Dawn until Dusk Before After School & Holiday Club

What our service does

The Dawn until Dusk Ltd is a before and after-school club based at Lakeview School. It is currently situated within a classroom on the site. Our classroom is a warm and inviting play space where children relax and play safely in a homely environment cared for by friendly approachable staff.

Our opening hours are from 7.30 am until 9am and 3.10pm until 6pm. We have free flow access to the playground directly outside our classroom, with a grassy surrounding area beyond and the use of purpose built wooden equipment for climbing, balancing, jumping and imaginative play.

Our vision for the club is to mirror the home environment as closely as possible. This is achieved by creating an inviting atmosphere with colourful upholstery and soft furnishings, providing an abundance of exciting things to explore, a home corner, free flow access to toys and games, quiet reading area, access to a comfy sofa and a creation station where wonderful things transpire with all manner of craft resources.

Every effort is made to ensure the setting is inclusive for all our children by recognising the importance of extra resource's to meet individual needs. Our club is accessible to all with toilets suitable for wheelchair users and large double doors providing easy access to the outside. For children where English is an additional language we have incorporated Polish flash cards, snap, phrase books, multicultural dolls, figurines and story books. Welcome signs are displayed in different languages and regular multicultural resource's audits are undertaken. The club offers a lending library enabling families to take our resource's home over the school holidays. Consistency is provided between home, school and the club for those children with special educational needs through discussions with teachers and parent/carers and sharing our own observations. We pride ourselves in getting to know each child for the individual they are.

Location of our service

We have sites at 6 schools in Bedfordshire

Lakeview School, Wixams
Shortstown Primary, Shortstown
Kings Oak Primary, Bedford
Haynes Lower School, Haynes
Balliol Lower School, Kempston
Harrold Lower School
Greenfield Lower School, Greenfield
Cotton End Primary School, Cotton End
Cauldwell Lower School, Cauldwell
St James's Lower School, Biddenham
Thomas Johnson Lower School, Lidlington
Priory Park Infants, St Neots

Who our service provides for

We are for children age 2.5 years - 12 years regardless of what school they attend, all children are included and catered for regardless of disability, where staffing and facilities allow we will endeavour to accept all children.

How to start using our service

Visit our website www.kidsdawntildusk.co.uk or contact Tracy or Alison 07841 713571 or 07913352 568. Our charges are between £4/£4.50 per hour including drinks, snacks and meals.

How decisions are made about who can use our service

Decsions are made fairly via director and staff based on risk assessments and need. We also use our Website, newsletter, questionnaires.

How we communicate with our service users

Regular questionnaires are sent out to parents/carers, leaflets are printed, facebook & website are updated weekly.

Accessibility of our service

Each site has different public transport routes, parking is available at all sites.

Qualifications and training of our staff

We are regulated by Ofsted. Staff either have an Early Years Qualification or Playwork
Qualification or are in the process gaining a qualification. They are trained in
safeguarding/first aid and Special Educational Needs.

General Contact Information

Tracy 07841713571 or Alison 07913352568

Contact for more information

Tracy Hutton or Alison Davies
Registered provider
Lakeview School, School Lane, Wixams, Bedford, Beds, Mk42 6BH
01234 930505
07841 713571 / 07913 352568
Opening Hours:
School time - 7.30am - 9am & 3pm - 6pm
School holidays 8am - 6pm

Record Last Reviewed On: 19/01/2016