Coming to our Flexible Drop-off Holiday Club
Goodrich Primary, SE22 0EP
When are clubs are not operating our office ours are weekdays 10am - 4.00pm (please note during Covid-19 we may ask you to leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible due to reduced staff. Call 0333 014 2576 or email email@example.com
To get in touch with us between
7.00am – 6.30pm during a holiday club period
please call 0333 014 2576
Option 1 to talk to the office.
Discuss bookings, payments, issues with your
account, availability and any general enquiries
Option 2 to talk to the Goodrich Duty Manager
if your child is with us that day and you want to speak to club staff about anything including Movie Club booking, alternative pick up arrangements, if you are running late or if your child cannot attend.
You can also text or WhatsApp the Goodrich Manager on 07714 745 040 between 7.00am – 6.30pm during club time only.
Thank you for visiting our Holiday Club pages to find out more about what we offer. We have adapted our Creative Holiday Club which runs at Goodrich Primary, SE22 0EP for 4-11 year olds 8:00am - 6:30pm every school holiday (excluding Christmas) so that we can operate a full-on day of excitement, adventure, creativity and indoor and outdoor creative fun keeping children in bubbles of 15. Our clubs offer fully flexible daycare options from booking one day up to the full number for that club - every day is it's own unique experience.
SUMMER HOLIDAYS WHERE WE WILL BE WELCOMING BACK LIVE WORKSHOP LEADERS AND OUR BOUNCY CASTLES: 5 WEEKS FROM 26TH JULY - 27TH AUGUST 2021 - BOOKING NOW via Magic Booking
OCTOBER HALF-TERM: Dates TBC booking opens mid September
As guidelines change, we will adapt our provision accordingly. All our 2021 clubs up to the end of the summer holidays are on sale now. To book for our clubs you need to have a MACIC BOOKING account. Click HERE to set one up or login. It can take a little bit of time to get fully set up as we need a lot of details for Ofsted purposes. But once you have your account and have added your children, you'll be able to book any of our clubs, pay by card, childcare voucher or tax-free childcare or spread the cost in instalment payments.
So, what can your children expect from a Nimble Arts holiday club? Here's how we'll be running things in 2021:
For our SPRING CLUB children will be kept in bubbles of 15 as per current guidelines and will spend the day between their Bubble Room, session in the hall and outdoors. They will be lead by two experienced workshop facilitators who will use a combination of virtual workshops and live leading to bring their adventure day to life. We only have 15 spaces per group so, although we want to be as flexible as possible when parents request friends or siblings to be together, we need to keep children of similar age together, and we cannot exceed legal group numbers. When you book you'll receive an email with a link to our online group request form where you can let us know that your child would like to be with a friend. We will send out bubble lists before the club so your child will know which group they will be in. Monday - Wednesday are our busiest days where we will have up to 10 bubbles:
CATERPILLARS - Pre-school 4 year olds
HEDGEHOGS - School-age 4-5 year olds
CHIPMUNKS - 4-5 year olds
PUFFINS 5-6 year olds
DOLPHINS - Year 2
TURTLES - Year 3-4 (sometimes older Year 2's)
SQUIRRELS Year 3-4
MEERKATS Year 4-5
ZEBRAS - Year 5
EAGLES - Year 5-6
Ages/year groups are approximate and will be organised based on demand and group requests to be with friends so ages can be a little more mixed. You can book anything from 1-5 days flexibly, but children will remain in their bubble for all the days they attend. We will not be able to change bubbles on the day and will be in touch before the club to ask about requests to be in the same group as friends/siblings if they are close in age. We want children to have a brilliant time with us so we will be as accommodating as we can, but have to be strict with bubbles once they have been arranged. The staff for each bubble will be the same each day wherever possible. Rest assured, your child will be warmly welcomed and made to feel part of the team from their first steps through the door. Many children attend on their own and our staff are very experienced at helping children settle in and make friends.
Children should be dropped off at the Dunstan's Road gate (not the main school gate but the double gate a little further up. the road). Parents and carers will not be allowed onto the premises while restrictions are in place, and are asked to wear face coverings unless exempt. Children will be signed in and told which group they are in and then welcomed in by staff. Depending on their age group, they will follow a time table of activities which include video workshops in their bubbles, live workshops in halls and fun fitness sessions both inside and outside. There will be lots of make and take home, and their time between sessions will be spent choosing creative activities in their bubbles. They will have lots of outdoor play too! Each day will start with a message from our resident time-travelling robot Switcher! He patrols time and space helping members of the Time Squad and you never know where he'll end up! One day we might be helping him escape from space pirates, the next we could be under the sea in the Mermal Kingdom helping defeat and Octodroid! Every day children will learn, make and create their way to helping Switcher wherever he might be!
