Childrens & Young Peoples Clubs
As you know, due to the restrictions laid down by the Welsh Government since March 2020, we have been unable to run the Clubs as we did previously. We were however, able to provide some provision during last Summer,2020, running Clubs over four weeks in four separate venues. To comply with the restrictions, these had to be at a reduced capacity of children per session but to increase the number of children / young people offered places, we reduced the length from a full day to half day sessions. We realise that this did not suit everyone’s needs but felt it was the fairest way to accommodate and support as many families as possible during, possibly the most challenging time of all our lives to date!
These restrictions have continued to prevent us from being able to run any Clubs, please know that we have tried to find ways around these restrictions but as you know, since September last year these restrictions have been strengthened and the barriers we have faced, increased.
Going forward, we continue to try and plan, to work with the schools stipulated by the Local Authority in our contract, and other venues we have been fortunate to have been able to access during the last two years.
We listen weekly to the latest updates and plan accordingly, we are hopeful that during 2021 we will be able to re-start the Clubs, they may not be as they were during 2019 but they will return and I know that all our staff who have worked at each of the Clubs look forward to seeing and having some fun with your children and young people again!
Our Children & Young People’s Clubs for children & young people with complex needs, learning disabilities and autism are commissioned by Carmarthenshire County Council’s Children’s Disability Team and part-funded through Carers Trust Crossroads West Wales’ charitable funds
They aim to provide children with supported and fun play opportunities whilst also providing their carers, including siblings, with time for themselves
Please see the link to a letter from the Welsh Government regarding Childcare and Clubs https://www.clybiauplantcymru.org/news-
Keep checking for updates regarding the Clubs in 2021 / 2022
Why should you choose our clubs?
✓ Commissioned by Carmarthenshire County Council’s Children’s Disability Team and part-funded by Carers Trust Crossroads West Wales’ charitable funds
✓ Activities including Arts & Crafts, messy play, sports, drama, dance & movement and more
✓ Fantastic value – £8 per session for After-School and Saturday Clubs, £15 a day for holiday clubs
✓ Discounted rates for siblings with disabilities
✓ We accept childcare vouchers
✓ Registered with Care Inspectorate Wales
Frequently Asked Questions
My child has a health condition that makes them vulnerable and at greater risk from COVID-19, what do I do?
This is your decision to make, please discuss it with the Out-of-School Provision Coordinator. If you are in doubt on whether your child’s health condition means they should be shielding, please seek advice from your GP
What should I do if my child has COVID-19 symptoms?
Under no circumstances should you send your child to club if they:
- feel unwell, have any of the three identified COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of taste or smell) or they have tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days
- lives in a household with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days
For more information on how to apply for a test for yourself or someone in your household with symptoms including children under 5s please visit the Public Health Wales website
How will we limit the risk of infection for your child?
Risk assessments are being carried out at all our clubs ahead of the summer and we will have a comprehensive programme of measures in place to limit the risk to staff and children. These include:
- Separate entrances & exits
- Clear signage on the importance of handwashing, hygiene and maintaining social distancing
- One-way systems with clear floor markings to encourage social distancing
- Parents/children & young people and staff will have to complete a health questionnaire before they are permitted to enter the club premises
- Reduced numbers of children & young people within clubs
- Increased handwashing
- Ensuring good respiratory hygiene – promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’
- Increased cleaning – frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly during the day and a full clean will take place every evening
- Each club will have its own designated isolation room should a child or staff member start to feel ill during the day
Please note that all staff have completed Infection Control training and we have a robust and up-to-date Infection prevention and control policy (copies are available on request)
The Working Together group meets monthly and provides parent carers with an opportunity to work with Carmarthenshire County Council’s Children’s Disability Team to shape service delivery
This group were responsible for coproducing our Children & Young People’s Clubs