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COVID-19 Measures: Kids Club

Changes Implemented for Kids Club

We appreciate that this is an anxious time, making the decision whether you would like your child to attend Activity Day Camps this February Half-Term

We want to share with you a number of measures that we will be introducing to our Activity Day Camps this Summer to keep everyone as safe as possible.

What measure we are taking to minimise the risk of infection and keep your child safe

  • There will be a designated drop off and collection point outside Kids Club, parents and visitors will not be permitted to enter the building.  Staff will be wearing face masks on drop off and collection of children.
  • Temperature checks of all staff and children will be taken on arrival to Kids Club and handwashing will take place on entry as well as throughout the day.
  • Children will be organised into bubble groups no more than 15 children, where possible these groups will not mix during the day with other bubble groups.
  • Layouts of our classrooms will be considered to support bubble groups of children.
  • There will be allocated times for each bubble group to spend outdoors and equipment will be cleaned in between groups.
  • All staff will receive up to date training in managing infection control and preventing the risk of Coronavirus.
  • No trips out into the local community will be taking place until future notice
  • We will have an enhanced cleaning schedule to ensure that all equipment and resources are cleaned regularly including touch points and bathroom areas.
  • All soft furnishing and rugs will be removed from our classrooms to prevent the risk of infection.
  • If a child or staff member becomes unwell with symptoms in Kids Club they will be sent home and asked to take a test in line with the government guidelines. Staff will wear PPE whilst waiting for a child to be collected and the area will be thoroughly cleaned prior to reopening.

What can parents do to help minimise the risk of infection and keep their child safe:

  • We ask that only parents and children who are symptom free attend Kids Club, If your child or someone in your household displays any symptoms of Coronavirus please notify the Manager by telephone, stay at home and isolate in line with the government guidelines
  • If you have been tested for Covid 19 please await your result before attending the setting with your children
  • Please can we ask that where possible only 1 parent is to drop off and collect your child to support with social distancing.
  • Please keep to social distancing rules, this includes keeping 2 meter distance from staff, other children, and other parents/carers.  Entrances to Kids Club will be clearly signposted
  • Please ensure that your child only attends one Activity Day Camp throughout the Half-Term to ensure consistency in line with government guidelines
  • Please provide your child with a named water bottle to have whilst attending Kids Club

If you have any further queries regarding the measures that we are introducing please contact vickiwillis@nullkidsplaychildcare.co.uk

Rand Express Train Departures

The North Pole is very busy making your Christmas unforgettable

This year at Rand Farm Park you can board the Rand Express from Rand Central Station to The Real Christmas Experience.

Below you can find the train times to see not only me but my wife, Mrs Claus, the Elves and my reindeer, Rudi and Rossi.

There’s no requirement to book a train time but please arrive at least half hour before your chosen depature so you can have your tickets scanned and christmas tokens ready

Me, Mrs Claus, the Elves, Rudi and Rossi can’t wait to see you soon!

Hire an Incubator

Before your eyes, see new life emerging and hire an incubator for your school. This is a unique opportunity for your class and truly memorable for pupils.

Download the Growth & Development Incubator Leaflet

On Day 1, an experienced member of the Rand Farm Park Education Team will visit you to set up the incubator with 7 fertile eggs that will hatch in 21 days, as well as give you an Incubation Calendar and Embryo Development Chart

Approximately 10 days later, we will return to school to ‘candle’ the eggs and show the embryos starting to develop inside.   But the excitement really starts when the eggs start to hatch and the chicks emerge. After a few days caring for the new arrivals, we will return to pick them up along with the incubator (or you can keep them if you prefer).

As a school, you are also invited to visit our hatchery to view many difference types of poultry at different stages of growth and development. We offer day visits to schools, as well as a residential programme all year round.

Links to Key Stage 1

  • Life cycles
  • Animals including Humans (how animals have offspring that grow into adults)
  • Living things and their habitats (food chains – habitats – comparisons)

Links to Key Stage 2

  • Working scientifically to observe, take accurate measurements and record data
  • Animals including Humans
  • All living things
  • Evolution and inheritance

Links to Key Stage 3

  • Structure and function of living organisms
  • Genetics and evolution

What other teachers say?

“Our pupils found it so rewarding. We’ve already booked for next year”

Working Farm

As a working farm, we are able to provide year round baby animals for our full educational programme.  Children will obtain a clear idea of where their food comes from and our experienced team will ensure you get the most from your visit.

To help you get started, we have produced a free Learning Pack. To obtain your free copy, please request this using the below ‘Obtain an E-Brochure’ form.

Meet our Farm Animals

On arrival, you will receive a timetable with all the daily activities including lamb or calf bottle-feeding, rabbit and guinea pig handling sessions, as well as plenty of baby animals to see.

For all schools we provide free bags of animal feed and all schools can board our tractor and trailer ride to look at animals outside in the paddocks (weather permitting).

In our chick hatchery, pupils can see the full egg to chick lifecycle, with plenty of interpretation to ensure the topic is brought to life.
We offer visiting schools a reduced fee for our “Incubators in Schools Scheme” if it’s booked as part of a day/residential visit.

Make butter and milk cows

We go beyond baby animals at Rand Farm Park. Children can watch cows being milked in the dairy, see how butter is made in the buttery and watch sheep shearing or spinning (when in season).

Plenty of Hand washing & Picnic Areas

We actively embrace the Farm Code of Practice and offer plenty of hand washing facilities across the farm to meet strict up-to-date hygiene regulations. 

In addition, we offer schools inside and undercover areas for lunch.

Complying with DDA regulations, we have wide doorways, ramps and disabled facilities.

Indoor & Outdoor Play

As part of your visit, you are invited to use our indoor and outdoor play areas. From our 3 level play frame and the Astra slide to the outdoor Go Kart track, all comply with EEC safety standards.

Educational E-Brochure

Request your educational e-brochure today.  Just tick below which e-brochure you’d like.

Skyrider

Buckle up thrill seekers for an amazing ride like no other! Swoop, dip and soar through the sky strapped into your harness, Amazing fun from start to finish; this is a UK first!

Once you’ve enjoyed your ride, whoosh down one of our two fantastic slides to the bottom. What goes up must come down!

 

You must be at least 1.2m in height to ride the Sky Rider

Maximum weight is 100kg

Open at weekends and in the school holidays (weather permitting).

All included in your entrance price, no extra cost!

Crazy Golf

Our themed Family favourite Crazy Golf is perfect for a competition with family and friends or just a bit of fun!

Work your way around the course and see who will win!

Such a hit with all the family and the kids absolutely love it. No extra charge!

Archery

It is time for the family to be challenged!

During the summer months, pick up a bow and try your hand at Archery or go head to head in Water Wars.

Be warned you could get wet (it’s a good idea to bring a towel if you’re hoping to have a go!). And all year round, try out Crazy Pool.

Tractor Rides

Jump on board the trailer and hold on tight for a bumpy ride!

We’ll take you around the Animal field, down to the entrance and back up to the park again. Fun for all the family!

Weekdays at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Weekends and school holidays every hour from 12pm

Race and Ride

It’s time to get speedy!

Race the entire family on the summertime sledges, use pedal power to zoom around the Go Kart track or try out the Electric Quads.

For all budding young farmers, they can board their very own pedal tractor

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