Ecclesall Kids Club was formed over 20 years ago and is run by a Committee of parents (who also use our Club) for you, the club’s members. The club is a Charity (a Charitable Incorporated Organisation or CIO) and we operate on a not for profit basis. The vast majority of the income we make goes straight back into the club apart from reserves we need to keep as a legal minimum. Our governance is through a Voluntary Management Committee of parents (or former parents) the Committee is supported by regular meetings throughout the year and an open AGM each year to which all the parent members of our club are invited. We welcome parents to join our Committee to set the strategic direction of our club; the Committee lead and own all our policies and procedures and direct and oversee the work of the club’s managers and its staff and the service we provide.
We rely on the support of our parent members and as existing committee members leave we need new parents to join us. Without new parent committee members to replace those who leave we cannot continue to our offer our club as a service.
The Club started with small beginnings and was set up by a few parents needing wrap-around child care for themselves. We have grown into a sizeable Primary Club due to increasing demand over the years. We currently have up to 125 after school and 85 breakfast club places. We work closely with Ecclesall Primary School and we use their premises to operate but we are independent and we have our own Ofsted Registration. As we are not for profit we are able to keep our prices much lower than the market rate and are able to run sessions and Holiday Club for our parent members, even when we have low numbers. The majority of our income is spent on staff wages and training, the rent of our premises, play/learning resources and food for the children. Our ethos is to pay all staff at least the current living wage and to support their continuing professional development so they become better child care practitioners.
Our dedicated staff are our asset, many are fully qualified and others have years of experience in caring for children, they have current DBS checks and are all trained in Safeguarding and Food Hygiene. All permanent staff are qualified Paediatric First Aiders. Many of our people also have other qualifications that are relevant to their role, eg early years practitioner, teaching/ teaching assistants and qualified sports coaches. We take pride in the ability to retain our staff as we feel that continuity is really important for our children but we also welcome new faces when they come along, as our supply staff can also bring new energy and ideas to our settings. Many of them are planning their careers in working with children, teaching or sports coaching and have lots of enthusiasm in the new role.
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