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After-School Clubs

Our After-School Clubs run every week day from 3:30pm-6pm, with the daily themed activities running between 3:30pm-4:30pm. Each day of the week has a different themed club which are assigned to a member of staff. The clubs aims to provide the Mini-Explorers with opportunities for learning, developing their skills, socialising and improving confidence. At 4:30pm the children all sit down together to break for their tea. Tea time provides a valuable opportunitiy for the Mini-Explorers to talk about their day, the activities they have done and what they would like to learn about and participate in further. The children discuss with each other their interests and home life and it creates a wonderful bonding experience. After tea time, the children can either continue with the club activities, other activities or they can have some free play time. Your Mini Explorer can be collected any time between 3:30pm-6pm. After-school club themes include Bushcraft, Art, Media & Performing Arts, Gardening and Cooking Club!


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After School Club



Bushcraft - The Mini Explorers will have the opportunity to participate in more focused and extended bushcraft skills with Sam (Bushcraft Practitioner). Bushcraft offers children the chance to get more hands on with nature, challenge themselves, gain skills and further their confidence and understanding. We may have the next Ray Mears on our hands! Some Bushcraft activities the childen have done include lighting their own mini fires, toasting marshmallows, cooking over a larger fire, creating natural shelters, attempting to gather water from leaves, identify leaves and plants and whittling sticks.                                              



Art - Snip! Splat! Stick! It looks like the Mini-Explorers are getting creative in Art Club with Amber (Trainee Level 3). The Mini Explorers will experiment with a variety of art styles and can proudly show off their creations to you at collection. Art club will usually be held outside and may include art in nature, such as creating 3D models with mud and making clay faces on the trees. It's time to get crafty and messy!



Media & Performing Arts - Lights, Camera, Action! It's time for the Mini-Explorers to let their imaginations run wild as Eloise (Bsc Media Technology, Level 2 Childcare) works with them to plan and create shows on the outside stage area! This may include creating decorations and props for the stage, acting, performing, dancing, singing and self expression. The Mini Explorers will also use a variety of technology the preschool has to offer to develop their skills, including photography and videography.



Gardening - As we are an outdoor Pre-School, the maintenance of our beautiful garden is imperative! The Mini-Explorers have an important job to do to ensure the garden remains in tip top condition. Joe (Level 2 Horticulture) will teach the children about the features in the preschool garden and they will look at how to plant, care for, grow and maintain a variety of plants, fruits and vegetables. The Mini-Explorers will also discover about plants and nature which can't be found in the Mini-Explorers garden.



Cooking Club - Something smells good! Our tasty Cooking Club can be held outside around the campfire or inside the preschool room. Miranda (Level 3) encourages the Mini-Explorers to assist with food preparation and cooking. The Mini-Explorers may chop fruits or vegetables, measure and weigh ingredients, mix and stir mixtures and of course, taste their yummy creations! Some of the many recipes the Mini-Explorers have tried and tasted, include omelettes, cupcakes, blackberry jam, summer rolls, pies, popcorn over the fire, vegetable soup and biscuits.



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