Aims, Objectives & Values

 

Our Aim

To continually strive to develop a cost effective breakfast, after-school and holiday club that is safe and secure as well as being relaxed, stimulating and fun for every child.

Our Objectives

  • To ensure every child has a fun, stimulating and enjoyable experience whilst at Busykids Newbury.
  • To ensure the Club is managed and run in accordance with the requirements of OFSTED & the E.Y.F.S.
  • To ensure every member of Staff receives the necessary guidance, training and coaching to meet and exceed all requirements set by Ofsted & the Department for Education and Skills.
  • To ensure every child is treated fairly and equally in accordance with Busykids Policy and in so doing, ensure any special needs are catered for.
  • To ensure that the Club is managed and run in a cost-effective way, ensuring any profit is used solely for the benefit of the Club and its children.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers, schools and premises committee to achieve the above.

 

Our Values

Everyone involved in the running and management of Busykids Newbury uses our values as guidance to shape all that we do with and for the children.

Relevance

The child is always at the centre of the process.  The opportunities provided and the organisation which supports, co-ordinates and manages these should always start with the child’s needs and offer sufficient flexibility to meet these.

Empowerment

Play should empower children, affirm and support their right to make choices, discover their own solutions, to play and develop at their own pace and in their own way.

Freedom

Whereas play sometimes can be enriched by the play-workers participation, adults should always be sensitive to children’s needs and never try to control a child’s play so long as it remains within safe and acceptable boundaries.

Equality of Opportunity

Prejudice against people with disabilities or who suffer social and economic disadvantage, racism and sexism have no place in an environment, which seeks to enhance development through play.  Adults involved in play should always promote equality of opportunity and access for all children, and seek to develop anti-discriminatory practice and positive attitudes to those who are disadvantaged.

Awareness of the Wider World

Play should offer the child opportunities to extend his/her exploration and understanding of the wider world and therefore the physical, social and cultural settings beyond their own immediate environment and experience.

Co-operation

Play is essentially a co-operative activity for children, both individually and in groups.  Play workers should always encourage children to be sensitive to the needs of others.  They should always seek to work together with children, their parents/carers, colleagues and other professionals and where possible, make their own expertise available to the wider community.

Confidence and Self-Esteem

Every child has the right to a play environment, which stimulates and provides opportunities for risk, challenge and the growth of confidence and self-esteem.

Individuality

Every child is an individual and has the right to be respected as such; each child should feel confident that the adults who work and play with them value individuality and diversity.

Caring

A considerate and caring attitude to individual children and their families is essential to competent play work and should be displayed at all times.

Legality

Play opportunities should always be provided within the current legislative framework relevant to children’s rights, health, safety and well-being.

Access

Every child has a right to an environment for play, and such environments must be made accessible to all children.

 

 

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