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.
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.
Director & Owner
Manager, Nine Mile Ride School
Manager, Oaklands Junior And Primary Schools
Manager, Crown Wood School
Manager, Wooden Hill School
Manager, Finchampstead C of E School
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.