Jonathan Page Playcentre (Holiday Playschemes)

Coronavirus Update - see Opening Details

 

We welcome all children from the age of 4 (and in reception) 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.

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 play workers 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.

 

Bookings

We accept advance and last minute bookings for the Holiday Play schemes through our online booking system. To register and book activities for your child please visit bookings must be accompanied by payment. We accept card and cash payments, childcare vouchers and tax free childcare payments.

 

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
Parent Organisation
Jonathan Page Play Centre (Aylesbury)

Where to go

Address
147
Meadowcroft
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP19 9HH
Venue Notes

Local bus stops / taxi company / on site parking / wheelchair and buggy friendly access

Other Details

Cost Description

Full Day Session 08:00 to 18:30: £31 per child per day

Half Day Session 08:00 to 15:30: £23 per child per day

AM Session 08:00 to 12:30: £16 per child per day

PM Session 12:30 to 17:00: £16 per child per day

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Age ranges
From 4 years 0 months to 12 years 11 months
When is childcare available?
Half term
Christmas
Summer Holidays
School Holidays
Weekdays
Easter Holidays
No. of weeks a year we are open
39
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 18:30
Thursday 08:00 18:30
Friday 08:00 18:30
Other Availability

Due to the current Covid-19 situation our Easter Playscheme will not be taking place.

Our next planned Holiday Playscheme is May Half term but this remains under review and depends on government guidelines and advice nearer to the dates.

Full Day Session 08:00 to 18:30

Half Day Session 08:00 to 15:30

AM Session 08:00 to 12:30

PM Session 12:30 to 17:00

School Pickups

Pickups/Collections offered
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY536686
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 

Local Offer

Description

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 the Holiday Play schemes.

Whilst we are unable to offer 1 to 1 care, we will make reasonable adjustments within our setting to ensure all children can take part in play opportunities at a level appropriate to their needs. 

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

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.

Contact Telephone
Contact Email
jpplaycentre@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk
SENCo Name
Rebecca Murphy
SENCo Email
jpplaycentre@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk
Needs Level
All Needs Met
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

Early Years Local Offer Response

1. What recent SEND specific training has been completed by practitioners in the setting?

Rebecca Murphy is our Playleader and has attended the course “Initial SENCO Training” and will be attending the “SEN Support and the Graduated Approach” course.

Our Early Years lead has also attended Autism Education Trust tier 2 training “Developing Good Autism Practice”.

Information from any training attended is shared with all staff at monthly meetings. 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.

2. How are parents involved at the setting and how can I be involved?

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 Playscheme 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.

3. How will practitioners work with me to share information about my child's progress? What is additional for children with SEND?

We give regular feedback when parents drop off or pick up the children and we do observations on Early Years children, which we share with the parents. We contact the school (with parent’s permission) to see what procedures or actions the school have put in place so that we can try and continue with these whilst the child is attending the play centre.

We are also happy to attend relevant meetings with other settings, outside agencies or specialists if parents would like us to attend.

4. What specialist services and expertise are available at, or accessed by the setting?

As a Play Centre, we do not offer any specialist services and expertise but we are happy to signpost parents to services we know of or ask the Buckinghamshire Council Council Early Years team for advice.

5. How accessible is the setting's environment (indoors and outdoors)?

The Play Centre is all on a ground floor and there are no steps to access the centre and the outdoor area. We have one main play hall and one smaller room for quieter activities.

The outdoor area is large and secure with climbing frames, go-kart track and multi-use games area.

6. What are the transition arrangements for supporting children and families?

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 Playscheme.

Once we established that we are the right setting for your child we will allocate your child a Keyworker. 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.

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.

We can provide photos for booklets, are happy to arrange multiple visits so the children get to know the team and the environment.

7. What future plans does your setting have for developing its SEND?

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
25/03/2020

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