kidzshout Youth Club has a fully detailed set of Operational Policies and Procedures including Safety Policies for the full care and welfare of your child. These policies are developed to NZ Youth Care provisory standards. The manual for all Operational, Procedures and Health and Safety Standards is available at the venue.
Mission Statement: is "The kidzshout Youth Club revolves wholly around the abilities that our children have, to be creative and communicate, to develop and learn effectively, through variety and diversity, when managed in a fun, free, guided and supportive environment"!
Service standard: wholly revolves around the understanding of individual strengths, and that the service provided will not be to promote conformity at the expense of “understanding” nor promote “leadership” but collaborative positive learning".
FIRST WEEK FREE - APPLIES TO THE AFTER SCHOOL SESSIONS ONLY.
We offer a free-spirited but managed environment. Our surroundings are key to the outdoor play. From January 2022 we will be based at the Cox's Bay Pavilion & park, which will on lend itself to more game play, from the sports fields to the playground, scootering & cycling, basketball, and BBQ's, and the continued fun we have with imaginative play and sketches and movie makings.
Our new hall is a smaller set up, but this will encourage more outdoor play, "its a nice wee den", fill it with a bunch of awesome kids, some fun, games, and laughter and it really is something quite special. I
Monday to Friday 3 to 5.30 pm - Term times
Holiday Club - 8am - 5.30 pm - Holiday times
Where are we?
kidzshout as a community Youth Club will operate at Cox's Bay pavilion and park.
44-66 West End Road.
Getting to us.
"We are the great escape from school!"
As the club is centrally located, it is an easy commute for the kids of Westmere/West Lynn and Pt Chevalier.
Westmere school collection - The kids meet together at 3 pm inside the school grounds at the Garnet Road exit from the school, by the playground where a team member can clearly sight and group the kids together. It is a short walk down to the club.
(Consent by parents can be given for kids to walk the short distance to the club on their own. Please advise at the time of application).
Intermediate kidz make their own way to the club.
A safety role will be taken at the point of collection and at the beginning of the session, communication will promptly
follow any absentee concerns with carers, not already advised in advance.
Advance bookings are key to ensure the required safety of the children; kid to team member ratios, are maintained in conjunction with the stated business Policies and Procedures.
Ratios The guidance is that ratios should be maintained as 1 team member to10 children at the club, 1:8 away from the club, and water/pool ratios as set by the Auckland Council.
For any variance in ratios (last minute bookings) the activities will be planned considering safety first and manageability of any project or activity. For example, only 10 children allowed outside at one time.
Casual bookings are always welcomed but consideration of team members to child ratios is of priority.
The kidzshout concept: Primarily the difference is that we really have created a club culture, where the kids really feel like they are part of this, and that they are a key factor to this. It’s their club!
We offer a blended mix and focus on team, individual, or break out group activities. We offer and roll out different project ideas and gameplay for them to get involved, some work for some and not for others, but this is where we are different, we do not promote conformity nor leadership, but encourage and camaraderie, positive play, confidence, and self-value.
Will be provided as part of your fee at the start of the session around 3.30 p.m.