We offer a breakfast, afterschool and holiday club for children attending Meridian Primary School on the school site.
KS1 (Reception, Year 1, 2 and 3), children are dropped off to the Infant playground in the mornings and collected from the class teacher for the afterschool club. KS2 (Year 4, 5, 6) children make their own way from the breakfast club and make their own way to us in the afterschool club (internally through the school), as we are based in a large class room within the school.
Cambridge Kids Club @ Meridian
We operate the out of school club from Meridian Primary School and have use of a large classroom on the school site, the outdoor play space both the field and the playground (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: Meridian Primary School, Harbour Avenue, Comberton CB23 7DD
Location in school
From the car park walk towards the back of the primary school to the gate, turn left where there is a gap in the buildings. You will come to a door on the right, press the door bell and the staff will come and let you in.
For dropping off at breakfast club or collections before 4pm please can we request that you park cars on the street outside the school, as the school gates are closed as parking is for school staff only. Otherwise there should be car parking available on site for 6pm collection. Please be aware of staff/ parents /children 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 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 4:45pm 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 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 circular club at the school will be collected by a playworker if they are in KS1 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 available 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 it back to us so we can to secure your place.
General Information for Parents
Dropping and collecting children:
Children should be dropped off to the large classroom we are based at, From the car park walk towards the back of the primary school to the gate, turn left where there is a gap in the buildings. You will come to a door on the right, press the door bell and a member of the CKC team will open the door to let you in.
Parents/ Children 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: 07961 788 443 - 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.