FOR SUMMER WE WILL BE WELCOMING BACK LIVE LEADERS AND OUR BOUNCY CASTLES (restrictions permitting). Children will still sign into their Bubble/Home group (of approximately 15-18 children) and will follow this timetable:
For our 6 younger groups (Caterpillars, Hedgehogs, Chipmunks, Puffins, Squirrels and Dolphins)
9:00- 9:30 Welcome in Bubble Rooms
9:30 - 10:030
Live Time Squad Themed Session (run by external visiting workshop leaders) - see TIMETABLE for themes
10:30 - 11:15 REVOLVING SESSIONS:
- Arts and crafts themed session with Workshop Leader
- Funhouse - giant bouncy castle/themed activities in hall
- Squad Session - outdoor team challenges
11:15 - 11:45 BREAK
11:45 - 12:45 REVOLVING SESSIONS:
COMPLETE SECOND SESSION FROM REVOLVING WORKSHOPS
12:45 - 2:00 LUNCH
2:00 - 3:00 REVOLVING SESSIONS:
COMPLETE THIRD SESSION FROM REVOLVING WORKSHOPS
3:00 - 3:30 BREAK
3:30 - 4:00 - Show and tell/choosing time/tidy up time
For our 4 older groups (Turtles, Meerkats, Zebras and Eagles)
9.00 - 9.30 Welcome in bubble rooms - intro video
9:30 - 10:15 Time Squad Challenge - livestream design and make challenge (Turtles, Squirrels, Meerkats, Zebras in bubble rooms), Eagles - bouncy castle/extra activity session in hall
10:15 - 10:45 BREAK
10.45- 11.45 REVOLVING SESSIONS:
- Time Squad Workshop with visiting workshop leader around the theme of the day in hall
- Funhouse - bouncy castle and themed activity session
- Squad Session - Outdoor games and team challenges with visiting leader
11:45 - 12:15 Break and change over
12:15 - 1:15 REVOLVING SESSIONS:
COMPLETE SECOND SESSION FROM REVOLVING WORKSHOPS
1:15 - 2:15 LUNCH
2:15 - 3:15
COMPLETE THIRD SESSION FROM REVOLVING WORKSHOPS
Eagles - advanced design and make session with visiting workshop leader
3:15 - 3:45 Break
3:45 MISSION REPORT
Our Bubble teams job is to create a sense of team work and friendship with their Bubble Crew while they follow their video workshops or work with visiting workshop leaders, or use their imagination in between sessions! All our staff and managed are experienced teachers, TAs or arts practitioners with enhanced DBS checks.
What do we need to bring?
Every day is a completely different adventure at Nimble Arts but the things you will need on each day are:
A packed lunch and snacks PLEASE NOTE we have a nut-free policy, and as we have a number of children with allergies, this is particularly important. We reserve the right to remove any packed lunch item containing nuts which will be returned to parents at pick up - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK ALL PACKAGING VERY CAREFULLY We also ask that children don't share their lunches, because of the number of children who do have allergies). There will be two extra breaks during the day so please includes snacks and a bottle of water that can be refilled during the day
Any medication that needs to be administered or that you would like us to have available for your child during the day (asthma pumps, epi pens, antihistamines etc) - these will need to be signed in and out and please make sure it is labelled with your child’s name. To save time please complete this online form before the club so we will have all the information we need and permission to administer: https://nimblearts.wufoo.com/forms/nimble-arts-permission-to-administer-medication/
Waterproof coat and sensible shoes for outdoor play
Clothes they can move easily in, and that you don't mind getting a bit messy - whilst we have overalls available for craft projects, a bit of rogue paint or glue can sometimes escape!
An extra bag labelled to take home things that your child has made
Do you provide 1:1 Support?
