At the After school care Richmond we think that it is important that after a day in school, with its formal teaching structure, children should be offered an alternative freer environment in which they can choose how to fill their time.
We provide a range of play materials to encourage the children to think up their own games and activities and play as they choose. This allows them to develop their own independence, to be creative and to socialise in mixed groups across the age range.
We encourage the children to take responsibility for practical tasks such as tidying up after play and laying the tables for tea.
We also offer a range of activities to meet the different interests and stages of development of all the children – these are optional and popular.
Here is just a taste:
Arts and Crafts
- Painting and drawing and making collages
- Model making – paper sculpture, saltdough shapes, papier-mâché
- Painting glass jars as lanterns
- Bread making
- Coconut ice squares
- Indoor hockey
- Table tennis
- Talent contests
- Assorted board games
Gardening and Environmental Projects
- Planting spring bulbs
- Growing carrot tops
- Taking plant cuttings
- Growing peas
- Making bird feeders
- Recycling projects