The Play Shelter’s curriculum focuses on children learning through interaction with other children and adults. Where After School Clubs are distinct from school because of their voluntary nature of attendance, the importance lies in play experiences and children making choices within the constraints of appropriate and resourced facilities, to ensure that children's learning and development are formed through positive experiences.
The Play Shelter aims to provide a safe, stimulating and fun environment where children develop socially, physically, morally, intellectually, emotionally and creatively.
The children who attend our After School Clubs are supported in learning new skills and developing their potential. Where emerging skills are identified, the children are encouraged to progress in these areas.
Our social education programme is based on informal educational opportunities to expand on children's prior knowledge in order to facilitate learning.
The Play Shelter provides a curriculum which offers activities to children within the following key areas:
Arts & Crafts
Sports, Health & Fitness
Music & Drama
Social skills & Safety skills
Cookery & Nutrition.
Understanding of the world
The program of activities respond to the needs and abilities of infants, juniors, boys, girls, cultures and traditions.
Our Early Years programme supports the development of children in reception class. We use EYFS profiles to gather specific information about each child's needs and interests in order to tailor activities towards their learning and development.
Our Early Years programme extends children's develpment through:
For more information on the After School Clubs we provide, contact us
Coronavirus - COVID-19
Unfortunately, in line with school closures, The Play Shelter After School Clubs have been forced to close as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Our After School Clubs Closed on Friday 20th March 2020 and will reopen once instructed it is safe to do so.
We ask our parents to ensure that their fees payments are up to date and remind parents that our Emergency Closure Policy took effect on Monday 23rd March 2020.
We thank parents in advance for supporting us in safeguarding the childcare service we provide for your children in the future.
We look forward to seeing you all on the other side of this difficult time.
For Coronavirus help, guidance and advice, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus