Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any other queries please talk to us at a session or contact us.
Playworks have been asked by several parents to open at
7.30 a.m. for holiday Playschemes.
We have listened to your request and ask that you speak with Heather to book your child in at 7.30 a.m. to accommodate your working requirements.
This service will not be available to everyone and Playworks will continue to advertise our opening hours commencing at 8.00 a.m.
Please note, there is a charge of £2.00 for this additional service, and places will be limited due to only two staff being on duty.
Playworks have been asked to open at 7.00 a.m. during school term.
Playworks are not able to open any earlier that 7.30 a.m. …sorry
In response to your feedback regarding Breakfast Club please be advised that we are open from 7.30 a.m. Children and young people may choose from a variety of breakfasts (displayed on the cabinet behind the front desk) and join in games and/or access table top games, books and colouring.
Breakfast stops at 8.15 a.m. so if you are dropping your child off at that time or later, breakfast will no longer be available to them although they may choose a piece of fruit.
We begin to tidy away and put on coats and shoes from
8.20 a.m. – 8.30 a.m., leaving at 8.30 a.m. for Brierley School children. Children attending Shafton School will leave at
If your child would like to play or enjoy breakfast please make sure they arrive prior to 8.15 a.m. Thank you.
Playworks have been asked for details of the choice of snacks available for children and young people
Our full range of snacks is now displayed on the filing cabinet behind the main counter
Playworks have been asked for sand and water play.
Sand and water play is available during our Holiday Playschemes.
Unfortunately we do not have sufficient storage space needed to house troughs and bags of sand for everyday use…sorry
Playworks have been asked to encourage children and young people with their homework
Playworks will create a homework area. Children and young people can access this area should they choose to do so. However, Playworks provide a play service encouraging social interaction and play. May we ask parents and carers to support their child in their choices, and if they prefer to play they should be allowed to do so. Playworks staff will support homework where possible.
Playworks always plan for activities and opportunities that link to the Early Years Foundation Stage, this means that we make available opportunities for children to access the seven areas of learning. We link these areas to ideas and suggestions that they have contributed to ensure their interest and enthusiasm. Please be assured that your child is always learning through play.
Please note that the homework area can only be set up in the Playroom. Usual play and noise levels will continue.