday club at Meoncross School which he absolutely loved and cannot wait to return at Easter. I was really impressed with how many activities he did and lots of fresh air too. Staff were really welcoming & gave a thorough hand over at pick up. Thank you Creative Kidz!
L Smith – March 2020
Our daughter has just finished her first full week at school. She absolutely loved Breakfast and Afterschool Club – so much so she was grumpy when we arrived to collect and refused to leave! The ladies are so friendly and helpful. Couldn’t recommend more.
I Brown – Nov 2019