The Old School runs Dragonflies Holiday Club on The Old School site during holiday periods, overseen by an experienced Manager and led by qualified Play Leaders who are trained specifically to meet the needs of children between the ages of 4 and 8 years.
Our Holiday Club shares the Butterfly 3-5 year old space and our play leaders ensure that specific age appropriate resources are provided and activities/trips and experiences are planned with our children’s needs and interests at the heart.
All Holiday Club sessions have a flexible routine and structure depending on the needs of the children and involving lots of free-play time. Often offering guest visitors and experiences or short trips to ensure all the children have fun and enjoy their holiday experiences.
We provide each child with a healthy snack which varies from fruit to crackers to biscuits each morning and afternoon, and encourage every child to develop their social skills and independence by preparing the snack, working with the group to set up club rules, take care of the environment and equipment, and to plan activities they would like to participate in.
We also plan specifically for children aged between 4 and 5 years to ensure their progress within the foundation stage is monitored and supported.
In Holiday Club we work to a ratio of 1 practitioner to 8 children, and have a maximum of 8 spaces available.
Please be aware that we work to the Devon County Council Early Years term time and holiday dates which occasionally differ from some local primary school dates. On these occasions, as we may still be offering in our term time and so holiday club will not be available.