**7th January - COVID-19 Update**
Following the Government’s announcement regarding a new national lockdown, including the closure of all schools, we have once again had to make the very difficult decision to close our breakfast and after school clubs, either with immediate effect (from Tuesday 5th January) or for a small number of schools, from 6.00pm on Friday 8th January. For full details, please click here.
We are delighted to be able to reopen our after school club at EP Collier School for the new school year, in a Covid-Secure way and in-line with latest guidance from the Department for Education.
Whilst there will be changes in the way we operate our after school club, our after school club will continue to offer a welcoming, safe & fun space for your child to relax and have fun with friends after a busy school day. Click here to read how our clubs will operate in a Covid-Secure way.
Staggered Collection Times
In-line with Government guidelines, staggered collection times will be in place to reduce crowds, limit contact, allow more time for children to be outside & for KOOSA Kids staff to maintain cleaning schedules.
We kindly ask you to respect the timings below and not to collect your children outside of these time frames as Site Supervisors will not be able to accommodate this. Registration at each specific time will be open for 15 minutes or until everyone in the queue has been signed out.
Please only collect your child from the after school club at one of the following times:
Collection will be outside regardless of the weather, and parents will not be able to enter the building. KOOSA Kids staff will offer a contactless sign in, where parents will be asked to review any information and staff will countersign on their behalf. Collection will be from the usual after school club entrance, by the library door.
How will my child be looked after?
Your children will be grouped in ‘bubbles’ according to Department for Education guidelines and as agreed with EP Collier School. Year R, 1 & 2 will form one bubble and Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 will form a second bubble. Each bubble will be allocated a dedicated space and equipment, using either the library or Year 1 classroom.
To avoid disappointment, we would like to remind you that we are unable to guarantee your child will be placed in the same bubble as their friends. Please note, bubbles will not mix throughout the session.
Suitably qualified staff, including Paediatric First Aiders, are present at the club at all times.
KOOSA Kids After School Club at EP Collier Primary School, Reading has been providing, fun, active and affordable after school childcare for the children of EP Collier Primary School since 2014.
Our after school club at EP Collier Primary School is open from school finish until 6.00pm and is based from the library and food technology room.
All children will make their own way to the club. Reception children are escorted to the club by school staff
The after school club makes use of lots of excellent facilities and each day a selection of healthy and nutritious snacks will be made available.
Ofsted Registration Number: EY480068
Download KOOSA Kids After School Club at EP Collier Primary School Ofsted Inspection Report
Cost: £13.75 per child (£14.00 from January 2021)
Booking: You can book sessions by 6.00pm the working day before you need them or, if you require after school childcare on a more permanent basis, we can contract the days you require, guaranteeing your sessions on an ongoing basis. Call 01276 21884 for more information.
Whether they simply want to sit quietly and read a book, enjoy some creative time at one of our art tables or play with their friends inside or outside, our after school club team will accommodate their needs and help them enjoy their time at KOOSA Kids.
We understand that at the end of a busy school day, children are often tired and may just want to chill out during their time with us. For this reason, we schedule in Free Time Zone every day, straight after school until 4.15pm and last thing (5.15pm until 6.00pm).
During Free Time Zone children are able to choose what they want to do. There is a choice of playing board games, drawing, reading, Lego, Giant Jenga, puzzles, extensive art areas, watching a DVD and Playstation Zone (at limited times), Homework areas (optional) or just simply relaxing with friends.
Between the two Free Time Zones, the children may either choose to take part in a group activity from our Discovery & Endeavour Zone, or have supervised Free Play, utilising the extensive range of equipment we have available at each of our after school clubs. Weather permitting, we always aim to take the children outside during their time with us.
Each after school club session gives children the option to take part in an organised activity from either our Discovery or Endeavour Zone.
There are hundreds of kids activities to choose from and these might include Clay Moulding, Lego Building, Cricket, Hockey, Golf, Football, Relays, Parachute Games, Bug Hunting, Painting / Drawing, Role Play and much, much more!
The group as a whole will decide each afternoon which activity to play. Alternatively, we offer free play as an organised activity, where the children choose exactly what they wish to take part in from a selection of equipment made available by the staff.
On top of the activities on offer each day in our Free Time and Discovery & Endeavour Zones, we also arrange occasional visits from community groups in the local area. For instance, visits from Local Fire and Police Crews have been a big hit with the children at our after school clubs in the last few years!
The crews who attend are fantastic. Often the children are given the chance to sit in the fire engine, try on the uniform and accessories and even operate the hoses! They really do have a fabulous time when the emergency services arrive!
Additionally, we support national charity events like Children in Need and Red Nose Day as well as awareness campaigns such as Road Safety Awareness Week and World Book Day. Where possible, we will also give children the opportunity to enter national competitions, e.g. the Games Inventor Competition.
My son loves KOOSA After School Club. He enjoys all the activities and loves the staff. There is a wide variety of activities and they have lots of fun. Thank you for starting the club at school and for making it so much fun!
EP Collier ASC Parent, Dec 2015
My daughter absolutely loves KOOSA. She is always well cared for and comes home full of smiles. I have complete peace of mind, knowing she is safe & happy while I am at work. Would highly recommend this service to anyone.
Alderwood ASC Parent, Oct 2016
My son has always been very happy at KOOSA Kids & the team you have at Godalming Junior's are amazing! They are always so friendly, professional & great with my son. I will always recommend you to anyone.
Godalming Juniors ASC Parent, March 2019
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Booking your after school club sessions is very easy! Simply log into your account and follow the easy to navigate bookings steps. If you are using KOOSA Kids for the first time, you will need to register an account and provide us with all the relevant information requested. You will only have to do this once. Alternatively, please call us on 01276 21884 and we will be happy to register your account and take your booking over the phone. You can contact us by phone from 9.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Bookings can be made up to 6pm the working day before you need them or, if you require childcare on a more permanent basis, we can set up an agreement for you to guarantee your sessions each week.
You are able to book your after school club sessions on a half termly basis. When the dates for the next half term have been released, simply log into your online account and you can book all the dates you require in one go, subject to availability. Alternatively, you can call us on 01276 21884 to book your sessions over the phone. If you require the same sessions on an ongoing basis, we can set up an agreement for you which guarantees your session on an ongoing basis. Please call our Bookings Team on 01276 21884 for more information.
Yes we can! Bookings for our after school clubs can be made by 6pm the working day before you need them, or if you require childcare on an ongoing basis, for the same days each week, we can set up a ‘Permanent Places Agreement’ with you, which guarantees your child’s places every half term. Giving you peace of mind, knowing the sessions you need will always be available to you. Please call our Bookings Team on 01276 21884 for more information.
A ‘casual booking’ refers to bookings made as and when you need them and you do not hold a ‘Permanent Places Agreement’ which guarantees your sessions on an ongoing basis.