Devonshire Kids Club
Devonshire Kids Club was formed 18 years ago and is registered as a charity with the '4children' national organisation.
We are self funding, with a fully qualified staff who all hold CRB clearance certificates and who are responsible for the day to day running of the breakfast club.
WHERE TO FIND US: FRANCIS COMMUNITY LODGE
Our building is situated on the far side of the main playground opposite the junior school building. It can be accessed from the playground, with the main entrance situated in Heidelberg Road. There is a bell on the Heidelberg Road entrance to ring for access.
DEVONSHIRE KIDS CLUB COMMITTEE
The committee is formed of parents who's children use the setting plus staff representatives.
Parent representatives - Ruth Lacey (Treasurer) Amanda Morris
Jane Hale Leonie Banham
Nicole Heard Alexandra Maechaoui
Staff representatives - Mrs Burnett Secretary- Mrs Clair
The committee meets three times a year. Once in each of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms
There is an Annual General Meeting held in the Autumn term to which both Head Teachers and parents are invited to meet with the committee and staff members for the annual report. This is an opportunity for both parents/carers to meet with the committee to share their views and ask questions.
All staff have CRB certificates and are qualified to NVQ 3 Level in 'Child Care and Education'. They are also First Aid Trained and have Certificates in Food Hygiene.
There are two permanent staff and three 'bank' staff to cover sickness or absence.
Mrs Burnett can be contacted by phone or through the Devonshire Infant School office.
Parents can phone the Community lodge during breakfast club sessions: 7am-8.45am Monday to Friday.
Francis Community Lodge No: 02392823837
If you have any queries or questions please contact Mrs Burnett.
In compliance with Portsmouth City Council Policy, staff are not allowed to have access to their mobile phones within the setting. There is a mobile phone register for staff.
Any mobile phone brought to the setting is stored in a secure place and returned to the owner at the end of the session.
Children who bring mobile phones to the setting must give them to the Play Leader for safe keeping.
Not all children attend the breakfast club every day, therefore fire practices are scheduled on different days throughout the academic year. This enables all children the opportunity to take part and to become confident with the fire-drill routine.
New children will be instructed in the fire procedures for the setting as part of their 'Induction' process.