Jonathan Page Play Centre (Aylesbury)

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we are only operating for After School Club and Holiday Playschemes for a limited number of children (those that attend our pick-up schools or have previously attended Playschemes) of key workers.

We welcome all children from the age of 4 up to their thirteenth birthday from all schools, so it's a great place for your child to make new friends in a safe, stimulating and, above all, fun environment.

Your child can choose between structured activities and free play opportunities which take place indoors and outdoors ranging from arts and crafts, board games, table football, ball games, pool table, role play, a wide range of toys and books and much more. The secure outdoor area has a multi-use games area, football pitch, go-kart track, activity climbing frames and a Learning Lodge which enables the children to spend plenty of time in the fresh air no matter what the weather is like.

Our qualified and DBS-checked playworkers understand the importance of play, taking a keen interest in each child’s development, providing fun activities which meet each child’s social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional needs.

 

Caring for your children after school in our After School Club

We offer a friendly and relaxed environment for your child to enjoy after the school day.

To attend After School Club, children must be 4 years of age and in reception.

We know and understand that most children are hungry straight after school. This is why we provide a healthy snack sat at a table so everyone can socialise and catch up. The children help clear up and are encouraged to try new foods.

After their snack, the children play with our vast range of toys, get creative at the craft table, play outdoors, and generally have lots of fun with their friends until they are collected by their parents/guardians. Our team has regular feedback sessions with the children talking about ideas for future topics, what they enjoy and what they don’t do that the team can plan effectively.

Hours

  • The After School Club runs from 3:15pm to 6pm Monday to Friday during term time.

School Collection Service

  • A collection service from a number of schools in and around Aylesbury is offered for a small daily fee:

Walking Collection Service

  • Thomas Hickman School

Minibus Collection Service

  • Turnfurlong Junior and Infant School

  • Elmhurst School

  • Buckingham Park School

  • St Louis Catholic School

If your child’s school is not listed above, please contact us and register your interest for a school collection to be arranged where possible.

 

Holiday Playschemes

Whether your child wants to come and join us for half a day, only on some days or the entire school holidays, we offer a wide range of activities that will ensure that your child has lots of fun at each and every visit. Our friendly and experienced team of Play-workers ensure that every day is bursting with fun activities for every child. No matter what time your child arrives with us, they will be greeted with a smile, made welcome and are able to relax and play straight away.

At about 9 am, we have a morning meeting where we go over the safety rules and any news that the children or staff would like to share. We tell the children which adult-led crafts are available, and any special events and activities that are coming up. After the meeting, the children are free to play.

We provide healthy snacks in the morning and afternoon and water is available for the children throughout the day, however, you will need to provide a packed lunch for the picnic-style lunch, which is followed by organised team games for all. After team games, it’s free to play again. A light snack is served at 4 pm, followed by more free play until they are collected.

 

Why not visit us before booking?

If you and your child would like to see the fantastic facilities and meet our team before making a booking please contact us to arrange a suitable date and time.

 

Bookings

We accept advance and last minute bookings for the After School Club and Holiday Playschemes through our online booking system. To register and book activities for your child please visit jppc.magicbooking.co.uk 

 

Ofsted Registration EY536686 – rated “Outstanding” in December 2018

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jonathan Page Play Centre
Telephone
E-mail
jpplaycentre@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk
Website
Jonathan Page Play Centre

Where to go

Name
Jonathan Page Play Centre
Address
147
Meadowcroft
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP19 9HH
Geographic Area Covered
Aylesbury Vale

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Term Time | 3:15pm to 6pm
School Holidays | 8am to 6:30pm

Other Details

Cost Description

After School Club Prices

  • £8.50 per child per session

School collection services

  • A collection service from a number of schools in and around Aylesbury is offered for a small daily fee:

Walking Collection Service

  • Thomas Hickman School: £1.15 per child

Minibus Collection Service

  • Turnfurlong Junior and Infant School: £4 per child
  • Elmhurst School: £2.25 per child
  • Buckingham Park School: £3.40 per child
  • St Louis Catholic School: £4 per child

Holiday Playscheme Hours and prices (per child per day)

  • Full Day 8am to 6:30pm £31
  • Half Day 8am to 3:30pm ££23
  • AM Session 8am to 12:30pm £16
  • PM Session 12:30pm to 5pm £16 
Age Ranges
4 to 12 years (inclusive)

Local Offer

Description

We welcome children from the age of 4 up to their thirteenth birthday from all schools, so it’s a great place for your child to make new friends in a safe, stimulating and above all fun environment.

For the After School Club children must be 4 years of age and in reception.

Jonathan Page Play Centre recognises that some children have additional needs or physical disabilities that require particular support and assistance. We will assess the individual needs of each child in consultation with their parents prior to their attending After School Club and/or Holiday Playschemes.

Whilst we are unable to offer one-to-one care we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that children can access our services and are made to feel welcome.

