Thank you for choosing The Kick Start Academy as your childcare provider for this school holiday.
This is a Parent’s Guide to: KSA Sports & Activity Camps
Our experienced team hope to make your child’s experience a memorable one.
The following information will provide you with everything you should wish to know about our sports camps & activity camps.
Who are The Kick Start Academy?
The Kick Start Academy provides various bespoke programmes including sustainable P.E & School Sport throughout the Midlands. Our work currently includes primary/secondary schools, nurseries, local authority organisations such as Mencap, community groups and NHS including Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Children’s Centres.
Our “Award Winning” Sports & Activity Camps was established to provide sports and activity focused childcare during each school holiday. Our aim is to ensure that you and your child experience a service that is fun, affordable, flexible and above all, safe.
What is the venue address?
Venue addresses are detailed below.
Where does registration and sign out take place?
Registration for extra-time and all activities starting at 8am will be located inside of the building (on entering the car park-see venue signage) this will also be our signing out point for parents.
PLEASE NOTE: Castle Vale venue starts at 7.30am
It is essential that each child is signed in & out by a member of our team before you leave the premises-parents have to make themselves known to staff that you are here to pick up your child (unless stated on our consent form-FOR CHILDREN GOING HOME ALONE ONLY). Please inform your Venue Coordinator if another adult will collect your child or if you are collecting your child before the allocated times, any designated adult picking up your child must know your child’s Unique Security Code (as given to you on your first day of camp).
What happens if I’m late picking up my child?
If you are running a little late-do not panic, simply contact the Venue Coordinator on the number given (see Unique Security Card), a member of our team will inform your child to avoid unnecessary concern.
One a one off occasion you won’t be charged, for every 15 minutes there-after your pre booking collection time – a charge will be incurred as explained online in our Terms and Conditions.
What should my child bring?
We suggest that children dress in comfortable clothing that is appropriate to the weather. On our summer camps it is important that children bring sun cream and children are aware on how to apply it.
Children should bring a plenty of snacks, a packed lunch and a refillable bottle as water is available on site at any time. We also recommend healthy snacks to eat during snack times (please do not send food that may contain traces of nuts-food sharing/swapping is also prohibited).
All equipment is provided so there is no need to bring anything except a packed lunch, snacks, sun cream and any clothing relevant to that weeks’ weather conditions.
(Please bring all equipment for the relevant sports. i.e. shin pads, boots for the football academy).
Children are advised not to bring their mobile phone during their stay with us, this is for your child’s safety and others on site. However, if your child attends with a mobile phone-we will ask them to store their phone in their bag or in our secure phone box, where children have limited/supervised access during break & lunchtime. We appreciate that parents prefer for their children to have access to their phones in order for them to have direct communication throughout the day-we do advise that parents ring/text our Venue Coordinators phone should you want to speak to your child directly. We don’t have any WIFI in any venue for added security for your child.
What happens if my child has a medical condition?
If your child has a medical condition, it is essential that you record this during your booking and when you arrive on site. At registration you must inform the Venue Coordinator about any medication that will be required for your child and you will also need to complete a short Administering Medication Form.
What happens if my child has an accident?
All accidents (e.g. bumps, grazes and stings) will be dealt with by our team who are all trained first aiders. If your child is involved in an accident they will be given an Accident Report Form, this will be completed in which you will need to sign on collection of your child. If there has been a serious incident or your child has fallen ill, you be contacted immediately on numbers given on our consent form.
What if my child’s behaviour is inappropriate?
The Kick Start Academy aims to encourage and reward positive behaviour and deal with inappropriate behaviour firmly and fairly. We have a Code of Behaviour which will be on display at all times and staff will explain what is expected of the children throughout the day.
We will endeavour to deal with any major concerns as they arise via parent/child consultation.
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
We do accept childcare vouchers, please check with our team to confirm we are registered with your childcare voucher company.
Are we here every school holiday?
We are pleased to confirm, we will be here for the foreseeable future-we have chosen this venue as it provides us with excellent facilities with indoor available with added in-built safeguarding features. You will receive an email confirming venues/dates & times/prices for any future camps we have planned at least 4 weeks prior to start of the camp date. You can also follow us on our social media platforms for the latest news & offers.