We offer an afterschool club for children attending Great and Little Shelford Primary School. We also offer a holiday club to all children.
Children are collected from Great and Little Shelford Primary School. Reception and Year 1 are collected from the class teacher at the end of the school day. Year 2 and KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5, 6) children make their own way to our meeting point and are greeted by a CKC staff team member. Children are then registered to ensure the are all collected, before walking back to the afterschool club.
Cambridge Kids Club @ Wacky
We operate the afterschool club from a mobile classroom based on the site of Great and Little Shelford School. We share the use of the mobile classroom and the outdoor play space (rain or sun) with Rainbow Pre-school. 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 quiet area where children can do homework should they wish too.
Meet our Senior Play-Leader: Amalia
Club Address: Great and Little Shelford CE (A) Primary School, Church Street, Great Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5EL.
Location in school
The Mobile classroom is based on the site of Great and Little Shelford School. You can park on Church Street and walk up the path to the school reception, and turn left as you enter the car park. Follow directions to the Wacky Club.
You can park on Church Street when collecting your child/children.
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 After School Club
After School Club operates from the end of the School day to 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 the afterschool club (internally through the school).
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 curricular 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 spaces in the afterschool club. We suggest that you enrol as soon as possible. Please see a link to our prospectus and our online booking portal. Please can I ask that you register your child/ren using the link below and request a "NEW CONTRACT" for your children.
General Information for Parents
Dropping and collecting children:
Children should be collected from the mobile classroom where the after school club is based.
When collecting children from the afterschool club, parents will need to sign out their child/children. This ensures we are able to track a child's whereabouts in an emergency situation, like a Fire for insistence.
Club Mobile Number: 07885 035 033 - 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 common ones are asked on our FAQ page, however if you can’t find the answer there, please email or call us and 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 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.