Breakfast club consists of breakfast between 8-8.45 (early starts available), we have a variety of cereals, fruit and continental options available and also more if requested. The children are either walked to school by a familiar member of the staff team who are fully first aid trained. They are then dropped off at their individual classrooms. Children are never left unattended and Sandy Bears staff will always be approachable to receive feedback to report back to the child’s parents from the class teachers at the end of the day. To schools which are not in walking distance staff will drive the children to school. The cars are fully insured for business use and school runs, they have car seats and booster seats and any documents are filed in our risk assessment file which are available for parents to see on request.
After school care and holiday care children have fun filled planned activities awaiting their arrival! This can consist of designing their own display board; designing their own menu and then cooking it; t-shirt making and decorating; baking; sewing; drama; sports and so much more! We may also plan for a visitor to come in to teach the children sports or bring in animals or insects!
Our fantastic outdoor space provides ample opportunities for children to explore and investigate in a fun and social environment which includes a fully equipped mud kitchen, fairy garden, pond and during parts of the year children can help to grow fruits and vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, carrots etc. Your child will take an active part growing, watering and harvesting the crops which are then used in our own snacks and meals or even activities.
As we deem fresh air to be a vital ingredient for a happy, healthy child our outdoor play time is timetabled into our daily routine as well as the freedom of children being able to access the outdoors throughout the day. This is part of our routine all year round and we have an ‘all weather’ policy for outdoor fun! We think having pets is very important at Sandy Bears and the children get involved in all elements of care from feeding and watering to cleaning them out (with parental consent). This is such a rich opportunity for the children to take on the responsibility of a pet and understand the needs of other animals.
Holiday club children can benefit from all the above and more! Trips to west Kirby beach searching for treasure dressed as pirates and paddling in the sea; building dens or log fires in Delemere forest; searching for mini beasts; walking staff dogs and walks to the duck pond or across the Flacca Cricket Pitch; trips to the Zoo and Techniquest… and lots more are on the menu!