Here you will find the latest news and information regarding

Kidsland-Kidsclub. 

Check this page regularly for upcoming events and important information.

Welcome to Kidsland Kidsclub.  

Kidsland had our Ofsted Inspection on 16th May 2016, and we have been awarded OUTSTANDING in all areas and overall.  Ofsted said; 

'THIS PROVISION IS OUTSTANDING'.

'EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IS OUTSTANDING'.

'QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT IS OUTSTANDING'.

'PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE IS OUTSTANDING'.

'THE MANAGEMENT IS INSPIRATIONAL, AMBITIOUS AND COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE VERY BEST QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALL CHILDREN'.

'STAFF KNOW THE CHILDREN WELL AND HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF CHILDREN'S ACHIEVEMENTS'.

'CHILDREN THRIVE AS THEY PLAY WITH ENTHUSIASM, ENERGY AND VIGOUR'.

The full report is now available to view on the Ofsted Report link at the top of this page. 

We will be updating this site regularly, and posting all upcoming events, holidays, trips etc here. 

Our club has now relocated to St Joseph's Church hall, Bolton Road, Darwen.  This is now a vibrant, energetic and exciting club.  Children from many schools now play and learn with us, and we have a much larger, more qualified and experienced staff base and much more equipment, toys and resources to accommodate more children.  

Our second club is at Ashleigh Primary School, for the children of Ashleigh Primary School.

    

Kidsland limited has received level 5 Food Hygiene rating from Environmental Health and has been awarded the Recipe 4 Health award.  The Recipe 4 Health award is awarded to businesses that meet requirements for food hygiene and trading standards legislation, offer healthy options and are committed to being socially responsible.  Kidsland Limited is the ONLY ‘Out of School' childcare provision within Blackburn with Darwen borough to have achieved this award.

The new reforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage, which came into force September 2014, means that Out Of School Clubs do not now have to  meet the learning and development requirements, nor to provide a 1:8 staff:child ratio.  However, it is our wish to continue to provide a quality childcare provision, and we will still have sufficient staff to meet the demands of a vibrant provision, and to continue to have enough staff to ensure the safety and welfare of the children, and to continue to monitor and observe the child at play, and to assess and record the child's development.   Kidsland wishes to continue to encourage each child to fulfil their full potential. 

 

 Pants - NSPCC Safeguarding Campaign

Pants - Throughout the Summer & Autumn Term, and as part of our Safeguarding responsibilities, we will be holding activities and Children’s Meetings with the children about keeping themselves safe. The NSPCC has launched a campaign called PANTS, to raise awareness in children about safe touching, safe secrets, underwear (or underpants) etc.  This will be done sensitively and will be age appropriate, and we will be following the NSPCC’s advice and guidance.  If you wish for your child not to be included in these activities, or wish to discuss this with Lindsey first, she will be happy to show you the resources we will be using and to talk through any concerns you may have. 

 

 Food Allergen Information    

From 13th December 2014, all food businesses are required under the Consumers Regulation (No. 1169/2011) to provide information about the allergenic ingredients used in food provided by them. All Kidsland staff have Food Hygiene training and certificates, and Kidsland has received the Recipe 4 Health award, and has level 5 Food Hygiene Rating from the Food Standards Agency. Our 12 day menus are planned to provide nutritious and healthy food for the children at the end of the school day, and during holidays, when we provide: Breakfast, Dinner with Pudding & Tea, with drinks and fruit throughout the day. We will list all the possible allergens in each of our food selections, and this will be posted on the club door, together with all our craft & physical activity planning etc at the beginning of each week. 

 

 Sticky Hands Campaign

Week commencing 20th November is the Sticky Hands Campaign to 'Hold Hands and Stay Safe Near The Road' organised by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and including all schools and childcare providers in the borough.  We'll be completing Sticky Hands activities and games throughout the week, and we will be following through with additional activities during the rest of the year.  There will be Sticky Hands posters on our notice board and in the club.

