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SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB UPDATE

We are currently busy preparing to reopen during the summer holidays for a reduced number of children. Even though we'd love to welcome back as many of you as possible, this year we may have to give priority to children in full-time education (from Reception to Year 6) at Shelford Primary who already attend our after-school sessions.
It will be a very different summer, but we are working to make sure it's a safe one for your children and our team.
Thanks for your patience!

May update from the Chair

Dear Wacky Club parents,
 
I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy during these difficult times and managing the challenge of both home schooling and home working too! I’m sure that, like me, you’re all finding yourselves busier than ever.
The Wacky Club parent committee continues to meet to deal with ongoing business and address all the new issues that the Coronavirus has brought up.  For both we are fortunate to have invaluable advice and support from Silvija Moss (HR) and Hazel Rayment (Finance). I wanted to give you an update on some of the things that we’ve been doing:
 
1) Club closure and staffing 
Wacky Club is closed for the foreseeable future so in late April we decided to furlough three of our permanent members of staff, leaving one to work from home. We are topping up staff salaries so that they are as financially protected as possible. The current furlough period ends in mid-May when we will review the situation. You are still able to contact the Club using the usual Wacky email – Jo will be pleased to hear from you!
 
2) Cambridge Kids Club hand-over
As you know, we have decided to outsource our Club to Cambridge Kids Company. Everything was going smoothly until School and Wacky were closed in mid-March. CKC has also closed the majority of its clubs and furloughed staff. That means that the timetable for handing over the business has changed but the intention remains the same, and we are speaking regularly to CKC Director, Panash Shah.
 
3) Provisions for Summer term
We have not taken bookings for this term so far. If the Club does re-open before the end of Summer term, then we will assume that any existing booking patterns remain the same. However, we know that even if School and the Club do re-open, your after-school care needs may not be the same as previously so we will need to check directly with you as and when that happens.   
 
4) Holiday Club and September
At the moment we don’t know whether Wacky Club will be opening over the summer holiday period. If it does, it’s likely that it will be run by CKC. We will let you know when bookings are open and how to make them.
We have had some enquiries from parents of September 2020 Reception-class children about Wacky Club places. Jo is keeping a waiting list of all requests so that a places can be allocated in due course. Please continue to send any requests to the usual Wacky Club email so that they can be picked up by a member of staff. We will also update our website with new information so do check there now and then.
 
I hope very much that we can open the Wacky Club doors again soon. Until then keep safe and stay positive.
 
Best wishes,
 
TamsinChair, Wacky After-School & Holiday Club
 
 
 
 

Our Easter at Wacky programme is out!

 
Please check out our programme (below) for the Easter school break: we have prepared two weeks of seasonal crafts and games as well as a virtual trip around the world. 
 
Email your booking forms to bookings@wackyclub.co.uk or get in touch with Jo or Rachel. 
 
 
 
 
 

February half term at Wacky

Children between 4 and 12, from Shelford and surrounding areas, joined us for a week full of great stories, out-of-this-world crafts and a constellation of snacks.
 
 

Shaping the future of the Wacky Club

 
Dear Wacky Club parents and carers,
 

On 29 January we had a presentation from Cambridge Kids Club (CKC), the company our committee is talking to about running the Wacky Club for us. It was very nice to have some parents join that meeting, as well as three governors representing the school and diocese. Lots of good questions were asked about CKC's approach to playwork, how they run their other clubs, and the kind of relationships that they have with those schools. 
 
This move is all about giving the Wacky Club a strong future, benefiting both our children and the staff and allowing the committee to focus on getting a new building for the Wacky Club and Rainbow.  
 
Those of you who couldn't make the meeting should have received the presentation by email. If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch.
 
 

Kind regards,
 
Tamsin 
chair@wackyclub.co.uk
 
 

We had a Wacky October half-term!

Monsters, Minions and Pokémons of all shapes and sizes visited Wacky for a week of outdoor hunts, finger licking bakes and very messy play.
Stay tuned for our Christmas holiday programme...
 
 

GDPR

Subject: URGENT – Your response needed for Wacky to be able to contact you (GDPR)

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you may be aware, an update to digital privacy regulation comes into force in May 2018. The Wacky Club must have your explicit consent to send you email communications after this time.

If you would like to continue to receive emails from The Wacky Club, including booking forms, holiday programmes and newsletters, please respond to this email with the following statement:

                I consent to receiving email communications from The Wacky After School and Holiday Club.

You may notify us in writing or by email at any time that you wish to withdraw your consent to receive these communications. In the absence of explicit withdrawal of your consent, the Wacky Club will remove your details from our email distribution two years after the last communication from you to the Wacky Club. Updates to our email distribution will be made at the start of each school year.

Please note that as part of our contract with you to provide childcare for your child, we hold several other types of data on your child, and we may be required to hold this data for longer under other legislation (e.g. Local Authority requirements on retention of child attendance records). Please contact us if you would like more information about this.

The Wacky Club takes your privacy very seriously and will only use the personal information that you provide to us to administer your account, and to provide the service that you have requested from us. We shall contact you with information about our childcare provision and your account, but we shall never misuse your email address or any other data or pass it on to third parties.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on:

bookings@wackyclub.co.uk or chair@wackyclub.co.uk

With thanks and best wishes

 

The Wacky Club Committee

New Wacky Logo

 Many of the Wacky after school children entered a competition to design a new logo for the club. The winner was chosen by our voluntary committee , it is one of our year sixs. We would like to say well done to all the children who took part and  it was very difficult decision to choose a winner. Congratulations to Elizabeth Cousins for fabulous new design. :)

Work at The Wacky Club!

We're looking for an enthusiatic person who enjoys working with children to join us as a Playworker at  The Wacky Club

 For more information please contact Jo Hawken Playleader on 07885  035033 / 01223 840777

Thank you!

Click here for more details...

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