We are passionate about providing wrap around care (breakfast and after school clubs) that offer a safe, enriching and nurturing environment for children. We strive to provide childcare that parents feel really happy with, safe in the knowledge that their child will be having fun, learning new skills and engaging in structured activities. And we pride ourselves in this childcare being really appealing to the children that attend – so they look forward to coming and spending time with us.
Our sessions are focussed and structured. Children join us at the beginning and the end of the school day where we start with a drink and a snack and a bit of downtime. This includes free play and free choice including activities like craft, lego, construction, reading, art, playing outside with friends. Then we run structured sessions and the children are split by age for these.
The sessions are run by sports specialists and performing arts specialists and include activities like: football, dodgeball, rounders, cricket, tag rugby, netball, drama, dance, yoga, singing etc. All activities have a specific focus on confidence building and team work.
We try to strike the perfect balance between free play and structured play – meaning that while all the children are having lots of fun – we’re teaching them new skills.
We regularly consult with the children about what they would like to do and we plan our sessions to incorporate this feedback.
We regularly ask parents how we’re doing and if we can improve. Here is some of the feedback from our latest surveys:
‘My daughter actually cried when she realised it wasn’t the day she was coming to your sessions. Thanks so much for making childcare so much fun and making me feel less guilty for working’.
‘I think the wrap around care is good, and it has really improved too in terms of offer and staff engagement with children since Rattle and Roll took over’.
‘Rattle and Roll holiday clubs and after school clubs are much preferred by my children to the previous provision’.
‘The Rattle and Roll wrap-around care has been fantastic and so much better than the previous wrap-around care’.
‘It’s very good. She loves the craft activities and film nights. She definitely prefers the sessions now there is structure to them and guided activities. All very positive’.