STEP Zone

Welcome to Applegarth Academy STEPZone

 

At STEP Zone we are determined that this club will meet the needs of you and your children and we wish to work with you to develop it to be a reliable and enjoyable club for you and your children to use.

Below you will find a list of activities we provide for the children; a list of food provided; a timetable for the day to day routine as well as some of our policies that help the running of STEP Zone.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are always happy to help.

Yours sincerely

The Step Zone Team

Who are the STEP Zone Team?

Whilst your children are in STEP Zone they will be cared for by Miss Todd, Miss Ingram and Miss Cotton. They are experienced in working with children as well as being trained first aiders.

Day to Day routine

3.00pm– Children will be brought to the hall by their teaching assistants.

3.05pm– Registration of the children and taking those in other clubs to their clubs.

3.10pm– Food orders taken from the children

3.30pm– Children eat light meal

4.00pm– Activities/homework and reading help

5.00pm– Fruit snack

5.15pm– Activities

5.50pm– Tidy up time

6.00pm– Home time

Need to contact STEP Zone?

If you need to contact STEP Zone we are available on 07415931871 between 3pm and 6pm.

At all other times enquires must go through the school office.

Where is STEP Zone based and where do we collect our children from?

STEP Zone is based in the school halls. Children can be collected from the door by the dining hall. On collection you will need to sign your child/children out of STEP Zone to confirm collection.

When do I pay for my child/children’s session?

Payment for your child/children’s session in STEP Zone must be paid at least the day before the session is required.

Do I need to fill any forms for my child/children to come to STEP Zone?

For your child/children to attend a session at STEP Zone we require you to fill in a booking form and an Emergency contact form. If we do not have an emergency contact form your child/children will be unable to attend STEP Zone. Emergency contact forms will need to be filled out every term to ensure we have contact details that are up to date. These forms are also available to download from the school website for you to complete.

What activities will my child/children be able do?

Arts and Crafts including seasonal activities, cutting and sticking, colouring, drawing, painting, play dough, marbling, tie-dye, batik, papier-mâché, sewing, knitting etc.

Some of the games we offer the children include Jenga, Snakes and Ladders, Chess, Dominos, Connect 4, Charades, Hedbandz, Blockus, Dolls, Dressing up, Reading area, snap, pairs, Wii, Snooker, Football table, Puzzles, Music, Dancing, football, basket ball, tennis, catch, throwing, group games such as Duck Duck Goose, Catch the tail, What’s the time Mr Wolf?, Ship shore, etc.

Other activites also include; Cooking (cakes, pizzas, bread, biscuits, soups, smoothies) and help with homework.

What food is provided for my child/children?

At STEP Zone we will provide a light meal for the children. They will have a large daily selection to choose fromPasta

Pasta, baked beans and cheese, Pasta and Olives/sweetcorn, Pasta, cheese /sweetcorn, Pasta, tuna/sweetcorn

Jacket potatoes

Jacket potato and cheese, Jacket potato, cheese and beans, Jacket potato, tuna and sweetcorn

Sandwiches

Jam sandwich, Cheese sandwich, Marmite sandwich, Cheese and marmite sandwich, Tuna and sweet corn sandwich

Toast

Toast and butter, Toast and Jam, Cheese toasties, Toast and marmite, Toast, cheese and marmite, Baked beans on toast, Spaghetti hoops on Toast

Cereals

Rice Krispies, Cornflakes, Shredded Wheat, Weetabix

Crumpets

Bagels

As well as providing a light meal for the children we also provide a small healthy snack these snacks will include a varied selection, such as:

Pineapple, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Grapes-– red, white, Raisins, Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Mangos, Water melon, Gala melon, Cantaloupe melon, Honeydew melon, Papaya, Pomegranate, Kiwi, Satsumas, Carrots, Peppers, Celery, Blackberries, Humus and Couscous.

At meal times the children have access to the following drinks:

Water, Apple juice, Orange juice, milk and Hot Chocolate.

The children have continuous access to water the whole time they are in STEP Zone.

We will provide you daily notification, on collection, as to what your child has eaten within that session.

Behaviour in STEP Zone

Applegarth Academy is a Right Respecting School. STEP Zone has adopted the same approach of teaching the children about their rights as well as modelling the rights within the setting. Staff will use a gentle but consistent approach to encourage expected behaviour from the children.

Any inappropriate behaviour will be discussed with the child and parents/carers. Persistent inappropriate behaviour may result in the child being withdrawn from STEP Zone.

Collection of children

Your child/children’s safety is our up most concern and as such our collection policy is very important. We will not immediately allow you into the hall to collect your child until we have verified who you are. We will ask you to verify who you are with the password you supplied on the booking form. Please do not be embarrassed or offended at this, it is to ensure the children’s safety.

In the event that another adult turns up to collect your child and they do not have the password, we will not allow the child to leave with them unless we have had prior confirmation from you.

On collection of your child you will be asked to sign them out on the register.

No child will be released to anyone aged under 16 years.

24 hour Cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel a booking it must be done 24hours before the session is due to be used. Any cancellations made less than 24 hours may result in you receiving a charge for that session.

First aid and accidents

All accidents no matter how minor are recorded in the Accident book. You will be given a verbal and written account of any accident and will be advised of what first aid treatment has been administered to your child. You are also required to sign the Accident book as proof that you have been advised of the accident. If medical attention is required the you will be contacted immediately.

 

Late collection Policy

STEP Zone finishes at 6pm and your child/children are expected to be collected no later. In the event that you are running late we expect a phone call to 07415931872 informing us of such and to let us know what time you expect to arrive.

Charges for late collection will be made: £5 for the first 10 minutes followed by an additional charge of £1 for every 5 minutes (or part period of 5 minutes) thereafter.

Persistent late collection (that is more than twice in a term) will result in your child/children being withdrawn from STEP Zone for half a term.
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