We offer a breakfast, afterschool and holiday club for children attending Cottenham Primary School from our base in the village hall.
KS1 (Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3), children are dropped off to the Infant playground in the mornings and collected from the class teacher at the end of the school day. KS2 (Year 4, 5, 6) children are also dropped of to the school playground in the mornings and make their own way to a meeting point within the school at the end of the school day. Daily registers are taken on school grounds to ensure all children have been collected, children are then walked across to the village hall by a member of the CKC staff team via a walking bus.
Cambridge Kids Club @ Cottenham
We operate the out of school club from Cottenham Village Hall and have use of the large hall, kitchen space and the outdoor play are on the recreation ground (rain or sun). Like all our other clubs we operate the club based on 'Free Play' and children have choice on what activities they wish to do. We have a quite area were children can do homework should they wish too.
Meet our Senior Play-Leader: Adele
Club Address: Cottenham Village Hall, St George's Playing Field, Lambs Lane, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8TA
Location in Village Hall
The entrance road to the Village Hall is to the left of the Primary School. The main doors are visible from the car park, please ring the doorbell and a member if the CKC staff team will come greet you and let you in.
There should be parking available on site when dropping off and collecting your child/children. Please be aware of children/parents who may be walking through the car park.
What the club offers:
We are a self-directed PLAY based provision.
“Play is a process that is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. That is, children and young people determine and control the content and intent of their play, by following their own instincts, ideas and interests, in their own way for their own reasons.”
This is very different from the classroom environment, which can be (and sometimes needs to be) a very structured environment. We believe that after a long day at school or term of learning, children want to come to us to have fun and freedom in an unstructured self motivated way. Children will learn skills that they need in the growing up process, but in a different way to school.
The Breakfast Club
Breakfast School Club operates from 7.45am to 9am, Key Stage 1 Children will be escorted to their classrooms and key stag2 children will be escorted to the school playground and are expected to walk to their classrooms by themselves.
Breakfast: We offer children a choice of a healthy breakfast each morning, which usually consists of a mix of Cereal, Milk, Fruit, Toast, Crumpets and water
The After School Club
After School Club operates from the end of the School day to either 4:30pm or 6pm, Key Stage 1 children will be collected from their classrooms by a playworker and key stage 2 children will be expected to make their own way to a meeting point for the afterschool club, where they will be met by a CKC staff member. All children will then be walked over to the Village Hall where the club is based.
After School Snack: We provide all children with a light snack around 4pm, examples of what we offer include soup, wraps, yoghurts, fruit, squash and water.
Children who attend an extra circular club at the school will be collected by a playworker and a snack will be offered to them when they arrive at the after school club.
The Holiday Club
The holiday club operates from 8am – 6pm with a full and varied programme of activities and trips. Each week has a theme to it and the activities and outings are based around that theme. This will be emailed out to you around 6 weeks before the start of the holiday for you to book the specific days. For children staying all day, a mid-morning snack and a light afternoon snack is provided. We ask you to provide a pack lunch.
How to enrol:
We currently have a waiting list so we suggest that you enrol as soon as possible. Please see a link to our prospectus and enrolment forms. Please complete the enrolment forms and send them back to us as soon as possible so we can add you to our waiting list.
General Information for Parents
Dropping and collecting children:
Children should be dropped off at the village hall, the entrance road to the village hall is to the left of the primary school. The main doors are visible from the car park, please ring the doorbell and a member of the CKC staff team will come greet you and let you in. CKC team member will sign your child into the club.
The same entrance is to be used by parents when collecting children from the afterschool club, parents will need to sign out their child when collecting them. This ensures we are able to track a child whereabouts in an emergency situation like a Fire for insistence.
Club Mobile Number: 07943 881 826 - for emergencies during club operational hours only. If you are leaving a message, please remember to leave your password.
Head Office Mobile Number: 07960 412 716 - for bookings / enrolment / other enquires
We accept a number of different payment methods including: direct debits, BACS, Childcare vouchers TFC, Cheque and Cash. Please click here for more information.
We know you will have many more questions. Some of the commons ones are asked on our FAQ page, however if you can’t find the answer here, please email or call us where we will be happy to help.
Parents are at liberty to spend time with their children at any time during the sessions provided that it does not unsettle the child. The Club Leader, The After-School Co-ordinator and the director are always ready to discuss your child's progress and deal with any concerns you may have.
Each month we circulate a newsletter providing parents with up-to-date information on what is going on within the Cambridge Kids Club and matters of general interest.
The Club has formulated a set of policies relating to its approach towards issues such as anti-discrimination, child abuse, staff selection etc. Please feel free to ask for a set of these policies that will, in any case, be provided upon your enrolling your child.
Parents are encouraged to offer their time to take a session at the Club should they have any expertise or special interest which the children might enjoy hearing about.