Active Care is a branch of Get Active Sports providing schools and parents with affordable childcare before and after school to 6.00pm every day of term.
Our successful programmes are created and planned in order to keep children healthy, active and engaged through sports, arts & crafts and educational activities in the hours after school.
What do we do?
Focussing on the whole child we will develop children’s confidence, social skills and empower their learning whilst promoting literacy and numeracy.
Activities such as treasure hunts, real life problem solving, memory games, drama activities and sports maths will help improve children’s reading and maths. Every session will involve homework/reading time (depending on the schools wishes), meaning every child will have the chance for independent learning.
We have recently introduced iPads into the learning potential.
Many of our Staff have a minimum of NVQ level 2 Play Worker & National Governing Body level 2 qualifications, Enhanced DBS Check, First Aid Paediatric Certificate and have completed a child protection/safeguarding course.
- Get Active Sports has Public Liability Insurance of £10,000,000.
- Our ratio is 1:10, this will ensure children are supervised at all times.
- Ofsted Registered.
- Two healthy snacks are provided to all children after school.
- Our online bookings make it simple for both schools and parents.
Radstock School Case Study
Get Active Sports offered Radstock School in Lower Earley Active Care service in September 2015, offering parents the option to attend until 4.30pm or 6.00pm.
Working closely with the school to ensure we offered the best possible service the club had 20 children regularly attending. After some extra marketing and some brilliant feedback from other parents and teachers this now regularly has 30 children attend per club.
Social skills and behaviour have dramatically improved through teamwork and our Whole Child Active element with a different year being responsible for different aspects of the club each day.
Year 6 children are regularly used as “drinks monitors” ensuring that during snack time all children have enough juice or water. KS1 children are responsible for helping to tidy the plates and ensure the setup is correct. KS2 children assist with the washing up.
As part of the Active Care agreement schools receive a payment back with Get Active Sports paying Radstock School £5437 between September 2016 and April 2017.
Each half term our Active Care will have a different theme. This theme will provide the backdrop to all of our activities and educational links. Just a few of our Activity Themes include:
Space, Magical Wizards, Mad Hatters, Tropical Rainforest, Bugs Life and Roald Dahl.
All of our sessions, activities and games contain educational links. Children learn whilst having fun (many without even realising they are learning). Maths puzzles during art; maths problems when serving the food or number games during sport mean all children will experience additional numeracy skills. Treasure hunts will improve literacy when poems and word searches introduce children to new words and themes every day. Please see an example of our timetable below:
|3.15-3.45||Registration & Snack||Registration & Snack||Registration & Snack||Registration & Snack||Registration & Snack|
|3.45-4.15||Social Skills||Social Skills||Social Skills||Social Skills||Social Skills|
|5.00-5.15||Main Snack||Main Snack||Main Snack||Main Snack||Main Snack|
|5.30-6.00||Childs Choice||Childs Choice||Childs Choice||Childs Choice||Childs Choice|
|6.00||Home Time||Home Time||Home Time||Home Time||Home Time|
We like to tailor the price to best suit the parents at your school. With different packages to suit your school whether it is breakfast clubs, a short session (typically end of school until 4.30pm) or a long session (typically end of school until 6pm) we will ensure our prices are competitive. Please note: Get Active Sports will charge £5 for every five minutes past your pick up time. There is also a £1 admin fee for any on the day bookings made after 12pm.