About The Beehive

About The Beehive

The clubs aim is to continue education through play for all pupils, while creating a safe, supportive, fun and happy environment. 

We aim to deliver clubs based on the playwork principles which recognise that play is a biological need and is essential for healthy development.

As playworkers we get to know your children and support them in creating a space where they can play. We try to anticipate their needs and provide the opportunities for them to extend their play, perhaps in ways they would not be able to do elsewhere.

Our values

As playworkers we regard play as something which is freely chosen.

In other words we accept that children are the experts on play and as much as possible we allow them to follow their own instincts and develop their ideas in their own way and for their own reasons.

The right to play is the child’s first claim on the community. Play is nature’s training for life. No community can infringe that right without doing enduring harm to the minds and bodies of its citizens.

(David Lloyd George 1925)

Meet the team

Our qualified, reliable staff offer quality wrap around care for your children.

We work to a ratio of 1 adult to 8 children. Each club is managed by an experienced NVQ Level 3 Manager who has extensive safeguarding and First Aid training. All staff have attended Playwork training and understand the importance of creating a safe place for children to play and how to facilitate the play process.

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Kerry Phillips

Director & Owner

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Heidi Golding

Manager, Nine Mile Ride School

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Dawn Smalley

Manager, Oaklands Junior And Primary Schools

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Emma Knight

Manager, Crown Wood School

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Debbie Collins

Manager, Wooden Hill School

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Manager, Finchampstead C of E School

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Kirsty Evanson

Administrator

Training & Safeguarding

All our Club Managers hold an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Playwork. Many of our Managers have had many years of experience in the After-School Club setting as well as other forms of childcare.

All new staff are offered the opportunity to work towards a qualification in Playwork. All new staff are DBS checked and required to carry out training for PREVENT and FGM. After their probation period is complete staff are required to attend a Universal Safeguarding Course.

The majority of our staff hold current 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid certification which is updated every three years.

Level 2 Food Hygiene certificates are held by all Managers and staff members dealing with breakfast and snack.

Managers regularly attend seminars and courses run by the Local Authority.

The Beehive aims to ensure that training is on-going for all staff whenever possible to ensure the highest level of care for our children.

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