We are a leading provider of out of school childcare with a proven track record of working in effective partnership with schools to deliver a high quality experience for families across Hampshire.
The first Creative Kidz out of school club was developed and established in July 2004. The setting was based within Hamble Memorial hall. Within a few months the club was fully booked with a waiting list.
We are now running from 7 sites in and around the Southampton area of Hampshire.
All of our settings are with registered with Ofsted Standard for Education on the Early Years register and both the voluntary and compulsary parts of the Childcare register.
All of our staff have received Enhanced DBS checks and have been subjected to a rigerous recruitment process ensuring that they are suitable to work with children. and they are re-checked and monitored regularly as part of our ongoing staff development programme.
Child centred- We form effective partnerships with parents, schools and the community, always maintaining full focus on the best interests of each individual child.
Reflection- We are committed to evaluation and development of our service and strive for excellence, to this end we listen to feedback and respond in a timely and effective manner.
Enjoyment- All children and young people need to play. The impulse to play is innate. Play is a biological, psychological and social necessity, and is fundamental to the healthy development and well-being of individuals and communities. *The Playwork Principles. Our Staff teams have consistently high behavioural expectations. They take great care to develop children's social skills, and help children to consider the feelings of others and the impact of their actions.
Acceptance- Diversity and individuality are welcomed. We understand that all children are unique and have a right to reach their full potential.
Team – Our staff teams are one of our companies most valuable resource, as it is only through their commitment and effort that good quality provision can be both established and maintained. We are therefore committed to providing good quality training and development opportunities for staff so that they are able to perform their role both effectively and efficiently. All employees are subject to an enhanced DBS check as well as ongoing supervision and a robust appraisal system.
Inspiring- Our staff team are role models, personally taking responsibility for actions and outcomes by engaging with families and delivering a high quality, personal service that make a difference.
Voice- We recognise the value each child brings. We offer inclusive access and equal opportunity to all children and young people. We offer a democratic service, welcoming the views of children and parent’s and incorporating the British values.
Evolution- We are always looking at ways to grow and develop our service with a commitment to respond to the changing needs of our communities and by providing opportunities which maximize potential and nurture positive change for children, families, our staff teams and the community.