Monthly Archives: January 2015

Children’s Council

Neesha and the team have been busy organising a group of children  to represent the views of the club members. It is an open forum, designed not only to resolve grievances but also to put forward ideas to the panel, staff and directors, whether it is activities or food being the item for discussion.

The delegated council members are: Rosie, Blessing, Baabaa, Andre, Isabel, Yuna, Luna, Mae and Megan.

We are looking to set up a second children’s council to ensure as many children have a chance to participate as possible. At the first meeting, children asked to be able to feedback their ideas anonymously.  This will be in the form of a suggestion box and should give every child the opportunity to be a part of the decision making.

Choir and piano

Rosa  will start working with the children at the club on Tuesday 27th January after she returns from Germany and will offer the children the opportunity to be part of the CCC choir.

Rosa is also keen to start piano lessons  on an individual basis so we have asked Rosa to concentrate  on the choir and we will let you know as soon as the piano lesson details have been finalised.

Volunteers required

Work is planned to make the garden behind our club into a wonderful community space that will enrich not just the children’s experience but hopefully everyone that can be enticed by barbecues, mini shows and other community events. We will ask staff and children for input into how they use the space so that this can be factored into the plans for the garden.

To prepare the area, we will arrange a Saturday and/or Sunday volunteer event in February where we can all muck in to clear the metal container and prepare  for seeding/planting. Ella from Grow Wild will be leading the project and we will need as many people as possible to help. Further details will be sent via email as soon as we know dates.

As you know, we are extremely keen to involve parents, grandparents and as many members of the  community as possible and would welcome volunteers that could help with school drop-offs between 8.30 and 9am, or pick-ups between 3pm and 3.45pm. If you are interested, please email patrickwalshcccc@gmail.com and we would be glad to hear from you.

Goodbye

We are extremely sad to be bidding farewell to Lucy, and her daughter Eva, as she is leaving us on Friday 30th January. During her time as a the Manager/Play worker she has shown herself to be a thoughtful, caring professional, a supportive colleague and a wonderful ambassador for the club. Lucy will continue to work within childcare so it is good to know that she has not been lost to the sector and we wish her the very best of luck in the future

Children’s Section – Why do you like the CCC Club?

Neesha, Lucy, Elise and Evie have been putting on some great activities during the after school club so it’s no wonder we have heard the following comments:

“I like the CCC Club because it’s not just one age its different ages so it gives younger children a chance to play with the older children. – Rosie”

“I love doing art at the CCC Club” – Mae

“I love drawing” – Yuna

“I like the CCC Club because I like reading” – Megan

“Show me the paint” - Anonymous

We would also like to include some photos of the children within our more detailed newsletters at the end of the month so please do let us know if you would prefer that your child(ren) are not included within published photos by emailing patrickwalshcccc@gmail.com

Forthcoming newsletters

If you have any news, items or information that you would like us to include in the future, please email patrickwalshcccc@gmail.com as we will be  sending updates regularly.