Who we are
The A - Z After School Club offers childcare from 3.00pm to 6.00pm Monday to Friday for Devonshire children during term time (except when the school is closed and the afternoon of the Christmas fair). It has been operating successfully since April 2006 and is popular with parents and children.
The Club offers a happy, fun and safe environment with a variety of activities, toys and equipment to meet the needs of all ages and abilities. The Club is based in the Junior hall. The children use the Junior and the Infant playgrounds and playing field in most weather conditions.
Drinks are available throughout the session and a light tea is also provided. All drinks and food are included in the fee.
Nicky Santos, the Manager of the A-Z After School Club, is fully qualified in childcare and is first aid trained. Nicky has over 26 years' experience of working in the 2-11 age range. The Deputy manager of the A-Z After School Club, Chloe Simner, has over seven years' experience of working in the 0-11 age range. All A-Z Club staff hold an NVQ 2/3 qualification and are fully trained in first aid, safeguarding procedures and food hygiene.
From September 2016, the Club became part of the school and now comes under the school's Ofsted registration. The Club was last inspected by Ofsted in April 2015 and received a good rating with a positive report.
What we do
Activities are based around a two-weekly theme. Children are free to do homework while at the Club and staff can listen to children read if requested. There is a wide choice of activities available for children to choose from. Children take part in the planning and choice of activities that are out each day.
There is a wide variety of activities available including:
- Arts and crafts
- Sports and physical activities
- Music and dance
- Games and puzzles
- Chill out area/Books
- Computer area
- Team games
- Celebrations for special events and festivals
- Lots more ........!
- Be kind and respect each other
- Listen to the Club staff and do as they ask quickly
- Look after all of our work and belongings
- Help us to keep the Club and school looking good
- Bad language is not acceptable at the Club - NO SWEARING
- Treat people fairly and share
- Don't hurt people's feelings
- Tell the truth
- No fighting
- No running or throwing things in the hall
- Children must ask permission to leave the hall
- No shouting or screaming inside, unless playing team games
- No shouting at each other
Fees and placements
The rate for each session at the A-Z After School Club is £11.00, or £10 per child if you have two children at the Club attending every day. This amount is payable regardless of whether your child stays for 1 hour or 3 hours. All payments must be made in advance, via ParentPay.
Please contact Nicky on 07758 146629 or by email for availability of permanent places and ad hoc sessions. Priority will be given to those wanting full time places.
What the children say about the A-Z Club
I like the Club because it is fun.
I like the Club because I can play with my friends.
The staff are nice.
The Club is fantastic.
I like A-Z because I get to spend more time with the little ones and play with them.
I like A-Z because the teachers are kind.
I like the art table because I like to draw.
I like the art.
I like the food...
I like A-Z because there are lots of things to do.
There are good arts and crafts.
There are lots of toys.
Can I stay longer?