At Barnowls Out of School Club we aim to provide a stimulating environment for all children to explore the Early Years Foundation Stage, whilst working alongside Aston Clinton School.
The Barnowls Out of School Club provides a fun environment for children to relax and play, giving parents the opportunity to have ‘wrap around’ child care before and after school.
A much needed service in the local area, Barnowls Out of School Club has been a great success since opening in September 2011. Our three members of staff are fully qualified Level 3 Play Workers with many years of experience and are established employees of Barnowls Nursery which opened in 1991.
“Children’s needs before and after school are catered for very well in this welcoming setting. Children take part in a wide range of activities covering all areas of learning using a range of resources that mostly supports their learning and development. The setting demonstrates a good capacity for continuous improvement. Staff have attended a variety of courses since registration to update their own knowledge and the setting has established its own unique identity within the school community and local area.”
Extracts from Ofsted report
“The range of activities are brilliant, far surpassing anything that a
child-minder can offer.” Jo Collins, Parent
“Thank you for the warmth and support you have given to Danny during his time at Barnowls Out of School Club. He has developed significantly as a child since attending. As a customer the friendly, relaxed atmosphere has been a nice change from the norm. It does not feel like you are running a business, it is clear your focus is on the children and that everyone involved with Barnowls Out of School Club loves their job and working with kids.”
Shane Rousell, Parent
In line with Aston Clinton School term time, we offer up to 30 places a day for children aged four to eleven years.
Breakfast Club – Toast and refreshments will be served.
After School Club – A light snack and refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon, parents have the option to provide their own packed tea for their children if required.
Nila Henderson – Manager. Nila gained her Diploma in Nursery Nursing in July 1997 at Aylesbury College. After completing her training Nila worked as a Nursery Nurse for three years in a private day nursery before becoming a Nanny in London for two years. Nila joined Barnowls Nursery in July 2002 as a Supervisor for the under 2 year old’s. Nila has since become Deputy Manager of the nursery and still fulfills this role whilst managing Barnowls Out of School Club at Aston Clinton School and Weston Turville School. Nila holds an Early Years First Aid Certificate and Epipen training, Safeguarding Children Certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate and Health & Safety Certificate.
Melissa Bowles – Deputy Manager. Melissa gained her Level 3 in Childcare and Education in June 2003. After leaving college Melissa worked at a private day nursery for two years and then joined Barnowls Nursery as a Nursery Nurse. Melissa worked at Barnowls Nursery for three years during which time she was promoted to Room Leader. Melissa then went on to become a Nanny for 8 years caring for 4 children. Melissa has now returned to Barnowls Nursery as a Nursery Nurse and to the Out of School Club as it’s Deputy Manager. Melissa holds an Early Years First Aid Certificate and Epipen training, Safeguarding Children Certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate and is the Out of School Club SENCO.
Theresa Sayer – Play Worker. Theresa completed her Level 3 childcare qualification as a student at Barnowls Nursery which lead onto full time employment. Theresa worked full time at Barnowls Nursery for 3 years but has now joined the Barnowls Out of School Club team. Theresa holds an Early Years First Aid Certificate and Epipen training and a Food Hygiene Certificate.
Tanya Dawson – Play Worker. Tanya gained her Level 3 in Childcare and Education in 2012. Tanya spent some of her time as a student training at Barnowls Nursery. After leaving college Tanya worked part time in a local pre-school and part time at Barnowls Nursery. In November 2013 Tanya joined the Barnowls team full time sharing her time between the nursery and out of school club. Tanya holds an Early Years First Aid Certificate and a Food Hygiene Certificate.