Kids Club. Where kids have fun and become confident, supported by our caring and committed team.
The aims of Barton Kids Club are:
To provide the necessary facilities for daily care, recreation and education of children during out of school hours
To provide a service to meet a community need
To advance and raise the quality of persons in the provision of such care through training and education
The club, situated within the grounds of Ramsey Manor Lower School, offers opportunities for children to play, learn, socialise and be creative. We aim to provide a safe, secure and relaxed environment, offering a range of activities to reflect the interests of the children in our care. The Club follows the Playwork Principles, so children are free to choose activities and resources as they wish.
There will always be a selection of activities and resources available, including arts and crafts, educational learning such as puzzles, dressing up, musical instruments, construction toys and board games. We also supply a range of reading books. The children have access to outdoor play equipment and have use of a selection of activity apparatus both in the school grounds and in our own purpose built garden.
Staff at Barton-Kids Club encourage experiential learning opportunities using different environments and resources to promote your child’s imagination and natural exploration. We provide safe environments in which children can explore equipment available to them and enable them to participate in risky play. This is an important aspect of development that supports children with learning how to keep themselves safe. Staff will explain dangers of what might happen in certain situations and always steer children away from unacceptable risk. Activities may include, for example, balancing or climbing on equipment. Children learn what it means to take a risk, perhaps with an occasional bump or scrape, but in turn your child will acquire essential courage, judgement skills and coping mechanisms to equip them in their future development.
Barton Kids Club is committed to a 'culture of safety' in which the children in our care are protected from abuse, harm and radicalisation. Any suspicions or concerns are promptly and appropriately responded to. We comply with national child protection procedures and with guidance issued by the Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, and ensure that all staff are appropriately trained.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy are required to complete formal Safeguarding Lead training every two years, with knowledge being refreshed at least annually.