After School Club at Mad House Out-Of-School Club Wrexham


Monday to Thursday 3.00pm to 6.00pm / Friday 3.00pm to 5.30pm


After School Club is open to any pupils attending Wats Dyke CP School.

Children are collected into the main hall in the school by the club staff when school has finished, a daily register is taken and children are escorted to the club by staff. Children are encouraged to wash their hands before a drink and snack is given, drinks are freely available all afternoon. Children are then given the option to take part in the planned activity, or they may engage in free play. Children remaining at 4.30 are given another snack. Children are collected anytime between 3.30 and 6.00 (5.30 on Fridays).


Activities


The club provides a wide range of activities for children, including: art and crafts, sport, drama, dance, educational games and general play. A wide selection of toys, games and books are also available, as is TV, games console, karaoke and a pool table. Children can choose freely how they wish to spend their time at the club.


Personal Belongings


Please ensure that all clothing, shoes and items brought into club are clearly labelled with your child’s name. As we use a shared building and have limited cloakroom space, things do tend to get mixed up and we do advise that you check your child has all of their belongings when collecting them. Please do not let your child bring expensive personal items into the club such as mobile phones, game consoles, etc. We will not allow these devices to be used during club and we won’t take any responsibility if these items are damaged or lost.


Other items


A packed lunch will be needed for children attending holiday club, we advise parents to also add an ice pack in their lunchbox as we do not have enough space in our fridge to store all lunchboxes safely.

During hot weather, we ask parents to provide a hat and sun cream for their child. This enables us to safely spend time outside during the summer months.


Security


Entrance/exit door of the club must be kept securely locked at all times for the safety and security of children. When collecting your child, please do not allow them to leave the club unaccompanied.

We do not keep or allow animals on the premises and we ask that any dogs brought to club are securely tied up outside the gate. Please understand that we care for children with various allergies and pets can be a trigger for conditions such as Asthma and Eczema


Facilities Available

Within the Youth Centre, we have very good facilities available to us. We have the use of two large halls, the smaller of which is used for eating, craft, games and general play. The separate larger hall is used for ball games and more active play. A quiet area is also available for children to watch TV or read. We have separate toilet and hand washing facilities for girls and boys, and a disabled toilet. When possible, the children are taken outside to play at the back of the Club, this area is surrounded by fencing and completely secure. We have a paved area and a large field area available for the children to play. We have an allotment and pond area which is kept inaccessible to the children at all times, children can only visit these areas in heavily supervised, small groups. The building has full access for wheelchair users. During Holiday Club, children are also escorted to the park at the bottom of the drive, although this is dependent on the amount of children in attendance and the safety of the park on that day.