For as long as I can remember, Elm Grove Kids Club has worked hand in hand with Didsbury CE to provide high quality wrap around child care for the children who attend our school. Elm Grove Kids Club was formed about 15 years ago, as I began my headship position at Didsbury CE, by a group of parents and school governors to meet the childcare needs of working parents. The club has gone from strength to strength, as recognised by the 'outstanding' Ofsted judgements and perhaps more importantly by the growth in popularity of the club.
Clearly many parents trust the quality and safety of our on site child care through Elm Grove Kids Club and love the simplicity of school becoming the focal point for their child's care through the working week. Kids Club staff work hand in hand with the school staff and indeed in many cases have paid employment at both school and Kids Club, so they get to know the children very well. Elm Grove Kids Club also ensures that children in different year groups through the school get plenty of opportunity to play and support one another. This really adds to the family feel of both our school and Elm Grove Kids Club.