Contact Name
Jonathan Page Play Centre
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
jpplaycentre@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk
SENCo Name
Rebecca Murphy
SENCo Email
jpplaycentre@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
12 to 15
2 to 4
8 to 11
5 to 7
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)
Annual SEN Information Report
Jonathan Page Play Centre SEN Policy: Sep 2019 (PDF/A 97.4KB)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

We are a play setting offering an After School Club during school terms and a Holiday Play scheme during the school holidays for children between the age of 4 up to their 13th birthday.

Jonathan Page Play Centre recognises that some children have additional needs or physical disabilities that require particular support and assistance. We will assess the individual needs of each child in consultation with their parents prior to their attending After School Club and/or Holiday Play schemes.

Whilst we are unable to offer one-to-one care we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that children can access our services and are made to feel welcome.

As a play setting we do not have a curriculum we have to adhere to. Each week has a different topic and we plan arts, crafts and games around these topics. To ensure every child can take part in these activities we will adapt them to their relevant skill level.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

We welcome children from the age of 4 up to their 13th birthday from all schools, so it’s a great place for your child to make new friends in a safe, stimulating and above all fun environment.

We highly recommend a visit to the centre before the child attends After School Club and/or Holiday Play scheme for the first time so they can meet the staff members and familiarise themselves with the centre and facilities.

With parents’ consent we may also speak with the school or any other setting the child usually attends or will be attending.

Once the parent visited with the child and we established that we are the right setting for the child, parents have to register on our booking system and can make bookings for the After School Club and Holiday Play scheme via the system.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

At our setting we treat every child as an individual. Initially we arrange for parents to visit with their child. We show you around the facilities, introduce you to the team and discuss your child’s requirements and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to the running of the After School Club/Holiday Play scheme.

Once we established that we are the right setting for your child we will allocate your child a Key worker. The key worker will get to know your child and together with other members of staff carry out observations which we will share with you, and with consent we will contact other professionals and your child’s school if required.

If you have any concerns about your child you should speak with your child’s key worker who will be able to advise you further

Your child’s Key worker will work with both you and your child.  This relationship will ensure that we share knowledge concerning your child and their development.  This knowledge begins with the ‘Additional Information Form’ for Early Years children and ‘All about Me’ section from the Journals. We will discuss observations with you and with your consent can share them with your child’s school, to identify next steps for your child.

With your permission, we will contact the Buckinghamshire County Council Early Years’ Service if required, either for advice or to make a referral with any concerns

Our setting is all on one level including the outside area. The centre has two accessible toilets. Visuals aids are used to assist children with the daily routine.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

We are always available to discuss any concerns you have regarding your child.

If your child has an Education Health care Plan (EHCP) please do share it with the Play leader who is our SENCO so we can use it as a base for our work with your child.

Where necessary individual plans are developed to support your child whilst they attend our setting.

You can speak with your child’s key worker or any other member of the team at any time during pick-up or drop-off or arrange a time which is suitable for you or by phone.

Care routines will be discussed prior to starting at JPPC, including nappy changing. 

We are able to administer prescribed medicines if they are noted on the registration system and we have been provided with the medication, which is clearly labelled by the pharmacy.

Promoting positive behaviour is important to the setting.  We will always discuss any behaviour concerns with you in order to maintain a consistent approach between home and the setting.

The safety of your child is paramount.  We will not allow any child off the premises if the person collecting them is not known to the setting or you have not advised us that someone else will be collecting and they don’t know the password.

We work with all professionals as required for each child and always encourage these persons to come and visit the relevant children in the setting. If required we will contact and work with Buckinghamshire County Council Early Years Service and your child’s school.  We will obtain parental consent before contact is made and we will include parents in all decisions made and meetings held.

Our Play leader and three other staff members are qualified with a Level 3 qualification in Early Years Education.

The Jonathan Page Play Centre is managed by Aylesbury Town Council. We have an open door policy and promote and value all parents’ views and opinions. We carry out a parent and children survey after every Holiday Play scheme and twice during the school year for the After School Club.

We encourage parents to email or phone us directly if they have any comments or concerns. We encourage ongoing dialogue with their child’s key worker. We regularly update our Facebook page.

We hold an Open Day once a year in July and for After School Club we have a Parent/Children Evening twice a year, where parents are welcome to stay and play with their child and see the child in the setting of the centre.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

The staff continually receive and refresh their training. The majority of staff are qualified within Early Years.  We continually reflect upon our practice and will attend training when a particular need is identified.

The SENCO attends relevant training and meetings to remain up to date with current policies and procedures

Our staff are encouraged to further their knowledge and Continuous Professional Development by attending/completing training courses and reading relevant articles and watching Web casts.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

We are continuing to encourage our staff to attend training courses and if we identify that there is an increase of a particular special need of the children who are attending our sessions, then we will look for appropriate training for staff like we have done when we noted an increase of children on the autism spectrum attending our setting.                                       

Last Updated
26/03/2020

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