Welcome to Wigwam out of school childcare club based at Wychall Primary School in Northfield, Birmingham. We are proud of the flexible, high quality and Outstanding care we offer Northfield children between the ages of 4 to 12 years old (we also have some places available for rising 4’s during school holidays). Wigwam has an excellent working relationship with the school and the club provides consistency of care for children. We use the same ethos as the school, that also supports children’s transitions as they progress through the school.
During term time our popular Breakfast Club opens at 7.30am. After providing a healthy breakfast, we escort the children to their classrooms in time for school. After school we open between 3.15pm until 6pm.
Children are collected from their classrooms and can then relax and unwind in a secure, yet stimulating environment. A healthy snack tea is provided and children can play with friends or start their homework if parents wish.
At Wigwam Out of School Club
We offer a wide range of fun play activities and have access to many of the school’s facilities. These include the large hall and spacious playground. Wigwam out of school club use the Playwork Principles to deliver our ‘learning through play’ philosophy. We also embrace the Play Objectives which help our staff provide an interesting, challenging and suitable play environment for children.
Our Holiday Club opens Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm during school holidays. We close for the usual Bank Holidays and over the Christmas School Closure Period.
We are Ofsted registered and fully inspected, our latest inspection report (January 2015) said…
Overall the quality of the provision is OUTSTANDING.
Children have formed extremely strong and trusting relationships with staff members, who know them very well and understand their individual needs and personalities. Consequently children feel very safe in the setting and are confident to share concerns with staff and to participate in experiences.
The quality of teaching is outstanding as staff have the highest expectations of themselves and children. Children contribute to the planning of experiences and their views and ideas are actively sought and utilised to make improvements.
At Wigwam Out of School club Leaders and Managers show an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and their legal responsibilities. Rigorous monitoring and review of policies, procedures and staff practice ensures that children’s safety and well-being are always afforded the utmost priority.