Welcome to ‘Happy Days’ Clubs

Breakfast Club

 

7.30am – 9.00am

Children get dropped off by parents any time from the start of the session. This is typically from 7.30am but please refer to times.

After School Club

 

3.00pm – 6.00pm

Key Stage 1 children are collected or dropped to a designated meeting point while Key Stage 2 make their own way to the club.

Why Happy Days Clubs

As life becomes more hectic, parents struggle to balance work and child care.

Happy Days Club is here to help. We understand that your concerns are for your children’s well-being, safety and happiness. What we offer can put your mind at rest on all three accounts.

Our Objectives

At Happy Days Clubs we welcome all children and pride ourselves on providing a safe and stimulating environment for the children attending our clubs.

When children first join the Breakfast/Afterschool clubs there is a period of induction. During this period a member of staff will outline the club’s rules and routines. Another child will usually be allocated to act as the new child’s buddy for the first few sessions.  Each child will also be given the opportunity to complete an ‘All About Me’ form’ which will help the staff to get to know your child and cater activities around their likes and dislikes.

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Our objectives are achieved by:

  • having dedicated staff who ensure the needs of all children who attend the breakfast and after school club are met
  • providing the children with a healthy breakfast before school and healthy snacks after school.
  • our staff act as role models and interact with the children to help them develop mentally, physically and creatively
  • ensuring parents are involved as much as possible in the club through consultation
  • ensuring that as a club we strive to meet best practice benchmarks through staff training and continuous professional development
  • working to our policies and procedures and ensuring that they are reviewed annually
  • recruiting staff using safer recruitment practices

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At Happy Days Club we believe play is essential to each aspect of a child’s development. In our clubs, children have the opportunity to interact with children of different ages, thereby strengthening their social confidence.

Staff provide a child led environment, allowing the children to make choices from the varied activities on offer which are supervised at all times: team games, arts and craft sessions and organised
 outdoor/indoor sports.

Staff plan activities ahead of time using the children’s input and being led by their interests but with the flexibility to adapt when necessary. We also ensure that we incorporate celebrations, events and t festivals to develop their understanding of the world

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A snack is available for children on a rolling snack basis so children can decide when to eat. Healthy Eating Guidelines are followed and includes wraps or sandwiches with cheese or meat, vegetables, fruit and yoghurt. In small clubs all the children sit down together for a social snack. Food will also be available for children who arrive later (after attending an extracurricular club).

**Please note: all Happy Days Clubs are nut-free zones.**

Breakfast:

Items includes items such as; a selection of Cereals, Toast, Crumpets, Bagels, Juice, Milk, Water and Fruit.

After School Club: available everyday:

  • Bread/toast/spread/marmite/cheese spread/water

After School Club: available each day but on a rotation:

  • Wraps, bagels, pitta bread, crumpets.
  • Cheese, ham, tuna mayo, chicken
  • Minimum of 2 vegetables daily
  • Minimum of 2 fruits daily
  • Yogurts
  • Hummus.

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  • Breakfast Club: 7.30am until school begins
  • After School Club: school end until 6pm

Most clubs run five days a week during term time. Please check with your club for specific details.

Each club has site contact number for you need to call in an emergency or if you are running late, please be aware any lateness past the advertised closing time will be chargeable at £10.00 for the first fifteen minutes and £1.00 a minute after this.

This is to cover staff and other costs.

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What The Parents Say

Your Children

The online registration form must be completed before your child's first day.
The club mobile is only for emergency contact and operated in club time. Please contact Maria for bookings or general queries.

 
  • Please label all clothing and items being brought to the club.
  • Suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor activities is required: sun hats & sun cream during warmer days, or warm clothing & a waterproof when the weather is cooler or more variable.
  • Please inform the Maria or the manager and club of any medical or contact detail updates if anything changes.
  • If your child is attending an extra-curricular club, please inform Maria or the club manager of this.

Staff

All staff receive appropriate training, such as Safeguarding, Prevent, Paediatric First Aid and Food Safety along with Happy Days specific training. All Happy Days staff work to current and appropriate job descriptions and have been appointed ensuring that they all possess the relevant qualifications. Following a rigorous interview process, all those selected will undergo an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Security

The safety and welfare of our children is of paramount importance to Happy Days Clubs. All venues are risk assessed by staff on a daily basis and staff are trained to identify any hazards.

At after school club, Key stage 1 children are generally collected by a member of staff and walked to the club location; Key stage 2 children make their way to where they will then be signed into the club.

When your child is collected at the end of a session you will be greeted by a member of staff who will identify you from the list of collectors you have provided on your child’s details. Any collector not known to the staff will be asked to provide photo ID. Please note if a person arrives to collect a child and they are not on the list we will be unable to allow the child to leave without speaking to the person who made the booking. This is to ensure we only ever let children leave with and approved person.

First Aid

We encourage all our staff to gain a paediatric First Aid certificate and at a minimum there will always be a staff member present who has undertaken appropriate First Aid Training including epi-pen use. There is a very well stocked first aid box available to all staff.

 

Your children’s education and wellfare are our main priorities

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