Our holiday club CKC @ Wacky is open to all children and is based at Great and Little Shelford Primary School.

In the school holidays (including half-tern and training days) we offer a full varied programme of activities and trips. Each week has a theme with activities and trips based around it. For children staying all day a mid morning snack and light afternoon tea is provided. We ask all parents to bring a nutritional packed lunch for your child.

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Current Availability - Places available

This is a medium sized club with around 20 to 30 children attending each day, so spaces should still be available, but book early to avoid any disappointment!

Cambridge Kids Club @ Wacky

We operate the holiday play-scheme from a mobile classroom based on the site of Great and Little Shelford School and the outdoor play is on the school 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 quiet area were children can do homework should they wish too.

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Meet our Senior Play Leader: Adele

Location

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.

Parking

You can park on Church Street when collecting your child/children.

What the club offers:

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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 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.

Fee's

The current fee’s for the holiday play scheme are:

Daily ratesEarly bird**Late booking rate
Per FULL day (8:00am – 6pm) £26.50 £30.50
Per SCHOOL day (9:00am – 3:30pm)£22.50 £26.50
Per morning (8:00am – 1pm including morning snack) £18.50£22.50
Per afternoon (1pm – 6pm including snack)£18.50£22.50

* There may be an additional fee’s for special activities and trips.

** Bookings made 5 working days in advance will qualify for the early bird rate (e.g. a booking for a Tue 31st July would need to be booked by Tue 24th July)

You can now make your Holiday Club booking completely online.

General Information for Parents

Dropping and collecting children:

Children should be dropped off at the mobile classroom. Please walk up the path to the school reception, and turn left as you enter the car park. Follow directions to the Wacky Club. 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. This ensures we are able to track a child's whereabouts in an emergency situation, like a Fire for insistence.

Contact

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

Payment Methods

You can now pay using our Holiday Club booking portal. We mainly accept debit / credit cards or childcare vouchers. Please contact us if you could like to make payment with Cash.

FAQ

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 here, please email or call us where we will be happy to help.

Parent Partnership

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.

What Parents and Ofsted Say About Us

The club has a calm and busy feel and children spend sustained periods of time involved in activities and games that fully engage them. Staff provide a wide variety of activities that are adapted and moulded to the desires of the children attending the session.

Ofsted Comments: CKC @ Cottenham

October 2018

The club provides children with regular opportunities for fresh air and exercise. As they play outside, they catch balls and engage in running races. The club regularly accesses the neighbouring park where children make use of climbing equipment and swings, developing the large muscles in their bodies.

Ofsted Comments: CKC @ Cottenham

October 2018

Children behave well, are polite and consider each other's needs as they play. Staff are positive role models and quickly and consistently support children with occasional minor disagreements that arise.

Ofsted Comments: CKC @ Cottenham

October 2018

Parents are positive about the club. They comment on how their children enjoy attending and have good relationships with staff.

Ofsted Comments: CKC @ Cottenham

October 2018

In October 2018 the club was rated “GOOD” by OFSTED, who said:

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