Welcome to Yattendon School’s Extended Services page. In 2003, the Government published a green paper called Every Child Matters. The green paper built on existing plans to strengthen preventative services by focusing on four key themes:
- Increasing the focus on supporting families and carers
- Ensuring necessary intervention takes place before children reach crisis point and protecting children from falling through the net
- Addressing the underlying problems identified in the report into the death of Victoria Climbié – weak accountability and poor integration
- Ensuring the people working with children are valued, rewarded and trained. Every Child Matters is the Government's aim for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to achieve five core outcomes.
Extended services are the delivery mechanism for the well-being of all children and young people.
“Extended schools are Every Child Matters in action.”
Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, September 2007
We hope this page will strengthen our home/school partnership and thus ensure improved outcomes for all children in our school.
Please click on the headings below for more information about 'Extended Services' in the Horley area.
OSCAHs Ltd - Chilcare and Play Services
OSCAHS Ltd are a well established private childcare provider based within six school across Surrey and West Sussex. In our recent Ofsted inspections we have achieved a GOOD outcome at five settings. We are very proud to be part of the Yattendon experience and work closely with the school community to provide a flexible childcare service to parents.
Frequently asked Questions?
What will my child do at OSCAHS?
OSCAHS ethos is based on Playwork Principles which encourage children to learn through a variety of Play opportunities. This may include a selection of board games, art n craft, physical activities both in the playground and the school hall, role play and lots more
What will my child have to eat?
Breakfast club – children can choose from menu which consists of healthy cereals, toast, fresh fruit & yoghurt and fruit juice. Added to this on the first Friday of each month we offer bacon rolls.
Breakfast is served up to 8.15 to allow staff time to clear away. Please ensure your child arrives in time for breakfast. Any child arriving after 8.15 will be offered fresh fruit and drink.
After School club – we offer a healthy snack which we try to change quarterly. This may include wraps & bagels, pasta, soup, fresh fruit, angel delight or yoghurt.
It is important to advise OSCAHS when completing registration pack if your child has any food allergies or intolerances so that we can incorporate this into our menu. Please note OSCAHS is a nut free club.
How do I register?
Registration packs are available at the setting. OSCAHS is based in the school library and staff are onsite from 7.30 – 9.00 each morning and 3.00 – 6.00 each afternoon. Alternatively you can download a pack from our website. Once complete please return to the Head Office address with holding fee of £25.00. Your child will be entered onto our database and confirmation of place and availability will be advised in writing.
How do I make payment?
Regular booked sessions are invoiced on a monthly basis and payment is due 7 days from receipt of invoice. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or online. OSCAHS also accept a variety of childcare voucher schemes. Adhoc bookings (these are occasional bookings or bookings other than your normal sessions) must be booked and payment made with the booking or on the day your child attends. Due to misuse of our payments terms and conditions your child’s place may be at risk if there is outstanding fees on your account.
What experience/qualifications do staff hold?
All OSCAHS staff have a clear crb check. All senior staff are qualified in childcare to at least nvq2 level and hold a minimum of two years experience. As well as ensuring that we have a qualified first aider at each session staff also hold certificates in Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and Behaviour Management. Staff are given annual appraisals where any training needs are identified. We always encourage staff to undertake additional training and welcome specific areas of expertise – such as Sports coaching, art n craft, Special Needs and so on.
BREAKING NEWS – NEW HOLIDAY PLAYSCHEME OPENS MONDAY 29th JULY @ ST WILFRIDS HALL, HORLEY
We have some exciting offers including a FREE 1st session. There will be numerous Play Opportunities, all of which are included within our fees. In addition to this we are planning some exciting Workshops for a small extra charge – these may include Photography, Science, Playing With Food, Messy Play, Music
Our theme for the holiday club will be ‘All Things Bright n Beautiful’ and each week we will celebrate colours through a variety of PLAY based opportunities
(e.g there will be a black n white week – where we will design a newspaper, make silhouettes and watch a black and white film,
Rainbow week where we will see how colour effects our fashion, try oddly coloured food (like blue custard)
Green Week (we will look at Nature and Recycling),
Red week (we hope to have Fire Engine visit)
We have a competitive and flexible fee structure to suit all your childcare needs
More details will be available after May half-term – So watch this space!
Special Offers – OSCAHS are now taking bookings for September breakfast and after school clubs. Places are limited so please enrol early to avoid disappointment.
As an incentive for Early registration OSCAHS will waive the £25.00 Registration fee for any confirmed places received in June.
Our team hope to attend New Parents Evenings to answer any questions – so hope to meet you there
If you would like more information on our services please use the following contact details:-
To advise of absence due to illness, change your booking or make an ad-hoc reservation please text or call Debbie on 07849 646256. This number is available during session hours only.
To enquire about Holiday Club and OSCAHS other services please contact Elaine on 07803 182819. This number can also be used if you are unable to get through to Debbie. Calls are answered, as much as possible, between 7.30 – 6.00 Mon – Fri. Text message response from 7.00 am – 7.00 pm Mon – Fri. Text response Sat 9.00 – 1.00 only. Emergency text messages only on Sunday please
Invoice and payment queries please contact Luke on 07934 598891
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