Class Of Their Own provides high quality, affordable and secure out of school play provision for children aged 4 - 11 years.
Since 2001 we have been providing the children of Sussex with exciting and stimulating play environments in secure settings where they make friends, develop new skills and most importantly have fun!
Play, Create, Do...Every Child Has The Choice!
Booking is now live for October Half Term!
October Half Term booking is now live! We are open from Monday 24th October until Monday 31st of October.
New To Holiday Club?
If your child has never been to our Holiday Club, check our Holiday Club pages.
"Love what you do...you enable working parents to focus on work knowing our children are well cared for and safe...what every working parent needs "
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October Half Term Dates
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Another Ofsted Outstanding for Class Of Their Own...two in a row for St Paul's
Class Of Their Own’s After School Club at St Paul’s Primary School in Brighton has been awarded its second consecutive Ofsted outstanding.
The After School Club at St Paul’s Primary School was first inspected by Ofsted in 2009, and received the company’s first Ofsted outstanding grading. Ofsted re-inspected in May 2016, and in July, published the second Ofsted outstanding report.
Ofsted identified key strengths as leadership and management, the welcoming and friendly atmosphere, children having fun with a range of activities, children’s wellbeing and parental praise for the team and quality of care. Well done to our amazing team at St Paul's!
New Breakfast and After School Club - Southover Primary in Lewes
We are delighted to announce we are opening a new Breakfast and After School Club at Southover Primary School in Lewes in September 2016. The club will open on the first day of the new school year, with a daily pick up from Western Road.
New to Class Of Their Own?
If you have never used our Holiday Club before, and would like more information, everything you need to know and more, can be found on our Holiday Club pages.
We were proud sponsors of the 2016 Children's Parade! It is an amazing day and we are delighted to be part of such an amazing event! Check out our Facebook Page for all the photos!
Children Starting Reception in September
Just found out which school your child will be attending in September? It is not too soon to start thinking about Breakfast and After School Club!
Places in our clubs are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so if you know which days you need, you can register now.
And remember, children can join our Holiday Club the summer before they start in Reception, once they are 4
We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our clubs.
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Class Of Their Own are Outstanding....Yet Again!
We are delighted to announce that we have been given Ofsted's highest possible grading of outstanding following a recent inspection at Stanford!
This is our third outstanding inspection of the year, and brings the total number of our clubs currently graded as outstanding to five.
That makes a third of our clubs outstanding - this is well above the national average, and we think it is unparalleled by other providers! We are extremely proud of our whole team for contributing to such an incredible year!
Highlights from the Report
Staff use their outstanding understanding of children's development, interests and needs to inspire children to become highly confident and assured
Children thoroughly enjoy attending the club. They state that they are extremely pleased with the extensive range of activities on offer. They say that their club is 'perfect' and they 'wouldn't change a thing' because they enjoy all what is on offer.
A calm and caring atmosphere creates a positive environment for all and children are highly valued as individuals. Club leaders befriend and mentor young children so each child has a friend who cares for them while they are at the club. All children behave extremely well and they are respectful and considerate towards each other.
The management team ensures staff have excellent levels of knowledge and understanding of child protection issues and the reporting process.
Managers ensure that new staff are suitable to work with children by implementing robust recruitment procedures.
Managers and staff are passionate about driving improvement and make ongoing changes to improve the quality of the club.
Two Ofsted outstandings for Class Of Their Own in 7 days!
We are extremely proud to announce that Class Of Their Own received not one, but two Ofsted outstanding inspections in 7 days!
Our After School Club at Fairlight Primary was inspected just before half term, and was awarded Ofsted’s highest ranking. And then, just 7 days later, a different inspector visited our holiday club at Downs Junior School, and gave another outstanding grading. We believe this record of two outstanding inspections in 7 days is unrivalled anywhere in the country.
At both inspections, Ofsted’s inspectors identified the strength of organisation’s management, children’s independence, the strength and abilities of the teams in the clubs, their positive relationships and engagement and how the children are treated as individuals as key strengths of the clubs.
A quarter of our inspected clubs have now been awarded and outstsanding grading by Ofsted.
We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the excellent work of our team.
Class Of Their Own are Outstanding...Again!
Ofsted visited our club at Downs Junior School during the school holidays and awarded the club the highest possible grading of Oustanding.
The inspector was very impressed with what she saw at the club. In particular she was impressed by:
Staff are very welcoming and friendly. Key persons use extremely effective strategies to help settle children in, showing a genuine interest in each child as an individual. Relationships between children and staff are excellent. This helps children to settle quickly and feel secure.
Staff practice is consistently excellent. Staff use their expert knowledge to engage children and encourage them to develop to their full potential.
There is a highly stimulating indoor environment with a very broad range of innovative activities, which fully occupy and challenge children. The outdoor area also provides an excellent environment for children although with less opportunities for them to choose what to do.
Managers use highly effective recruitment and induction procedures to ensure that all staff are highly skilled and have a very clear understanding of how to support children.
Staff take excellent measures to promote children's good health and meet their care needs highly successfully. For example, the manager has developed an allergy/special needs book so that all staff are made aware of children's specific requirements.
Class Of Their Own are Outstanding...Again and Again!
We were delighted that our club at Fairlight was graded as outstanding when an inspector visited just before February Half Term.
The inspector was clearly very impressed by the club, and identified 5 keys areas that she felt make the club outstanding:
The leadership and management of the club is outstanding. Staff receive excellent support for their professional development and have highly effective ways of working with children as a result.
Children's independence is exemplary. They follow their own ideas and enjoy challenging play. Staff are highly skilled at promoting children's ideas and problem-solving skills.
Staff follow the principles of playwork in the club and have an excellent understanding of how to use them to promote children's development. They share this information with parents in photographs and conversations.
Children settle into playing as soon as they arrive and stay focused on what they are playing for lengthy periods. Staff are highly skilled at judging when to leave children to their independent play, and when to intervene with a well-judged moment of teaching; for example, suggesting techniques for making paper aeroplanes.
Staff clearly know the children very well and show their authentic enthusiasm for hearing about the child's day at school, or listening to their ideas in play. This means that children feel valued.
We are delighted that the excellent work of our team at Fairlight has been recognised by Oftsted.