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Our clubs provide happy, safe, flexible, reliable and low cost child care all round the year.  During the school term our Breakfast and After-school Clubs are open to children from schools in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and Mill End.  When the schools are closed The Holiday Club is open to children from any school.

   ---  HOLIDAY CLUB NEWS   --- 

WE ARE
NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE AUTUMN HALF-TERM HOLIDAY!


Photos from this year's summer holiday club

The Autumn half-term Holiday Club runs this year from Monday 27th to Friday 31st October.
We are at the Cloisters Hall, Rickmansworth, WD3 1HL.
Book now online or call/text Debby on 07958 666621!


The Holiday Club opens at 7.45 am for Breakfast Club and stays open until 6.00 pm each day.
See our photos from last year's Holiday Club !

--- AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB HOT MEALS - UPDATE! ---

Hot meals at Mill End have proved extremely popular with the children so we have extended it to the Cloisters and the Youth Club. We provide different meals each day and serve it to the children about 4:15 pm.

Sample menus:

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Hot dogs

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Pasta with tomato sauce

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Pitta bread with cheese etc

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Design your own muffins with cheese, ham, pineapple, etc.

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Sausages and beans

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Beans on toast

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Fish fingers and vegetable fingers with mashed potato and sweetcorn

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Pizza

Just a few…..!

There will also be a refurbishment at Mill End with a new kitchen being installed for our use  J
We are always looking for improvements to our settings – let us know what you think.

---  Job opportunities with the Club ---

29th August 2014: We have  a new vacancy for an after-school club playworker. If you are interested we would love to hear from you.

---  Online booking system news ---

If you have used us before your account is set up and waiting! Please email me and I will send you your login details.
If you already have your login details please [ Login ] here.
If you are interested in joining the club and would like to enrol please
[ Register ] here.
Update July 2013 - The system will now let you view, print and download your invoices, check your payments and edit your emergency contact details

---  Ofsted Inspection - 15th May 2012 ---

Ofsted visited the Cloisters on 15th May 2012 and we were awarded a "good" in all areas.
Well done to all the staff at the Cloisters!

The latest Cloisters and Mill End reports are now available here.


Our Aims and Facilities

The service is designed to be "parent friendly" and fit in with your life style either as a working parent or as a parent who wants a break.

I have been a "working mum" and experienced all the problems of juggling a career and looking after school aged children.  It is virtually impossible to find reliable low cost child care. To employ a nanny costs a fortune and childminders are unable to offer the flexibility needed to families with children of school age.  

The AfterSchool Club is open to children from 4-12 years and allows children from different local schools to come together after school.  Children mix with other children that normally they would not meet. This encourages children to be more tolerant towards different people and builds their confidence for the future.

Most of all the children have fun!  It's like having friends round to play each night but we do the tidying up!  

We collect children from the following schools:

The AfterSchool Club in The Cloisters and The Youth Club


Harvey Road
Little Green
Malvern Way
Rickmansworth Park

Yorke Mead

The AfterSchool Club in Mill End

St Johns
Shepherds

St Peters 
Arnett Hills

 

THE AFTERSCHOOL CLUB AT THE CLOISTERS, HIGH STREET RICKMANSWORTH

The under eights are at The Cloisters Hall.  This is a very pleasant standalone building with is own car park and comprises of:

bulletTwo halls - one is used for arts and crafts and the other is set out with all our large equipment.  
bulletNintendos, a youth club sized pool table, a youth club size snooker table, table football, badminton, a "shop", giant connect 4, dressing up clothes, play tent, bricks ... the list is endless.
bulletA separate "stage" area with bean bags, lego, construction toys, board games, cars and garage etc.  This area is for children to take a break from the more hectic activities. 
bulletA home corner with cooker, washing machine, sink, dolls etc.
bulletWe have a prepared daily art project available for any children that feel creative.  We always have paints, colouring, drawing and beads available to use.  We have our own "potters wheel" which the children love.                                                                                            
bulletWe have a lovely garden with swings, slide, scooters, bikes etc for the good weather

THE YOUTH CLUB 

The Youth Club is at The Rickmansworth Centre for Young People, again a standalone building of which we are the only occupants.  The building has:

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This is an open plan building with a café style room where the children have tea and then can sit and play games or do their homework.  An area is set out with settees around a huge wall mounted flat screen TV.  There is a computer are with 4 computers all with full internet connection. 

