Children & Young People’s Clubs
Below is a link to the statement letter sent by the Local Authority to parents and carers regarding important changes to our Children & Young People’s Clubs for 2021 – 2022.
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.
Summer Club 2021
In 2018, our first year providing play clubs, we held a Summer Club in Heol Goffa; in 2019 we held three Summer Clubs in Canolfan Elfed, Heol Goffa and Myrddin Unit; in 2020, through a year of lockdowns and increasing restrictions, we ran Summer Clubs in four venues, Canolfan Elfed, Heol Goffa, Llandybie Hall and Myrddin Unit.
In 2021 we are back at Heol Goffa to offer provision for children aged between 5 and 19 years.
Due to the continued restrictions and guidelines we all must abide by, there will be limited places on each of the days.
We are offering two weeks each for children aged 5 – 11 years and two weeks for young people aged 12 – 19 years; there will be options for half days at a reduced cost should that be more suitable for your needs. More details regarding dates and times will be forwarded with the booking form.
After we assess the level of interest, we will forward a link to our Booking Form on our website for you to complete, this will include the cost and how to pay.
We will forward the Booking Form to you via email the week commencing Monday 14th June.
Please note: a completed Booking Form does not guarantee the days / dates requested; we will forward confirmation from Friday 9th July.
Dates for your calendar:
- Friday 28th May – Expression of Interest launched on our website
- Tuesday 8th June – Closing date for the ‘Expression of Interest’ forms
- Monday 14th – Friday 18th June – Booking Forms to be forwarded
- Monday 28th June – Closing date for Booking Forms
- Friday 9th July – Confirmation of days / dates requested
- Monday 26th July – first week of Club begins
Saturday Club 2021
We intend to re-start the Saturday Club for young people aged 12 – 19 years in Caemaen Centre, Llanelli and will publish the information as soon as we have confirmation on dates and times.
Tick the relevant box on the Expression of Interest Form and we will be in touch.
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