ACE Kids Club is an established childcare facility run by Katherine Semar Schools, which has expanded and improved consistently over the years. When the School had its OFSTED in September 2013, ACE Kids Club were recognised as ‘OUTSTANDING’! (Please ask if you would like a copy of the report.)
We offer three types of childcare club – Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club. ACE Kids Club aims to provide a fun, safe and inclusive environment that covers the needs of both parents and children.
We have a fantastic setting which includes a large hall, which encompasses a kitchen and dining area, as well as space for the children to play, relax and create. We have the use of the school’s huge playground, field, outdoor apparatus course, gazebo, forested area and we're very excited that we now have the use of the Musical Maze for the children to explore. During the holidays we can spread into the school and benefit from using the school hall and indoor climbing apparatus, art room and music room.
We are continuing to grow and increase our facilities to provide an even more exciting and structured environment. We have expanded on ideas and equipment, so that the children can enjoy new and better activities… as well as the ones they already love!
Our breakfast club operates during term time, starting at 7.45am. There are healthy breakfast options including wholemeal bread / toast, croissants, crumpets, pancakes, brioche, cereal, milk, yoghurt and fruit juice.
There is also a range of suitable games and activities for the children to play and do, giving them an enjoyable start to their day. When school begins, the junior school children walk through the school to their classrooms. The infant school children are escorted safely to the next door building, to their classrooms.
After School Club
ACE Kids Club runs a successful after school club. When school finishes, the juniors from Katherine Semar Junior School walk from their classrooms through to the ACE building. The infants are collected from their classrooms, by members of staff from ACE, and safely escorted to the ACE building at the junior school.
We open at 3.00pm and close at 6.00pm. First the children are offered a drink and piece of fruit / bread & jam / snack – much needed after a long afternoon at school! At 3.30pm we start the days activity, which they can choose to take part in, including team games, arts & crafts, indoor or outdoor play. There is also a wide range of activities for them to do, including drawing, toys to play / build with, dolls, board games as well as access to the large outdoor playground, field, apparatus and take part of our gardening club, and much, much more.
We are very happy to say that we have now started a homework and guided reading club during ACE where children will get the chance to complete homework or reading with a member of staff supporting them.
At approximately 4.30pm, we all sit together and have some tea. For example: Bolognese/cheesy pasta, sausage hot pot, jacket potatoes with a variety of toppings, pizza and fish fingers rolls, along with chunks of tomato, cucumber, peppers, carrots, lettuce or mixed hot vegetables. This is then followed by fruit or yoghurt, and then a homemade cake or biscuit.
For the remainder of the kids’ time at ACE, we play games and do activities of their choice. These are mainly indoor activities like cards / board games, drawing and painting, reading, playing with toys. All in all, we make sure they are entertained and having fun.
Arts & Crafts
- drama & productions
- clay modelling
- drawing & painting
- field games
- giant games
- play houses
- obstacle courses
- gym apparatus
- music room
- parachute games
- fancy dress
- giant games
- water games
- nature trails
- team challenges
- treasure hunts
During the holidays, we regularly arrange trips out or get professionals in for the children’s enjoyment! This summer we have had...
- French and Spanish lessons
- Mad Science
- Kimmys Zoo
- Forest Schools
- Roald Dahl Workshop
- Dance and Drama workshops
- An Indian Adventure Workshop
- Sports specialist
- Theme days & weeks
- Film days
- Animal Workshops
Food & Refreshment
Whilst with ACE Kids Club, we ask parents / guardians to provide their children with a packed lunch and two healthy snacks. We also ask that NO NUTS / PEANUT BUTTER / NUTELLA are included in these, due to other children’s allergies. As we are a healthy eating club we do ask that no fizzy drinks are brought with lunch and only water and squash are brought.
Children are more than welcome to bring along their own toys however, it is their responsibility to look after them while at ACE. Also we ask that no electronic devices are brought along for the day as we like the children to take part in activities and socialise with all the other children as much as possible.
Get in touch!
For further information, please get in touch with Janet Clark, Childcare Manager.
Telephone: 01799 520356
Our Ace Club policies can be found here.