Welcome to our new blog where we muse about about all things related to running an out of school club: activities for the kids, approaches for dealing with common issues, tips for managing your Ofsted inspection and anything else that occurs to us!
While clubs that run on school premises have been at risk of schools taking over their business for some time, this issue has really accelerated in recent months, as schools struggle to find ways to plug the shortfall in their budgets due to inadequate government funding. Now one of our members, Sandra Ogden, is ready to take the fight to government and is looking for supporters.
6 July 2019
The recent news coverage of the inquest into the sad death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse following an allergic reaction to sesame, is a stark reminder to all out of school clubs to check their food allergy procedures.
26 September 2018
Is it ever appropriate to give a cuddle to the children in your care? This is a tricky question and the answer depends on many variables: the age of the child, the circumstances, who is doing the cuddling, and why?
1 June 2018
As we all know, the summer term usually starts off quite calmly, then descends into utter chaos as the academic year hurtles towards its end. So you need to start marketing your club to new parents as early as possible, before you get overtaken by other events.
25 May 2018
You may have noticed that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are getting married on Saturday 19 May 2018. If you are looking for activities to celebrate this event at your club, we've put together some ideas to get you started.
14 April 2018
Although it's tempting to quickly change a few things at your club on the day of inspection, this is usually a Bad Idea!
5 March 2018
Thoughts about sharing the love at your club on Valentine's Day.
30 Jan 2018
Some ideas for activities themed around the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
15 Jan 2018