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"grown up" art and craft

bulletOutside area for playing football and outdoor activities

The children again are free to choose what they do - we do have an art and craft activity each afternoon and have crosswords, word searches etc. to keep the children occupied.

THE AFTERSCHOOL CLUB IN MILL END

The AfterSchool Club is situated at the Community Centre on Church Lane.  It is a multi-purpose building.  We have our own entrance and the facilities include a large hall, kitchen, toilets, large paved outside area and an enclosed "field".  

bulletA large hall - one end is used for arts and crafts and the rest is set out with all our large equipment.  
bulletNintendo, Playstation 2, a youth club sized pool table, a youth club size snooker table, table football, dressing up clothes, little peoples corner,  play tent, bricks, construction toys... the list is endless.  
bulletWe have a prepared daily art project available for any children that feel creative.  We always have paints, colouring, drawing and beads available to use.                                                                                                                                                                      
bulletWe have a great outside paved area for bikes and scooters and playing out when the field is too wet
bulletOur own "field" which is completely enclosed and safe for the children to play football and any outside games.
bulletWe also collect and deliver children to after-school activities.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB IN MILL END and CROXLEY GREEN

We are open every school day from 7.30 am and take the children to school, delivering the infant children to their classrooms.

Breakfast consists of a choice of cereals, toast, fresh fruit and fruit juices.

The children are able to play with Nintendos, hoops, balls, etc., do colouring or even catch up on homework!

THE HOLIDAY CLUB 

The Holiday Club is run from The Cloisters Hall and is open to children from 4-12 years.

During the holiday the mornings are taken up with up to three different art projects.  In the afternoon we play drama games, party games, parachute games and during the summer the pool is on offer! Also during the better weather have a lovely garden with swings, slide, scooters, bikes, sandpits etc. During the  summer holiday we have a large pool to splash about in.

Everything the children do at all our clubs is through choice.  No one is made to take part in anything they do not want to.  Some children like to take part in structured activities and others prefer to play.  We provide plenty of choices to keep everyone happy.

The Holiday Club opens when The AfterSchool Club shuts providing continuity for your children.  During the holidays we are open from 7.45 am to 6.00 pm but we offer all sorts of different packages to suit everyone's needs - so again you only pay for the care you need.

 

Company Profile

I opened The AfterSchool Club in June 1996 with 5 children. Now between the three clubs, we have over 100 children every day after school. With the third club open we have plenty of free places so come down and visit us and let your children see which they would prefer - a child minder or The Afterschool Club.

Our first "Holiday Club" was in the summer of 1996 when we had approximately 8 children each day.  We now have between 35 - 50 children each holiday.  Holiday care is booked in advance and a place is reserved for your child.

We are registered with OFSTED.   Our staff receive training in childcare and first aid.  My Supervisors and I have NVQ level 3 in Playwork.  We have staff with both level 3 and level 2 qualifications..  We believe in ongoing training in areas which are important; for example:  Behaviour Management, Health and Hygiene, Special Needs, Specific Medical Conditions, Child Protection.   

During the holiday I employ additional staff as we usually work on a half day basis, giving the children fresh staff each afternoon.  The additional staff employed come back to us holiday after holiday.  I only employ people who can demonstrate a true desire to work with children. 

 In 2010 we achieved The Herts Quality Standard award for the third time.

During the summer months are garden is "open". We have swings, slide, sandpit, play house, numerous scooters, bikes etc.  In the summer holiday we have a large pool for the children to splash around in!

WE WELCOME VISITORS - TO SEE HOW AND WHY OUR CLUBS WORK COME AND VISIT US.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN TO THE AFTERSCHOOL CLUB AND THE HOLIDAY CLUB 

Contact Information

Please contact me - my name is Debby Tindall and am always available to take your call either during the day, evening or weekend.

Telephone
01923 773938
Mobile
07958 666621
Postal address
160 Highfield Way Rickmansworth Herts WD3 7PJ
Electronic mail
  debby@theholidayclub.net

 

Send mail to Debby@TheHolidayClub.net with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: September 10, 2014