Before the pandemic, we were able to offer up to 2 days 1:1 support for children with additional needs to attend the holiday club. We do not receive funding for this, it was something we funded ourselves. It is with huge regret we have to announce we will not be able to fund any 1:1's in 2021 as the funds we had set aside for this support have all had to be used to keep the business running while we were closed. We hope to resume this service as soon as we have recovered financially from the closure or secured some SEND funding. If you would like to discuss your child's additional needs please drop us an email and we will do everything we can to support firstname.lastname@example.org
First Aid and Medication
We have a qualified first responder/medic from First Aid Cover on site for the full day. They record any first aid incidents which will be emailed to you and you will receive a call from us in the case of any serious incidents. Our First Responder will undergo Covid-19 training. Once you have booked please refer to your booking email for the 'Permission to administer medication' online form if your child requires prescription medication. Please note our First Responder can only administer prescription in-date medicines.
How will your club be Covid-secure?
We will be working closely with the team at Goodrich Primary on all aspects of our risk assessment and management of Covid-19. Our plans are based around the government guidance for out of school settings.
We are also monitoring the guidance given to schools daily and will amend any of our practices in line with schools. This may include face coverings for all children (where possible), staff and parents/carers. There will be a strict protocol on hand-washing and the use of hand sanitiser, social distancing in all communal spaces, extra cleaning staff for areas and equipment, and zoning of areas of the school to avoid bubbles coming into contact with each other. We will be operating our own Track and Trace system.
In the event of a case of Covid-19 being identified, all parents/carers of affected bubbles will be notified and will need to isolate in line with government guidelines. Please see later section on Cancellation and Refunds policy for more information on how this would affect your booking.
Our risk assessment for children, staff, parents and carers is designed around the following areas:
1. Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell.
2. Clean your hands often.
3. Maintain respiratory hygiene (catch it, bin it, kill it).
4. Clean surfaces that are touched frequently.
5. Minimise contact and mixing.
6. Personal protective equipment (PPE).
7. Engage with NHS Track and Trace.
8. Manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the setting community.
9. Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice.
What does it cost and how do we book/pay?
While we have to work in bubbles, we are only offering FULL DAYS. For one child:
Flexible drop off 8- 9.30am and pick up 4.15 - 5.00pm open to Nursery (4+) - Year 6: £52.00 (RISING TO £54 FROM SUMMER 2021)
Late Pick Up between 5 - 6.30pm:
£6.50 per child and includes fruit and popcorn at our Movie Club. This can be booked in advance or on the day before 3.00pm subject to availability.
Price per FULL day for two siblings 5% off £98.80 (Total) (RISING TO £102.06 FROM SUMMER 2021)
Price per FULL day for three siblings 10% off £140.40 (Total) (RISING TO £145.80 for SUMMER 2021)
All discounts are automatically added to your booking on the Magic Booking checkout page.
Please note only siblings can be set up on the same Magic Booking account. Parents/Carers should only set up accounts for children they have parental responsibility for.
We accept childcare vouchers, tax free childcare, card payment and instalment plans. We are set up with all major providers - click HERE for details of our accounts. We also offer instalment plans for advance bookings - this will be available to you at checkout if you book far enough in advance.
Booking for the clubs is all done through Magic Booking. To book via Magic Booking you will need to create an account (this can take around 15-20 minutes when you first set up your account as you need to complete details including medical needs, doctor's information etc for each child).
To create an account click HERE
You'll be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions and set your mail preferences. Please be sure to read the T&C's carefully for both Magic Booking and Nimble Arts Ltd as they contain very important information and are separate companies. If you wish to receive special offers, availability updates and voucher codes, please make sure you opt in to receive marketing emails.
Once you've clicked Submit Registration you'll receive a registration complete message. You MUST validate your account from this email otherwise you won't be able to book. Make sure you check your SPAM folder as emails often end up there. When you click on the link in the validation email it will activate your account and take you to the login page where you can login with your email and the password you chose. You will then need to input all the information we require as Ofsted-registered childcarers. Once your account is set up you will be able to book any available days of childcare for one or all of your children.
If you need any help or support during account set up or booking call 0333 014 2576 or email email@example.com
Sign in and out and adding Approved Collectors to your account
We take safeguarding extremely seriously at Nimble Arts and sign every child in electronically onto our register system. Please be patient if there is a queue at either sign in our out, it is of paramount importance that every child is safely signed in especially while we are operating Covid-19 protocols.
