|Two halls - one is used for arts and crafts and the other is set out with all our large equipment.|
, a youth club sized pool table, a
youth club size snooker table, table football, badminton,
|A 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.|
|A home corner with cooker, washing machine, sink, dolls etc.|
|We 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.|
|We have a lovely garden with swings, slide, scooters, bikes etc for the good weather|
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:
|A computer room with three computers, full internet connection and three playstation 2s|
|A TV room|
|A main room with stereo, youth club size snooker table, youth club size air hockey table and kitchen area.|
|"grown up" art and craft|
|Outside 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 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".
|A large hall - one end is used for arts and crafts and the rest is set out with all our large equipment.|
, 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
little peoples corner, play tent, bricks, construction toys... the list is endless.
|We 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 a great outside paved area for bikes and scooters and playing out when the field is too wet|
|Our own "field" which is completely enclosed and safe for the children to play football and any outside games.|
|We also collect and deliver children to after-school activities.|
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 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.
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 7.455 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.
I opened The AfterSchool Club in June 1996 with 5 children. Now between the three clubs, we have over 80 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,
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
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
Please contact me - my name is Debby Tindall and am always available to take your call either during the day, evening or weekend.
Send mail to
Debby@TheHolidayClub.net with questions or
comments about this web site.