Orchard Childcare was established as a company March 2013. The company is run by Lisa Warren who has almost 30 years of childcare experience, the majority of which is providing and supporting a good standard of care within a school setting.
What we do
We work in very close partnership with St Mary's Infant School to ensure the standard of care we offer to children is the best it can possibly be. We pride ourselves on our excellent partnerships with the school and with our parents. We constantly reflect on our practice and seek the views of the children, parents and staff of the school in order to enhance the service that we offer.
Choosing the team
To offer the best standard of care, we need the best possible team. We have a robust vetting process of the staff team. Staff meet to reflect on their own practice on a regular basis and as a team every half term. At the half termly sessions in house training takes place to ensure the staff team are up to date on any changes to procedure, policy or to introduce them to some of the latest childcare initiatives.
The team is supported by Lisa who visits the club on a regular basis. The club also employs a freelance childcare advisor who has Masters in Child Education and he makes regular checks on the quality of care being offered.
What we offer
At St Mary's we offer a Breakfast Club, and an After School Club. The Breakfast Club runs from 7.15 until the start of the school day and the After School Club runs from the end of the school day until 6.00pm. In addition to this we also offer a Holiday Club based at High View Primary School, The Chase, Wallington, SM6 8JT. The holiday club is open from 7.30am until 6pm during the majority of the holidays (except for Christmas).
What happens every day
At Orchard Childcare we believe that the child is it at the centre of everything we do and therefore our planning for activities, themes, trips and resources begins with them so no two days look the same. Alongside the wide range of art and craft materials, books, games, construction, role play, drama, songs, music, outings, outdoor play that are offered to the children everyday there is the opportunity to plan moment by moment or respond to children's individual interests to provide them with activities that will be both fun and inspirational. The close partnerships with the school allow us to extend or the wonderful themes that the children are engrossed in at the school.
Who can attend
Only those children who attend St Mary's Infants and Junior Schools may attend the Breakfast Club and After School Club. For the holiday club priority bookings will be given to those children that attend High View Primary, if the full quota is not taken up them places will be offered firstly to children who attend an Orchard Childcare facility and after this to local families.
Infants Telephone Number 07795 244547
Juniors Telephone Number 07795 831512
Holiday Club Telephone Number 07795 847122