 

How to get help with  childcare costs 

The Government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.  These are the deals that affect our parents of children from 4 to 11 years.

 

Tax Free Childcare - Age 0-11               

  • For working families, including the self employed, in the UK
      • With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled)
      • For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months.

 

Tax Credits -Age 0-15

  • For working families in the UK 
  • With children under 16 (or 17 if disabled)
  • 70% of childcare costs, up to a cap. 

 

Universal Credit - Age 0-15

 

  • For working families claiming Universal Credit in England Scotland & Wales. 
  • With children under 16 
  • 85% of eligible childcare costs, up to a cap.

 

Childcare Vouchers - Age 0-15

 

  • For working families, in the UK. 
  • With children under 16 (or 17 if disabled).
  • Up to £933 a year in tax & NI savings. 

 

Support While You Study

 

  • Weekly payments from Care to Learn if you're at School or sixth-form college.
  • Help through your college if you're in further education.
  • A weekly grant if you're in full time education. 

For more information please access at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

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General Data Protection

 

Regulations -  May 2018

 

Kidsland Limited is committed to upholding the Data Protection Act 1998 & the extended rights under the General Data Protection Regulations May 2018 for protecting the rights of the individual. We are now required to gain consent from parents to hold & use personal information. Kidsland Limited will store all Registration Forms & any data sensitive information in a secure storage location within the club or off site in the company office, for the legally required time period, & then destroyed appropriately in line with ICO guidance. Information will only be used in the pursuit of legitimate interests i.e. the day to day requirements of the club, contacting of parents, medical/allergen information, in connection with any safeguarding investigation, tax credit information etc. There will be no transfer of data outside of the EEA or EU. Parents/Carers have the right of access to their personal data & to request its rectification or erasure following legal guidelines & will also have the right to withdraw consent to share information (when the legal basis for processing is consent). Kidsland Limited will respond to the request for information within one month. Kidsland Limited will continue to register with the Information Commissioners Office & parents can access this site for further information: ico.org.uk

 

All forms will be kept for the legal required time before being securely shredded & disposed of as follows;

 

l Registration Forms       3 years from after the child leaves our care.

l Accident Forms            21 years

l Incident Forms             3 years

l Registers                      3 years

l Fees Sheets                 5 full tax years as per HMRC requirements.

l CCTV Footage             12 cameras in school grounds.  Recordings on 28 day cycle.

 

Information held may be used in the pursuit of legitimate interest, ie., in connection with a Safeguarding issue or investigation.

 

Information may be requested by the following recipients; HMRC, Ofsted, Local Safeguarding Board etc.

 

Parents/Carers will have easier access to retrieving any data held, at no charge, and Kidsland will respond to any request for information as soon as possible, but always within one month.

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Online Safeguarding for Adults & Children

 

Here at Kidsland we have for many years had a Mobile Phone with Camera ban within our Safeguarding Policy, and all staff Smart Phones are kept in staff lockers during club sessions.  The club phones DO NOT have cameras, and photographs are only taken with the club camera for use ONLY within the club.

We have also for many years been tackling both staff & children's safety and welfare whilst online.  From March - July 2019 we will be promoting Online Safety within the club.  All staff will have NSPCC Online Safeguarding training and certificates. We will be advising parents on ways to safeguard their children whilst using any technology and we will be delivering the message to the children in age appropriate meetings and activities.

 

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Ashleigh Primary School

Kidsland is now running the Kidsclub at Ashleigh Primary School, for children of Ashleigh School, using staff from both the school and Kidsland.

If you require any information about this club please ring the office; 01254 771717 or Mobile; 07966224968.  Information Packs & Registration Forms are available to collect from the school office.

 

 

KIDSLAND KIDSCLUB will now RE-OPEN on

 

Monday 8th March 2021

 

for Before & After School Club and for

 

Easter Holiday Clubs

 

 

All parents wishing to register their child,

 

please contact;

 

 

Yvonne  on 07966224968

 

 

or email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

Thank you