On arrival children will be signed in at the front gate (Dunstan's Road Entrance) and staff will take them to their Bubble Home Room - parents and carers will be asked to drop-off at the gate and not enter the building unless this is essential. Our First Aider will be available in reception to sign in medication and discuss any medical needs as will the Centre Manager.
You must add anyone who is approved to collect your child to your Magic Booking account. If they are not on the account at pick up we will not be able to send your child with them and will need to call the child's emergency contacts to confirm. To add a collector to your account please login and click on CHILDREN and then CONTACTS - scroll down to find +Add A Collector. Once they are added, they have permission to drop off and collect your child any time until your remove them so you don't need to tell us a specific person is picking up as long as they appear on the list.
5 stars - the boys (6 and 4) did 2 days over half term and absolutely LOVED it. The sessions are so engaging, fun and educational and the teachers/assistants enthusiastic, warm and fun. I can’t recommend this holiday club more highly. Thank you for a fun time! - Parent, 2019
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
**UPDATED TO COMPLY WITH POST-JULY 19th GUIDANCE
FULL DETAILS OF COVID AND NON-COVID CANCELLATION, REFUNDS AND PROCEDURES CAN BE FOUND BELOW- THESE HAVE BEEN UPDATED IN LINES WITH THE CHANGES TAKING PLACE ON 19th JULY:
Cancellation Policy - Non-Covid-19 cancellation
If you request to cancel your booking for a non-Covid-19-related reason:
Parents requesting cancellation 7 or more days before the first day of the booking will be given the option of full refund or credit note for the full value of the cancelled days - as a very small company hit very hard by COVID-19 we welcome and appreciate the choice of a credit note from parents wherever they feel this is possible
Parents requesting cancellation on the day of the booking 1- 6 days in advance will receive a credit note for the value of the booking
Non-attendance on the day where parents do not contact us to let us know any mitigation circumstances (which we will always review on a case by case basis in terms of credit notes/refunds) will not receive a refund or credit note
Cancellation Policy - Covid-19 cancellation
FROM 26th JULY - 15th AUGUST
In the first 3 weeks of our holiday club children will only have to isolate if:
1. They develop symptoms and receive a positive PCR Test
2. Someone in their household has a positive PCR Test
3. They are contacted by NHS Track and Trace as a reported close contact of someone who has tested positive
In any of the above scenarios please contact us straight away and we will give you the option of a full refund or a full credit not for any days of Nimble Arts they have to miss due to isolation
Children and staff in the same group will not have to isolate unless told by NHS Track and Trace to do so - then the above applies.
If another member of your household is told to isolate by NHS Track and Trace other members of the household DO NOT have to isolate unless they develop symptoms
If an adult who usually collects your child or you test positive or have symptoms please make arrangements for someone else showing no symptoms in or outside your household to bring and collect your child from Nimble Arts until your/the person told to isolate by track and trace isolation period is over - you will need to add them as a Collector in the Children - Contacts section of your account
From 16th AUGUST ONWARDS
Children will no longer be required to isolate even if they have come into contact with a case of Covid-19. Therefore we revert to the non-Covid-related cancellation and refund policy above.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MY CHILD IS RETURNING FROM ABROAD JUST BEFORE THE CLUB?
you are subject to the rules laid out by the government at the time of travel regarding self-isolation and testing when returning from the holiday country
If you have booked childcare with us at a time you may have to isolate on your return then please contact us and cancel this as soon as possible as we will not be able to accept your child and we will not be able to refund your place as you have booked childcare at a time when your child has to isolate
If there is no requirement to isolate on your return and you have followed all guidelines then your child may attend as soon as you return
If you, a member of your household all your child develops symptoms or has a positive Covid test you must isolate and follow the guidelines set out in points 1 and 2
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK CHILDCARE WITH US UNTIL YOU ARE CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE NOT BOOKING IT WITHIN A POST-HOLIDAY ISOLATION PERIOD
Pictures and Video
Due to the number of parents who understandably do not give their consent for pictures and video, it is our policy only to take pictures of children's work which we post on our social media during the day. We do not take pictures and videos of the children or use any pictures and videos publicly with children's faces shown.
Our main objective is for every child to feel safe, happy and inspired. If you would like to discuss anything with us before or during the club, please get in touch – no question too small especially in these unprecedented times.
See our policies page for more information about safeguarding and our cancellation policy, and our childcare voucher and tax free childcare voucher page for our Ofsted information and account details with each provider.