FAQ’s

Who can attend?

We encourage ALL children from 5 years to 12yrs.

The children are split into two different age ranges to play/work with throughout the day.

What dates are the camps?purple-splat

Summer Holidays 2018

Week 1:  Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th August 2018

Week 2: Tuesday 21st August, Wednesday 22nd August, Thursday 23rd August 2018

If all goes well we plan to run throughout Half Term holidays as well as Summer, Easter and Christmas.

 

What time do they run?

Core Time 9.15am to 4.15pm (£20.00)

Additional Early Drop Off 8.30am – 9.00am (Additional cost of £5.00)

Additional Late Pick Up 4.15pm – 5.00pm (Additional cost of £5.00)

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What are Schoolz Out staff to child ratios?

Our Aim is to have the following ratios, whilst we try our best to stick to these if some late bookings arrive we wont let the children miss out on the fun……

For children aged 5-6 years the staff to child ratio is 1:10

For children aged 7 years plus the staff to child ratio is 1:16

What happens during the Day?

The normal day starts around 9.15am once everyone has arrived. We have specifically designed the days so that as many different sports as possible can be tried. We anticipate that your child will take part in six different activities a pink-splatday. For the final activity of the day, all groups will get together and be involved in a combined class. The day will finish at 4:15pm where parents collect the children. All children must check out before leaving the building. If you have any problems with collection times, arrangements can be made for your child to remain at the centre until 5.00pm (for an additional cost).

What if I am delayed on the way home to collect my child?

Don’t stress over this – your child will be looked after until your safe arrival. All we would ask is if you are delayed after 4.15pm, please call the camp so they can let them know. We will book them into the Late Pick Up Club and you can pay when you collect them. The Late Club is registered until 5.00pm. Any parents collecting children after 5.00pm will also incur a charge of £5 for every 5 minutes which will be applied to their account.

What should my child bring / wear?

We provide all of the equipment necessary for the activities, so there is no need to send your children with anything other than packed lunch, sun protection a hat and plenty of fluid for them to drink through the day. Of course we have access to drinking water should they run out. basketball inc white outline

Children footwear is important, children footwear must be comfortable and suitable to run in and complete sporting activities.

All children should bring a lunchbox to camp, however, as we do not have refrigeration facilities at the camps, we suggest you provide a small cool bag (lunch box size) containing a frozen carton of juice or a small ice pack. This will keep the contents cold until lunchtime.

Please ensure all clothing is named and that your child brings home all items at the end of the day. It is very difficult for us to locate lost property once children have left camp.

What shouldn’t my child bring to camp?

Your children should not bring any money as the facility does not have any vending machine or any other object were money can be used.

What happens if it rains?

We have a complete contingency plan in place should the weather not allow us to do the planned activities. Our venues are suitably large enough to accommodate numerous activities to take place indoors as well as outdoors. We want every child to have the most varied fun throughout the day and hope the weather doesn’t cause too much of a problem.

What if my child is ill or has an accident at camp?red-splat

We have qualified first aiders at each camp to deal with accidents and illnesses. Hopefully almost everything we have to deal with are grazes on knees, stings and so on. However should a child suffer a more serious injury or fall ill at camp you will be contacted immediately. So please ensure your emergency contact details are completely up to date.

badmington inc white outlineMy child has a specific medical condition. Do I need to tell you?

YES. Please ensure we are fully advised of your child’s health and well-being when you make your booking e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, serious allergies and so on. In some cases we may need to send you some more forms and get additional information from you regarding your child’s needs. The more information you provide us, the better care we can provide for your child.

What is your health, hygiene and food policy?

Schoolz Out promotes good health and encourages children to lead an active lifestyle. Good hygiene practice is always promoted at camp. The camp has water on tap throughout the day and children must bring their own packed lunch from home.

Children cannot be accepted at camp if they are ill. The camp holds a list of common communicable diseases and incubation periods. If a child falls ill at camp, parents will be contacted to collect the child from camp.

In hot weather, staff will remind children to apply sun cream. Parents should supply sun cream and show the child how to apply it. Ideally if it is already on them before attending that would be great.

What is your health and safety policy?

Schoolz Out will do all that is reasonable and practicable to protect the health, safety and welfare of all children in our care, along with staff and any other visitors to our sites. Staff will maintain a positive, proactive and diligent attitude towards health and safety throughout the season, frequently checking all systems and reviewing risk assessments if necessary.

What is your special needs policy?

Children with special needs and disabilities are welcomed at camp after consultation between parents and staff to ensure that all needs can be met within the staff ratios that we provide. Parents should discuss any particular needs of their child with one of our Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) at Central Office team at the time of booking.

What is your policy on bullying?

Bullying will not be tolerated at Schoolz Out. Any such behaviour will be treated seriously and staff will intervene at the earliest possible stage.

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