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Settling In

If you have children starting school for the 1st time, or perhaps your child has moved school, we do suggest you pop in at the beginning of term for a few sessions to familiarise your child with the setting, the routine and the staff etc.

Of course we are happy for you to stay with your child why they settle in, although please ensure that this is on a day when your child is already booked in.

When you feel your child is ready, If you then wish to pop out and leave them with us a for a few minutes, an hour or an entire session we are happy to accommodate this. Please also feel free to call and check how your little one is settling in.

All children are different, the time taken to settle in will vary for each individual child.

We are flexible and are happy to work with you to ensure that your child is happy to stay.

Of course we do understand that some children may have siblings and they of course are also welcome, however we cannot take responsibility for these children at any time. If you have a child in a push chair, please ensure that you leave it outside the building as space is limited.

During your child’s first few weeks we offer an induction to each child. They are shown around, introduced to staff and their Key-person (If in Reception Yr) they will also be informed about club routines and our code of conduct.

Each child will also be given the opportunity to complete an ‘All About Me’ form’ which will allow us to get to know your child, what they like, dislike etc…

There is no longer a requirement for out of school clubs to meet the learning and development requirements.

“Providers offering care exclusively before and after school or during the school holidays for children who normally attend Reception (or older) class during the school day (see paragraph 3.40) do not need to meet the learning and development requirements. However, providers offering care exclusively before and after school or during the school holidays for children younger than those in the Reception class age range, should continue to be guided by, but do not have to meet, the learning and development requirements. All such providers should discuss with parents and/or carers (and other practitioners/providers as appropriate, including school staff/teachers) the support they intend to offer”-EYFS 2017

Back in July 2017, we decided to discontinue EYFS observations and introduce a Scrapbook style “profile diary” for children in reception year.

This has proven very successful with many parents reporting that these are much easier to understand and say it’s nice to see photographs and actual physical evidence of learning rather than development charts etc.

If your child is in the Early Years Foundation Stage please ask your child’s key person if you wish to view your child’s Profile diary.

The induction period is not limited. As mentioned above, some children take longer than others to settle however if you have any specific concerns please take the time to talk to a member of staff who will be happy to help.

Ofsted Registration

All Creative Kidz settings are registered with Ofsted, you can find our inspection reports here. We are very proud of our judgements and work very hard to maintain our high standards.

If you are accessing help to pay for childcare please contact us to obtain our unique provider reference number which you will need to make a claim.

Ofsted Registration

All Creative Kidz settings are registered with Ofsted, you can find our inspection reports here. We are very proud of our judgements and work very hard to maintain our high standards.

If you are accessing help to pay for childcare please contact us to obtain our unique provider reference number which you will need to make a claim.

Safeguarding
  • The safety and wellbeing of each child is paramount!
  • We ensure that all venues are throughly risk assessed and monitored to ensure that they comply with health and safety requirements.
  • Staff are trained to recognise hazards and how to eliminate or control them.
  • You will easily recognise our team by their company uniform displaying our company logo and their company Id Badge.
  • Safeguarding children is at the heart of everything we do, to this end we have appointed a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is responsible for children’s safety and wellbeing.
  • If you ever have a concern regarding the safety or wellbeing of our children, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead  Kelly Keeling – 02380455699
  • Only pre approved carers named on your registration records can collect your child. To add additional carers please contact us. People unknown to staff will be asked to prove their identity so please ensure that they bring a form of ID, they will also be asked to provide the password you recorded upon registration.

Ofsted Quote: Safeguarding children is at the heart of everything that the staff do. All staff complete rigorous training, are very knowledgeable about how to protect children and keep them safe. If there are concerns about children’s welfare, staff closely follow robust procedures to ensure they protect children from harm.”

