In order to register for a space in Redwood please ask for an application form at the office or download one from the registration forms section. Should we be unable to offer you an immediate place then your name will be placed on a waiting list and places will be offered strictly in accordance with position on that list.
We operate an equal opportunities policy and will not discriminate against any person on any grounds.
An appointment can be made at any time for a look around visit.
Should you wish to make use of our services we would then ask you to follow through our induction procedure.
You can also download the registration form here – CLICK HERE
For parents wishing to make use of the collection from St.James we would ask that they bring their child to visit Redwood one evening, meet the Manager and observe the routine before starting.
Introduction to staff members who pick up from St James can also be made at this time.
If your child is dropped off at the Centre and does not require a school pick- up, then a visit to Redwood beforehand is still recommended. We would also require information in writing on what time the child would arrive and how.
When we began the club we sat down with the children and with their help we drew up a few rules to provide a base line for the behaviour that is expected. The rules are listed below;
- Always treat the furniture, equipment and toys carefully as if they were your own.
- Good manners at the tea table.
- Be friendly and kind to each other.
- Balls are for outdoor use only.
- Always flush the toilet and wash your hands.
We can use up to four people to carry out collections from St James. We avoid changes to these personnel as much as possible to ensure continuity for the children. Where additional staff are needed then they will be either existing staff that the children know or they will have been introduced to the children beforehand. The staff who are collecting the children will always wear the Centre uniform to aid the children in recognising them.
The staff always have a list of children which they have to collect and they will not leave the school grounds until they have all the children or have satisfied themselves through the school office and the Centre office that they are able to do so.
The after school care tends to follow a fairly regular routine. When the children have arrived the register is taken. This is followed by any information for that day, this would include a review of the activities that are available for that session.
We try to involve the children in all the decisions that are taken. They will choose which of the group of activities are available and will be asked about anything we do that involves the club. They also input to the choice of games, toys etc. that we buy.
The children then carry out their chosen activity. A quiet area is provided for children to relax if they wish to.
We provide a sandwich tea for the children and they are involved in setting the tea things out, making their own tea and clearing up afterwards
Redwood is for children to attend on a regular basis only.
It is very important that once your session is booked if there are any changes you notify us, all this requires is a telephone call. It causes us a great deal of concern if a child we are expecting fails to be present on pickup and involves us having to follow strict safeguarding protocols to find out why. It also means, our staff being unable to leave the school until we have determined why the child is not there.
Any changes to your original contract will require half a term notice.