2nd November 2020 - Latest update from KOOSA Kids regarding the continued impact from COVID-19 on our after school clubs, breakfast clubs & holiday clubs.
**Update 2nd November** Following the Government's announcement that a national lockdown will commence from Thursday 5th November, we have now received confirmation from the Department for Education that wraparound childcare settings are exempt from closure. Our breakfast, after school and holiday clubs will therefore remain OPEN & continue to operate in a Covid-Secure way. We will be communicating with our customers by email and through our website and social media channels with further updates when required.
14th September: Please note the newsletter below was last updated on the 21st August 2020 and will not be updated until significant changes or information is issued by the Government. For latest information on how we are operating our out of school clubs in a Covid-Secure way, please click below:
With the new academic year fast approaching, we are now able to confirm that we are anticipating that all of our breakfast and after school clubs will reopen in September.
Government Guidance & How Our Term-Time Clubs will Operate from September
Back in July we spoke with each of our partner schools to agree, in principal and pending detailed guidance, that all our clubs will be reopening in line with the children returning to school in September. We have been waiting since then for sector specific guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) detailing exactly what ‘protective measures’ would have to be put in place. We are pleased to inform you this guidance has now been released and to further confirm we are anticipating all of our breakfast and after school clubs will reopen in September.
Now the DfE have provided the sector with clear and workable guidance for reopening safely, over the next week or so we will continue to work with each of our partner schools to formulate specific reopening operating plans for our before and after school clubs. We will of course share club specific information in due course.
In the meantime, please find below some of the protective measures that we be in place from September;
If you are a permanent or ad-hoc user of our before or after school clubs, we will continue to communicate with you via email with the very latest information on our club reopenings.
Permanent Places Agreement (PPA) Users
If you hold a current PPA and have paid your holding fee to retain your breakfast or after school club place, your sessions for the September to October Half Term will be pre-booked and the related invoice (holding fees will be credited) will be emailed to you w/c 17th August. Payment for sessions will be due by 1st September. Please note, if you held a PPA prior to 20th March and chose not to pay a holding fee, as per our previous communications, your PPA has now been cancelled and your places will not be pre-booked from September.Ad Hoc BookingsIf you book your breakfast and after school club sessions on an ad hoc basis, you will be able to start booking your sessions for the September to October half term from Monday 24th August.New Places at KOOSA Kids Before or After School ClubsIf you have children on our waiting lists for sessions at our breakfast or after school clubs, and we are able to offer you sessions, you will be contacted by Friday 21st August.
New Places at KOOSA Kids Before or After School Clubs
If you have children on our waiting lists for sessions at our breakfast or after school clubs, and we are able to offer you sessions, you will be contacted by Friday 21st August.
Children Starting School September 2020?
If your child is starting school in September 2020 and you would like to register your interest for a place at a KOOSA Kids breakfast club or after school club, please email email@example.com for more information. Please include information about which school your child is going to attend, whether you require breakfast and / or after school club childcare and which days you think you might need, if known.
How can I talk to my child about coronavirus?
What’s happening in the world at the moment can be a little frightening or confusing for anyone, including children. However, there are some great tools available to help you talk to your children about this:
Looking for activity ideas to do at home?
At KOOSA Kids, we love inspiring and entertaining your children with our dynamic range of activities. Whether it is in our term time or holiday clubs, the best part of our job is to engage with children and watch them have FUN!
As experienced childcare providers, we also understand how tricky it can be to keep children engaged for prolonged periods of time. Let us try and help you make the most of your time at home.
Whilst sadly we can’t engage and entertain your children in person, we will be bringing you a selection of KOOSA Kids favourite games and activities to try in your home, garden or whilst out on your daily exercise. Click here to read how to bring some of our favourite activities to your home. Check our website regularly, or follow our Facebook and Instagram pages, for updates & new activity inspiration!
Contacting KOOSA Kids
Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 18:00pm. Please contact us by calling 01276 21884 or alternatively by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you and your families stay safe and well during this challenging time and look forward to seeing you and your children at our clubs soon!