Changes of Collection Arrangements
  • Please make sure you provide us with the details of at least 2 emergency contacts. These people must be people that you authorise to collect your child.
  • These people need to be living locally or able to collect your child in an emergency.
  • We will only allow your child to be collected by someone other than those named on the child’s records if we have received prior consent by e-mail, by text message from the parent’s pre-registered contact number or verbally via the child’s parent/guardian. The person notifying the changes must provide us with the pre-registered password. Any changes notified will be recorded in the club diary.
  • If you wish to provide us with additional contacts/people who are authorised to collect your child, please supply us with an email detailing the full name and contact details of the person collecting so that we can add them to our list of authorised persons.
  • The person collecting must provide us with the pre-agreed password and a form of photographic ID for verification purposes.
  • Only club staff can answer the door or let anyone into the setting.
  • Staff will only allow access to individuals that they recognise and know are authorised to collect a child. 
  • A staff member who does not recognise an adult collecting a child will ask for the adult’s name and their relationship to the child. They will then politely ask the person to wait in reception or outside the setting.
  • Staff may call a child’s parents/carers to clarify any confusion or allay any concerns if necessary.  On occasions when parents/carers are aware that they will not be at home or in their usual place of work, they must inform a member of staff who will record how they can be contacted in the club diary.
  • Cover staff must authorise all collections by checking that the adult is on the authorised emergency contact record or that we have received authorisation from the child’s parents in accordance with clause 7d and 7e.
Late Collection
  • If you are going to be then you need to contact the staff at the setting your child attends to let them know.
  • We do understand that sometimes this is unavoidable but please make sure that you have a contingency plan in place. Some of our team use public transport to travel to and from work and as this is limited in some areas, late collection can mean that they are not getting home to their families until late into the evening. In addition to this, the relationship we have with site managers at each of our settings is vital to operation and if we are late out of the building, they have to stay on later in order to lock up, they are not paid for this and are not happy to do so, therefore please take all this into consideration.
  • Late collection charges will be charged as per published price list.
Absence
  • Parents/Guardians must notify the club and the school that your child attends if your child will not be attending a club session. This is important for your child’s safety. If your child is not going to attend a session, please let a member of the staff know before the session starts.
  • Please do not assume that if school personnel know of the absence of a child, the club staff will know as well, as Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd is a is a totally separate organisation. Please call, text or email the club that your child attends.
  • If you need to leave a message, please request a call/text you back to ensure they have your message. Do not contact the Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd office to report absence as we may not be able to pass on the message to your child’s setting in time.
  • Parents/Guardians must notify the setting their child attends, as soon as possible if their child will not be attending i.e. going to friends for tea or staying behind for after school activities; as if the child does not arrive when expected we will then implement the missing child procedure.
  • If your child is attending a club or has a sporting event after school and will be late to the Creative Kidz Childcare Ltd, please notify our members of staff, as we have to use valuable time finding out the reason for the absence.
Illness, Medication & Intimate Care
  • If your child has special requirements including medical, allergy or otherwise, you may also be asked to complete a Health Care Plan giving staff an insight into your child’s condition and what to do in an emergency situation.
  • We encourage older children to become independent with personal care. Toilet facilities are easily accessed by children; if you have any concerns regarding intimate care please notify us in advance and discuss your child’s individual circumstances with their Key-person.
  • If your child has any special requirements including allergies or medical needs, hopefully you have recorded them upon registration. If there is something you forgot to mention please inform the staff and we are happy to add the information to your child’s account.
  • If your child requires medication such as inhalers or auto- injector (epipen) please ensure you complete a Medication Consent Form and ensure that your child’s medication is always at the club on the days your child attends
  • Any medication your child needs to take whilst they are within CK care must be clearly marked with the child’s name and dosage instructions.
  • A child who, in the opinion of the CK management, is obviously ill when they arrive at the club will not be accepted. This includes children who have been given medication (such as paracetamol) that may have masked symptoms.  If your child becomes unwell while in our care, we will to contact you, explain the situation, and ask you to collect your child as soon as possible. In certain circumstances, you may be asked to contact your own GP’s practice for further assistance. In addition to children who are unwell, children with any ailments considered infectious or contagious will be excluded from the club for the allocated period of time. Click here for guidance on infectious illness exclusion periods.
