The Play Place is a childcare organisation managed by the school governors and the headteacher. We offer affordable, secure and enjoyable after school care. Any profits made by the club are re-invested in both The Play Place and the school generally.
The school was inspected back in January 2013, with the Play Place (formerly known as The Care Club) also subject to checks –we did very well indeed:
‘The Riverside Care Club provides good before -and after-school care. It contributes to the school’s welcoming, happy, family atmosphere.‘
‘The Riverside Care Club makes a good contribution to pupils’ social skills. Pupils enjoy playing pool, for example, with their friends or sharing construction materials. The calm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere helps pupils with emotional or behavioural difficulties. Pupils follow the same rules in the club as they do in school and receive similar rewards. They respect the staff and thoroughly enjoy their time there.’
‘The Riverside Care Club is well led and managed. It has an appreciable impact on pupils’ well-being and the school’s friendly, family atmosphere.‘
We aim to provide children with a range of play activities, both indoors and outdoors, and give the children the opportunity to relax and be with friends out of school hours. As for their Mums, Dads and carers, we aim to enable local parents to return to work, or stay in work, or take up training opportunities, free from childcare worries.
The club is open to all children who attend Riverside School. We provide 26 childcare places.
Because we are part of the school OFSTED registration you may be able to claim working families tax credits to assist with the fees.
We welcome visits from parents/carers and their children at any time during our sessions.
For more information please contact:
Georgina Simpson - Play Place Manager (01937832899 - option 2)
Alison Woodward- Head of School (01937 832899)
Ian Yapp - Executive Headteacher (01937 832899)
Our current childcare fees are:
Breakfast club - £5.40 per session
After-school club - £8.90 per session
Holiday club - £12.20 per half day/£22 per full day