Archive for September, 2014


End of Summer 2014

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Well, we have now come to the end of a fun filled summer. The last week of the scheme saw the return of Kimmy’s Zoo and some more craft, music and clown workshops.

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So summer is over and we are now back to school, but we still have our Saturday clubs to look forward to. The dates for these are:

September 13th and 27th
October 11th and 25th
November 8th and 22nd
December 6th and 20th
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Also, just a little reminder for parents/carers and volunteers to fill out their evaluation forms on this Summer’s play scheme. We really value your opinions, as your responses will ensure that we continue to provide the best possible care for the children. Your feedback will also influence the activities and service we provide during Summer 2015.



Ofsted Graded GOOD at HOPS

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We are really pleased with the Ofsted report from our recent inspection. There were some brilliantly positive comments, especially about how the ‘children make good progress from their starting points, particularly with regard to confidence, behaviour and social skills.’

The inspector recognised that our playscheme is ‘fun’, ‘sociable’ and ‘relaxed’, and the ‘children are offered an inviting and stimulating play environment’.

Our hardworking management, staff and volunteers were mentioned throughout the report. Both ‘spontaneous opportunities to enhance the play experiences and learning’ and the planned activities ‘cover all seven areas of learning in imaginative ways that meet the needs of all children’.

The report acknowledges the importance we place on keeping the children ‘safeguarded and well cared for’ through ‘stringent procedures [which] are followed, to ensure children’s welfare at all times’.

You can read the full report here: HOPS Ofsted report 2014