Commitment-Funfishers Out of School Club and Playgroup
Parents can feel confident about their children attending Funfishers before, in-between and after school and in the holidays, knowing we can provide a safe and caring environment and cater for specific needs.
Our Out of School Club is run in a well-equipped building in the grounds of Fishergate School, refurbished originally with Lottery grant monies for the Club, and with access for the children to indoor and outdoor play opportunities. There is a separate quiet area and chill out zone for years five and six, most of the building can be used by the disabled. This year has seen the outdoor extended to gaining allotment space in our local area, this helps the children learn about healthy eating and our lifestyles.
We now have early years playgroup sessions and lunch club, term time this is run by qualified and experienced practitioners that are here to facilitate the early years curriculum and play based learning that all children are entitled to of this age group. We aim to make all children feel relaxed, special and happy to be here while socializing and learning through play. We have an outdoor area and a small garden that all pre-school children are encouraged to use regularly.
We aim for all children to feel supported, encouraged and challenged – to be with friends and make new ones, to have fun, relax, and enjoy the range of play opportunities we offer plus try out some new ones and come forward with their own ideas as well.
Many of the children live and/or attend school in the Fishergate area and we aim to meet the childcare needs of local people and work with community groups in the Fishergate area for mutual support.
Our staff is encouraged to have a real interest in our Club and its day to day operation and in all the children who attend, which we aim to enhance by making available training opportunities and personal development plans, together with opportunities to input ideas and suggestions to the Management Committee.
The Management Committee meet regularly to discuss progress and follow up any action points brought forward from the children, staff, or parents; producing written minutes and feedback on meetings.
We meet legal and good practice requirements and have up to date policies and a business plan. Our meetings include regular reviews of our quality standards.