Our Breakfast & After School Club at Escrick was our very first Young Discoverers setting, and opened on 4th November 2008 with just 4 children, 2 of whom were the Director’s own children. It has been fabulous to see the Club grow from there to having around 34 children on their busiest session each week.
Our relationship with the school has also developed over this time, and we are extremely proud to be working in partnership to ensure that the facility meets the needs of parents, teachers, governors, and most importantly the children themselves.
Andrew Newton is Manager at the Club, and has undertaken this role since 2011.He holds a Level 3 Diploma from the Children and Young People’s Workforce, which he undertook whilst working for Young Discoverers at our Nursery. The Club changed to Zac’s Club in September 2018, and as such we have yet to receive our first Ofsted Inspection under this name, however are proud to have been rated ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted as Young Discoverers when the change was made.
Andrew works with Erika Kirsch-Maskill, Jane Young, Rachel Cameron, Lauren Moughan and Amy Cavill as his team of Playworkers. Erika has a wealth of experience working with children and young people and is currently working to complete her level Early Years Educator qualification whilst working with us at both our Escrick and Riccall Clubs. Jane has been at the Club since 2010, gained her level 3 Childcare qualification whilst working for Young Discoverers, and has developed a strong relationship with the children. Rachel works in the Club whilst studying for her Foundation Degree at York College, having already achieved her Early Years Educator L3 qualification, and has great ideas for play and learning. Lauren and Amy are currently studying for their Early Years Educator qualification at York College. Rachel, Amy and Lauren have all undertaken their student placements with Young Discoverers Nursery as well as working at Zac’s Club.
All staff hold current Paediatric First Aid Certificates, and Food Safety Certificates, and also undertake other regular trainings relevant to the role including the Safeguarding of Children.
The setting operates 7.30am -9.00am each morning and 3.15pm -6.15pm each afternoon during term time.School term dates are available by using the following link: http://www.escrickprimaryschool.co.uk/term-dates/There is also lots of other relevant information available on the school website.Bookings can be made by phoning the Club on 07721 062404 or by using the online booking system.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ESCRICK
Escrick C of E School