PRINCIPLES OF OUR KARATE SCHOOL
WHAT WE OFFER
Purple House plan and deliver a range of activities to meet the needs of all the children. The children are free to choose from the variety of play equipment that is available to them or partake in an adult led activity each day for the variety of age ranges within the school.
Although we are not expected to follow the EYFS guidelines we agree with its importance and therefore aim to provide activities that cover all areas of the EYFS learning objectives and the curriculum.
Welcome to Purple House
Not just an out of school club, but a family away from home.
At Purple House Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubz (PH) we aim to provide a safe, secure and relaxed environment, offering a range of activities that reflect the interests of the children's topics learnt in school, linking with the curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for England.
The club operates Monday to Friday TERM TIME ONLY for ages 4 to 11.
Breakfast club starts from 7.30am (Breakfast is served from 7:30am until 8:15am we offer yoghurt and fruit up until 8:20am)
After school club – starts from 3:20pm until 6:00pm (Teatime is served between 4:15pm - 5:00pm children are served at the same time and those who attend enrichment clubs can have Tea during the second sitting. This ensures all children are given tea before home time)
A CARING ENVIRONMENT
Purple House provides healthy, nutritional and delicious tea time options at every session. We aim to offer physical indoor and outdoor activities for the children to support the wellbeing of each individual child’s physical development in the club.
The food we provide at the Club is not intended as a substitute for a main evening meal. We promote independence, by encouraging the children to help to set up and prepare part of the tea, clearing away after themselves and washing up with the support of adults. We aim to meet all individual dietary requirements and parental preferences wherever possible and ensure fresh drinking water is available at all times.
Our employees are recruited in line with ‘Safer Recruitment’ guidelines as well as the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ handbook. No employee enters a registered setting until they hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate, the details of which are shared with the school. We are committed to safeguarding and regularly review and update our safeguarding policy and procedures.
Most of our staff have significant experience of working with children and undertake professional development training. We aim to ensure managers hold level 3 childcare qualifications and other staff are encouraged to hold or study for a relevant childcare qualification.
We maintain a staff/child ratio which is in line with Ofsted guidelines and ensures the safety of your children in our setting. Ofsted no longer stipulates a specific ratio; therefore, we work on the basis of ensuring no more than 1:8 child: staff ratio (4-5 years old) 1:10 child: staff ratio ( 8 years and above).
Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer
The DSLO ensures that staff’s safeguarding efforts are efficient and effective as possible while caring for the children in the setting.
Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the clubs SEND policy, coordinating provision for children with SEND, and, liaising with and advising fellow staff members.
Designated Fire Safety Officer
The role involves ensuring that fire safety arrangements are properly in place and involves leading the swift and safe evacuation of everyone on the premises in the instance of a fire.
Designated First Aider
The Designated First Aider is an appointed person who is nominated to take charge of first aid arrangements, such as looking after the first aid kit and calling an ambulance in an emergency