Class Of Their Own provides high quality, affordable and secure out of school play provision for primary school 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!
Absence notification reminder
If your child is not attending the After School Club for a booked session, you need to text the office on 07563 741 534 or call 01273 733 337 to inform us of the absence.
Please also ensure you let the Club Co-ordinator know if your child/ren is attending a school run After School Club before they arrive at our club.
It is important that we know this information. If your child/ren is not accounted for and we cannot contact you to find out where they are, our policy is to contact the police.
"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 "
Play, Create, Do...Every Child Has The Choice
Easter Holiday Club 2018
You can now book for Easter Holiday Club 2018, featuring two themed weeks of fantastic activities! We are open in Brighton, Hove, Portslade and Sompting this Easter, from Tuesday 3rd until Friday 13th April.
Want to find out more about the weekly & daily themes, the huge range of activities and what trips we have planned? Click the link or view our digital leaflet by clicking here.
Easter Activity Planner
Ofsted Outstanding for Sompting!
Sompting joins our ever growing list of Ofsted Outstanding After School & Holiday Clubs, a list that includes Brunswick Infants & Juniors, Peter Gladwin, Stanford, Fiarlight and Swiss Gardens.
The Ofsted inspector was fast to praise the relationships formed between staff and children stating that “Children have great fun during their time at the club. Staff know children exceptionally well and they are extremely caring". Read the report by clicking here.
Introducing News Explorer February 2018!
We are very excited to bring you our brand new, completely revamped termly newsletter: News Explorer!
Click here to view it
Over the past couple of years, we have been placing a focus on individual club news and less on overall news from
Class Of Their Own – however, we have realised that we have still got lots of great information to share with you…
so the newsletter is not only back, it is completely revamped!
There are copies to read in the club, but you can read it here first in our News Explorer Newsletter.
In our first edition you will discover:
• Our company vision – how does everything we do work together and where are we going?
• 2017 In Review – ever wondered what goes on in the background to make the clubs that you experience run so smoothly; now you can find out!
• Meet the team – a fascinating interview with Bec Drinkwater, our Service Delivery Manager
There are copies to read in the club, but you can read it here first in our News Explorer Newsletter:Click here to view it
New child registrations
To register your child with us, you can either print the registration form, fill it in by hand and send it to our head office, the address can be found here.
OR, fill it in electronically and send to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment.
Payment for the registration fee can be made by bank transfer or cheque. Our bank details can be found on the back page of the registration form. If you would like to pay by cheque, you can send it along with your registration form to our head office, address here.
Once we have received your completed registration form, we will contact you to confirm which spaces we can offer you/which days you will be added to the waiting list. We will also send you a welcome pack which will give you lots of information on the club specifics, our terms and conditions etc.
Back to School, Summer Holiday Club, Social Media and Another Ofsted Outstanding!
Peter Gladwin Holiday Club is awarded Ofsted Outstanding
Ofsted visited Peter Gladwin during the Summer, and we are very excited and proud to announce that the club was awarded an Outstanding grade by Ofsted. The inspector was exceptionally impressed.
We have also received some lovely feedback from the headteacher at Peter Gladwin about our Ofsted oustanding: "Congratulations to all at Class of their Own. Wow what a fabulous report. I must say I was in lots over the holidays and was very impressed with the opportunities you were offering and the usual lovely staff".
We have picked out some highlights from the report, see below:
On the Peter Gladwin team: “Staff are extremely caring and give exceptional close attention to nurturing children's wellbeing “, “Staff have an excellent knowledge of how to develop children's play and add extra challenges” and “they greet each child by name and give them an immense sense of belonging to the Holiday Club from the start”.
About Class Of Their Own: “The management team shows an exceptional commitment to continuous improvement”, “They listen extremely carefully to the views of parents and local schools and use their ideas for making enhancements to the club” and “Managers ensure staff take part in regular high-quality training, following a precise induction to their role”.
You can read the report in it’s entirely by clicking the link below:
Summer 2017 Recap
We hope you and your children loved our Play Explorers initiative which was introduced to our Holiday Clubs for Summer 2017. This year we wanted to turn our Holiday Clubs into the ultimate child-centred environment.
This summer as Play Explorers, children were encouraged to participate in diverse types of play - some known and familiar and others, some new and exciting, and both created to equip them with a range of skills and experiences they can draw on throughout their life!
We want to thank everyone who has provided us with great feedback on Play Explorers.
If you haven’t heard, we have branched out on Social Media!
Visit our Play Explorers guide!
Play Explorers is our new approach
to the Holiday Club activities and free play
opportunities we offer. We know how important play is for
children’s development and well-being, and that they explore and learn
so much through play. We value play so much that we are maximising the
play opportunities that we provide.
Play Explorers introduces free play opportunities in eight Play Explorer Zones, and a new and improved programme of adult-led activities through ten Play Explorer Activity categories. As a Play Explorer, your child will get the best of both and have lots of fun.
Your children will step inside our Holiday clubs and will be welcomed as Play Explorers. They will be encouraged to explore through play in an environment designed to stimulate their interests; some known and familiar and others which are new and exciting!
Ofsted Outstanding for our Brunswick sites!
Last month Ofsted visited our Brunswick Infant and Junior clubs. We’re
very proud and very excited to announce that both clubs have been
awarded an Outstanding grade by Ofsted!
These are just a few of the highlights from the inspection report:
The inspector found our senior staff team were well qualified and served as excellent role models to the children; Children have a wonderful time playing and exploring in the friendly club and the management team continues to raise the quality of the provision to the highest level.
We couldn’t be prouder of the great team and children at Brunswick Infants & Juniors!