Thursday 26th March 2020
3:00pm – COVID-19 UPDATE
It is with regret, that we have taken the decision to temporarily close our doors at 6:00pm on Tuesday 31st March 2020. Brampton Kids Club WILL OPEN AGAIN as soon as H.M. Government allows us to.
Since the forced temporary closure of our business, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained open to support those children who are vulnerable and those of parents in a Keyworker role. During this time we have been reminded regularly that we must continue to follow the statutory safeguarding guidelines that define how we operate. These guidelines protect not only the children but also staff.
H.M. Government have already put many financial support systems in place to ensure businesses remain viable and operational where needed. Unfortunately, many of those options are not possible for us to use to keep cashflow and maintain pay to all staff for an undefined period of time. Business rates relief is available to all, but as we share premises with school, this will not benefit us. VAT exemptions will apply for 12 months, but we are not registered for VAT. Funded hours will still be paid indefinitely, during closure, to nurseries, pre-schools and childminders that utilise the 15/30 hours free childcare, but this does not apply to us. Limited period ‘interest free loans’ are available, but will have to be repaid at some point, which will have a direct impact on future provision.
Prior to H.M. Government announcing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all staff were in a position of having no pay, for an indefinite period of time. Without knowing when we are going ‘back to normal’ we cannot afford to effectively plan financially, in order to survive. From 1st April 2020 ALL STAFF at BKC will be furloughed, which means their jobs are protected, and they will receive 80% pay, until at least 31st May 2020.
I have already received offers of payment, questions about payment, and notices of cancellation of places. So what are we doing about fees, ongoing?
It is NOT our intention to enforce parent contracts and to continue to charge you indefinitely. Even those that have cancelled their sessions with us will not be charged the notice period. We are, however, asking that ALL families pay their invoices for March 2020, in full. Staff are still being paid, in full, until 31st March 2020.
You WILL NOT be charged for any additional scheduled spaces until H.M. Government tells us when school can resume. From that moment of notice, normal procedures will apply, the notice period will be back in operation and all charges will be applicable, from ‘term-time’.
Why are we not enforcing the parent contracts? We are aware that through this unique period of time many families will be in a position of uncertainty and some may lose their income completely. We want to support ALL families as fairly as we can, so by not charging any family, we are taking a uniform and fair approach.
What happens to your places in future? Existing families are guaranteed their spaces. This is everyone on our register at 31st March 2020, minus those who have cancelled their places with us.
During April all new families coming to Brampton School, that have registered with us, will have confirmed places allocated for September 2020. Priority will then be given to adjustments needed by those existing families still with us, and then to additional ‘new’ families with Reception Class children from September 2020. We will not consider any other families until existing families and new Reception Class families have been looked after.
As always, thank you for your continued support. Brampton Kids Club WILL RETURN.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Best wishes. Stay safe. Nic.
Saturday 21st March 2020
8:30pm – COVID-19 UPDATE
While the response to Covid-19 is continually changing, I am currently in the process of replying to almost 200 emails. I WILL respond to each and every one, so please be assured that I have your message and you will hear from me, hopefully within the next 24 hours. I will respond to the initial concerns surrounding the childcare arrangements we have been asked to supply, to support BVPS from Monday 23rd March 2020.
Brampton Kids Club Ltd is currently closed, in its normal course of business. We hope to continue in the future, but like many people, we have no idea when this may be. Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Please stay safe. Please continue to wash your hands. Best wishes, Nic.
Thursday 19th March 2020
8:30pm – COVID-19 UPDATE: We now have a little more clarity. From Monday 23rd March 2020 Brampton Kids Club will remain open to offer wraparound care and support, but ONLY for those children of ‘Keyworkers’, as defined by the Government, or those with Education Health Care Plans, Children who are vulnerable etc. We do not yet know how many families this will impact, but we will be open to support your children if you are affected. This position may change, subject to government requirements and/or staff availability due to reasons associated with COVID-19.
1:35pm – COVID-19 UPDATE: As of Monday 23rd March 2020, Brampton Kids Club will CLOSE in its current form. There will be no Breakfast Club or After School Club operating as standard. The Holiday Club scheduled for Easter is now not permitted to continue.
We are working closely with Brampton School and liaising with the Local Authority to see if we are needed to support them in providing care for the children of key workers. A list of who this covers is to be released later today, but it is expected to include NHS staff, police and food delivery drivers.
Thank you for your patience and understanding through this difficult time. We will endeavour to continue supporting children and families as much as we can, within the government guidelines that are being constantly reviewed and amended, as necessary, to combat the pandemic.
As soon as we know more details we will communicate to you all through this website. This will help to ensure clarity and understanding of matters as they develop.
If you have any specific concerns or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stay safe. Keep washing your hands.
Thank you, Nic.
Hello! Welcome to the website of Brampton Kids Club.
Brampton Kids Club Limited is registered with OfSTED and has the Unique Reference Number EY413650. We are registered as a provider of Childcare on non-domestic premises on the Early Years Register, the compulsory part of the Childcare Register and the voluntary part of the Childcare Register, looking after children between 4 years and 11 years of age.
We open during every school term day from 8:00am until 9:00am and again from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.
Holiday Clubs operate during school holidays and on Teacher Training Days. Not all holidays are supported so please check with the Club for specific details.
We offer a wide range of activities for all the children to enjoy. These include refreshments, fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, outdoor play, TV/video, Wii, table football, a pool table, table tennis, board games, jigsaws, Lego and much more!
Qualifications achieved by staff include NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Playwork, Paediatric First Aid and Basic Food Hygiene.
“To Nic & his amazing staff,
Thank you so much for your support towards (Child A), as always he has had a fantastic year with you all.
Enjoy your break!
T, G & E”
“After 7 years of (Child B) being at Brampton Kids Club it is is time for him to move on. Throughout (Child B’s) time at BKC you have helped to support him with his development and progress. We would like to say a big thank you for all your kindness and support shown over the years. You have been a vital help when we needed you and provided that much needed extra care and support. We fully endorse your OFSTED assessment as the quality of care is exceptional. Wishing you all the continued success for the future years to come.
F, P & J”
“I would like to say that I am saddened that our time with BKC Ltd has finally come to an end – I can’t believe how time has flown. Your services have been such an important part of (Child C) and (Child D) growing up – we couldn’t have managed things without you! I’d like to think we’ve been good customers over the years and I know the kids will take away great memories of their time with you guys. We wish you ever more success for the future years in Brampton and I will be sure to recommend you wholeheartedly as the village and schools grow in the coming months…