We are pleased to be able to offer Kidco as our all-day childcare provision at Walsgrave Academy. Kidco is a family run business with the onus on providing a family feel childcare provision to children from our schools. The provision is open from Monday to Friday, offering the following provisions:
• Breakfast Club – 7.45am – 8.45am
• Nursery Educare AM – 8.30am – 11.30am
• Nursery Lunch Club – 11.30am – 12.30pm
• Nursery Educare PM – 12.30pm – 3.30pm
• After School Club – The latest session finishes at 5.45pm
We are also able to offer Holiday Clubs during Easter, May half-term and the summer holidays to children from both schools as well as those from the surrounding area.
Kidco is fully inclusive and supports children with special education needs as well as those who speak English as an additional language. Kidco meets the needs of the children extremely well and staff are able to identify any needs within the provision and adapt when necessary. The staff are all fully qualified and update their skills regularly and there is a close relationship between our staff and the school staff. Kidco understand the pressures which are put on parents/carers with various working patterns and try their best to accommodate requests when possible.
The children are able to choose whether they stay in the Kidco room, school hall or play outside and are able to make suggestions with reference to activities they would like to take part in. They especially like the opportunity to sample different foods when we look at different countries around the world as well as taking part in celebrations for different religions and events. Recently the children took part in a pancake race as well as enjoying Welsh cakes on St David’s day.