Children attending Barnies Out of School Club are supported, developed and inspired through the ethos and practise of the Playwork Assumptions and Values. These form the basis for the professional Playwork Practioner and ensure that children are encouraged to develop on an individual basis. Structured activities and plans are organized around these principles and are adjusted to suit either the after school or holiday periods.
HOMEWORK - Children are encouraged to share their homework with the staff and work on an individual or one to one basis. Parent consultation and information is available to discuss a child’s progress and ensure consistency of approach.
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Plans during the holiday periods allow for a variety of outdoor play and games, art and craft activities linked to a theme, outings or walks, cooking and baking as well as access to the usual games, puzzles and resources. Homework is not usually included during these periods. Children are encouraged to develop their own plans and ideas supported by the practitioner. The recent Carnival theme at one of our holiday playschemes introduced exotic fruits to try as well as music, activities and games from carnivals around the world.
Available from 8.00 am to 8.45 am at the following settings:
• Hadlow with drop off to Hadlow School
• Sevenoaks with drop off to Lady Boswells School
Available from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm after school with pick up from:• Hadlow Primary School back to Barnies Hadlow
• Lady Boswell Primary School back to Barnies Sevenoaks
• Paddock Wood Primary School back to Barnies Hop Farm
Available from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm every school holiday and school inset days to fit all school term calendars.
Full day, half day or hourly crèche facility to meet parents needs.
We also work in partnership with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council to provide their Holiday Playschemes during the main summer holiday period at:
• Hadlow Primary School (4 weeks) with pick up back to Hadlow Barnies if required
• Tonbridge Baptist Church (3 weeks)
This Barnies is situated within the grounds of Hadlow Primary School, near Tonbridge, and has been registered since January 2004.
This Barnies is situated within the grounds of the Hop Farm Country Park, near Paddock Wood, and has been registered since 1999.
This Barnies is situated in the Raley Centre, and has been registered since 2004.
Established since 1996 primarily for nursery care Barnies now provides an all encompassing child care provision for parents with children from birth to eleven years.