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XtraTime in Poringland opened in September 2010, and is registered to provide childcare for  children aged 3 to 11 years. It is open from 3.00pm until 6.00pm weekdays, during term time. XtraTime is an extension to Poringland Playgroup registration with ofsted to provide extended childcare.

We are based at Poringland Village Hall, which is situated near to the school. The large hall is used for snacks, crafts, construction, creative play, using the computers, film watching and book reading, etc. The small hall is used for physical play. We have access to a fully fenced, secure outdoor area , which we look to develop over a period of time, including a gardening area

Aims The club aims to provide a safe and secure and relaxed environment for the children in our care. We endeavour to provide an atmosphere and activities similar to those found within the home.

What we offer

We offer a wide range of activities, incorporating cookery, craft, gardening, board games, reading, imaginary play, construction, sports and much more. During their time at the club children choose activities that suit them best.

We plan to offer multi sports sessions with a qualified, fully insured sports coaches, and other regularly visiting professionals to undertake various activities such as cookery, gardening, and specialist arts and crafts.

We also plan to have trips out to places like the swimming pool, cinema, bowling on occasions – These May incur a small additional charge.

Staffing

Out of School Club is staffed by a Manager, Playleader and two Playworkers. In additional we have volunteer staff, and sessional professionals who work various days. The aim is to provide a smooth transition between school and club. We also have bank staff available to cover absences, when regular staff are ill or attending courses. All our staff have significant experience of working with children, and comply with EYFS requirements for registered childcare. All staff are expected to undertake professional development update training. All staff members are checked through the Criminal Records Bureau.  We maintain a staff/child ratio of 1: 8 for children under the age of eight, in line with statutory requirements. Staff have close links with the school, with the aim to provide a smooth transition between school and club.

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