MAY NEWSLETTER Dear Parents and Carers, Thought I'd update you on a few bits and bobs! Key Dates Thursday 7th May – Closed as the club hall is being used for polling Friday 28th and Monday 31st May – Closed for the May Weekend Thursday 24th June (Last day of term) – Open from 12.45pm to 6pm. Holiday Club We piloted running our own holiday club at Notre Dame over the spring holiday (due to Covid-19 restrictions preventing Notre Dame children going to Hyndland) and it seemed to be a success! During the holidays at Hyndland we usually average around 12 Notre Dame [...]
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Dear Parents and Carers, Since Hyndland After School Club are currently not able to take children from other schools due to the latest government guidelines, we have decided to pilot our own holiday club at Notre Dame in the second week of the spring holiday. Hours & Cost We will be open from 8am to 6pm from Monday 12th April to Friday 16th April 2021. Full-day bookings (8am to 6pm) are £27.50 and half-day bookings (8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm) are £17.50. The finance team at Hyndland After School Club will contact you regarding payments once you have submitted a booking form. Activities We will not be [...]
General Information on Afternoon Sessions The purpose of this page is to give you an overview of how the Afty will operate when the children return. Please note that information and guidelines change regularly, so everything is subject to change at short notice at the moment. We will cover all of this information with the children upon their return and at the right times (obviously, with more age-appropriate language!) so they know the new procedures and rules; we will keep things simple and not overwhelm them with information. We know they may be apprehensive about returning, so we [...]
COVID-19: Summary of New Procedures Limiting Contacts / Groups The latest guidance recommends that we should keep children in groups of up to 30 when they are indoors; groups should stay at least two metres apart, and children from different groups should not mix. It states that limiting children’s contacts will reduce the likelihood of direct transmission of the virus and reduce the overall number who may need to isolate in the event of an outbreak. This recommendation is not ideal as it goes against our philosophy of promoting free play and social interactions between all age ranges. While [...]
COVID-19: Information for Parents and Carers Health & Childcare Guidance The health and wellbeing of everyone connected to Notre Dame Kids Club is our top priority. In accordance with the latest government health advice and guidance to support the re-opening of school age childcare services, we have carried out risk assessments and put control measures in place to manage the risk of people potentially contracting and spreading the virus while they are at the Afty. We will ensure that all relevant information is communicated to our staff in advance of the club reopening, and that all relevant information [...]
Important Information for Parents and Carers Absences If your child is off school or has other after school arrangements, please contact us directly by text or email and give as much notice as possible – no later than 2pm on the day. Please ensure you contact us directly rather than rely on school staff to pass information to us; it is not their responsibility to do this and they are not always able to. Also, please do not solely rely on your child to pass on information to us regarding their attendance; for their safety and security, any [...]
Quick Guide for Parents and Carers Organisation Notre Dame Kids Club (NDKC) is an after school club service based in Notre Dame Primary School. The club (affectionately known as “The Afty”!) opened in 2015 shortly after Notre Dame Primary relocated to the then newly-refurbished former premises of Dowanhill Primary on Havelock Street. We are branch of Hyndland After School Club (HASC), a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation that has been providing out-of-school childcare services since 1992. Services NDKC is an after school club service that operates in Notre Dame during term-time from the end of the school day [...]
2020-21 Fees, Terms & Conditions Registration Fee – £36.00 Fee is per family, per annum. Registration covers use (subject to availability) of our after school club service at Notre Dame and our holiday club service at Hyndland. After School Club Fee (Regular Place) – £13.00 Fee is per child, per session. Club is located at Notre Dame Kids Club. Hours are from 3pm to 6pm. When school finishes early (such as at the end of term) we open early and there is no extra cost). After School Club Fee (Drop-in Place) – £14.50 Occasionally we have availability to [...]