  • Medication will never be given without the prior written request of the Parent/Guardian; we require written information so a signed and dated Medication Consent Form must be in possession of Creative Kidz before administering medication. The information requested includes frequency, dosage, any potential side effects and any other pertinent information.
  • All medication must be handed to a staff member. Under no circumstances must any medication be left in your Child’s bag.
  • It is a requirement that all children must have followed the NHS Vaccination schedule. Parents will be asked to confirm their child’s vaccination status upon registration, if this status changes it is the responsibility of Parents to inform the manager. This is in order to prevent the spread of potentially life threatening diseases such as Measles.
  • Medication consent forms can be downloaded from our website and e-mailed to admin@creativekidz.org.uk; you must not assume that we have received this unless you have received confirmation either verbally or by e-mail.
  • If you child has special requirements, please inform us upon registration. In some instances we may ask you to complete a Health Care Plan giving staff an insight into your child’s condition and what to do in an emergency.
  • Children attending Creative Kidz with an injury, however small, whether this happens at home or at Creative Kidz must have this recorded on an accident form.
  • We don’t have access to medication left at school therefore please supply us with whatever you have specified your child may need.
Clothing & Equipment
  • Please provide your child with suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor activities, including sun hats & sun cream during warmer days. Warm clothing and a waterproof coat when the weather is colder/rain is predicted.
  • No open-toe shoes.
  • Please remember to put sunscreen on your child before they arrive and make sure they have their water bottle with them.
  • We will keep your child in the shade as much as possible and ensure they have access to water throughout their time with us.
  • Parents must provide a lunch box if their child is attending during lunchtime – 12:30 – 13:15.
  • Creative Kidz settings are a Nut Free zone! Please do not provide your child with any food which may contain nuts! We have children enrolled at Creative Kidz who have severe dietary needs, therefore, we are unable to permit food containing the following products: nuts of any kind including peanuts and peanut products, egg, or shellfish.
  • Please supply your child with a towel and appropriate swimwear including a t-shirt ( no bikinis ) for every holiday club session, in case we have an impromptu water play session.
Adverse Weather Plan
  • Any decision whether or not to open Creative Kidz breakfast and after school clubs lies with the company and individual schools we operate from taking into consideration their specific snow closure policies.
  • Factors taken into account may include, site conditions, weather conditions and road conditions reported by Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire County Council and information published on the Met Office website.
  • Primarily, the outcome of a risk assessment, taking into account the conditions of the sites and how this could affect the health and safety of children, staff, parents and visitors will determine whether or not the schools allow our clubs to operate.
    The decision will be posted on the individual school websites and the Government School Closures webpage.
  • We shall post updates on this website and issue information via our social media pages – facebook and twitter.
    As a general rule, if your child’s school is closed, we shall also be closed.
Communication & Data Protection
  • Communication will be given to parents either by newsletters which are emailed to the primary email address supplied, displayed on our notice board, and our website. We will also issue emails now and again giving information to parents and guardians.
  • Please keep us updated by email if you change your contact information.
  • Please keep us updated by email if your child experiences any medical issues/changes.
  • Special events and outings are always made known to parents with as much notice as possible.
  • If you would prefer communication on paper format please speak to the supervisor of your child’s setting.
  • Please be aware that we are a completely separate organisation from the schools we operate from therefore the they are not obliged to pass on information about absences for example.
  • Our office number can be used for general information, booking or invoicing information between the hours of 8am and 6pm. The setting mobile phones are only manned during the club’s hours of operation.
  • We have both a facebook page, Instagram and twitter accounts. We have also recently introduced a Pinterest account where we can share activity ideas. We respectfully ask that parents and staff do not discuss any Creative Kidz related issues on Facebook, twitter or other social network sites. Please be aware that these sites are often public, and information could innocently be placed in the wrong hands. We thank you for your co-operation with this.
  • All personal data that you provide will be held and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 . For more information please refer to our GDPR information.
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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