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Thumbs Up Club - Holiday Club for children and young people with special needs

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Thumbs Up Easter and Summer holiday club for children from age 3 to 19 years who are unable to access mainstream settings.

Thumbs Up are hopeful to be able to run a small provision at Easter. Unfortunately, due to the limited facilities available and the need to have strict bubbles due to Covid-19, it is highly unlikely that the club will be able to open to all those who would like to attend. The Thumbs up club will need to prioritise children, and for this Easter will be for invited families only.

The Thumbs Up club will contact you directly, as soon as possible if your child is eligible for provision, you will be contacted directly, as soon as possible with venue and dates they are able to offer you – which are non-negotiable due to bubbles. Please – either accept or decline the space, and if accepted you will be invoiced accordingly.

Due to the short time frame to organise club, they will be unable to contact those who are not eligible individually. Therefore, if you do not hear from them by March 23rd, this means your child has not been offered spaces in this limited provision for this Easter.

Updated: 05/03/2021

Description

The Thumbs Up Club runs at Easter and summer between 9.30am until 4pm, and is for children aged 3 to 19 years with special needs.

At the Holiday Club We have a very high staff ratio of 1 staff per 2 children with a Club Manager, Assistant Manager and 2 Supervisors on site.

The club is based at Addington School which is a new purpose built school for children with additional needs. As such the premises are safe,secure and we also have access to all of the outside play area which is equally secure.

Activities include arts and craft, soft play, outdoor play, computers, visiting entertainers and themed days.

Bookings and payment must be made online.

Website:
Thumbs Up Club
Vacancy range(s)
FromToPlaces
3 19

Who to contact

Telephone
07719 856 930 (whilst club is operating)
Email
enquiries@thumbsupclub.co.uk
management@thumbsupclub.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Addington School
Address
Woodlands Avenue
Woodley
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG5 3EU

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Monday to Friday, 9:30am until 4pm    

Easter and summer holidays only

Availability
Summer Holidays
Easter Holidays

Costs and Fee Information

Cost(s)
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£30.00 Per Day
Cost details

We also provide a limited Transport Service for families who have no other means of getting their child to Club. We hire a minibus, driver and escort from Readibus specifically for this. Transport is charged at £10 per person per day for a return trip to and from home address only. This is available in the Wokingham and Woodley area predominantly to ensure that no child is on transport for more than an hour or so each way.

We must emphasise places are very limited for the holiday club. We cannot guarantee requested places but a maximum of 40 places per day should be available. 

Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Yes
Is there any help with funding
No
Funding Notes

Unfortunately individual funding is not available but some of the cost is claimable as part of the Working Tax Credit for those eligible.

How is the service funded
Other

Facilities and Accessibility

Facilities
Wheelchair access
Premises on a bus route
Outdoor Play Area
Toilets
Car Parking
Baby change facilities
Easy Access for Prams and Buggies
Accessible toilet
Free Parking

Accessing this service

Age Ranges
3 years - 19 years
Eligibility Criteria

Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)

No geographical restrictions

Booking / Registration Required
Yes
Booking and Registration Notes

All booking requests must be made online and paid for online within 5 days of being notified that your booking has been accepted. If you are using Childcare Vouchers you will have a further 5 days to make the transfer to us. If paying by credit card, you will be transferred to an external payment gateway called Stripe where you will be asked to enter your credit card information.

Referral

Referral required
No

Provision For

Supporting people with
Sensory Impairment
Wheelchair Accessible
Autism Spectrum Conditions
Social Needs
Emotional Needs
Visual impairment
Children with Additional Needs
Behavioural
Learning and Communication
Mobility problems
Multi-sensory impairment
Medical
Physical impairment
Other long term conditions
Hearing impairment

Quality Assurance

Registered Charity No.
1104007
Quality Assurance

Ofsted registration number EY401960

Provision For (Childcare Specific)

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Diet

Has Provision
No

Ofsted

Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
04/04/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
05/08/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
Ofsted URN
EY401960
Ofsted report
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Local Offer - Support available for children and young people with additional needs

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Data last checked: 05/03/2021
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