Lots of news from us!

Dear parents

This post comes to you with news about our recent Ofsted inspection at The Bell House, upcoming holiday club dates and two vacancies for great people to come and join our team.

Ofsted at The Bell House
We received a routine inspection from Ofsted last Tuesday and we are happy to say that we received a very good report. In particular, the inspector spoke about the extremely positive feedback from Halstow School and from the parents. Thank you so much for your support!

The inspector said ‘Staff offer a wide range of activities to help extend children’s creativity, imagination and understanding of the wider world’, ‘[we] create a fully inclusive environment where diversity is respected and celebrated’, and ‘partnerships with [Halstow] staff and parents are very effective’. The report will be available to download from the Ofsted website and from our website shortly.

Holiday club dates: Monday 9 to Friday 13 April 8am to 6pm
We have a holiday club running from 8am to 6pm during the Easter holidays: Monday 9 April to Friday 13 April. Prices are £35 per child per day from 9am, or £40 per child per day from 8am with breakfast. Discounts are available for siblings and for four or more days booked. We meet at The Bridge and go on a day trip leaving at 9.30am and returning to The Bridge at 3pm. Children need a packed lunch and drink and appropriate clothing for the weather. More information is available on the website. If you would like to book, please email Holly (thehollytreeclub@hotmail.com) ASAP as places get booked up quickly.

Polling Day: Thursday 3 May 8am to 6pm
On Thursday 3 May, Halstow, Meridian and other schools will be closed for polling. We are running a holiday club day from 8am to 6pm following the same format as above. Please email Holly if you would like to book a place. Again, places get booked up quickly.

Summer holiday club: Monday 20 August to Tuesday 4 September 8am to 6pm
It is not to early to book any places for our summer holiday club! We will also run holiday club during the two INSET days at the beginning of September: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 September. Remember we advertise our holiday clubs a year in advance on our website.

Two vacancies for great people to join our team!
We are looking for two people to join our management team: people who are smiley, happy, energetic and passionate about providing the best possible care for children before and after the school day. We comprise a mutually supportive group of local talent with backgrounds in education, finance, art and design, hospitality and HR. Your primary school aged children are welcome at the club too! If you have children at secondary school or older, they might be interested in getting a job as a playworker with us. We provide flexible hours and excellent pay which is negotiable depending on skills and experience. Please come and talk to any of us at any time – we are a friendly bunch!