Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
The Out of School Alliance
Telephone

Address

Address 1
Out of School Alliance LLP
Address 2
35 Tothill Road, Swaffham Prior
Town
Cambridge
Postcode
CB25 0JX

Categories

Categories
Culture, Sports & Leisure Learning, Skills & Work

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

The Out of School Alliance (OOSA) provides information and support to individuals and organisations setting up and running out of school clubs. We have drawn on our own, first-hand experience of running an out of school club to provide a range of services all aimed at making your life easier.

Getting started: Setting up a new out of school club from scratch can be very daunting especially when time is short. Which is why we have provided lots of help in the Clubs section, covering essential issues such as finding funding, registering with Ofsted and getting all your staff CRB checked.

Policies, forms, contracts, handbooks: All out of school clubs need to have these documents, but identifing what is required and then creating your own can soak up a lot of your time. So we've put together a selection of downloadable templates for you.

Training and qualifications: What qualifications do you have? What qualifications do you and your staff need? Where can you find appropriate courses? Find all the key information quickly and easily in our Training section.

Play equipment, storage, paintbrushes: Where can you source all the equipment that you need to set up your club and keep it up to date? Our Suppliers Directory will help you to track down everything you need.

Sharing ideas: Join our online community of out of school clubs to share your experiences and tips: What fees are other clubs charging? How did your Ofsted inspection go? Do you have a swine flu plan? Become a member of OOSA to join the online forum and to benefit from a wide range of other member services including discounted insurance from specialist insurers Morton Michel.

Costs

Are there any costs to the user for your service?
Costs

Membership of the Out of School Alliance (OOSA) is just £30.00 per year.

Joining OOSA will allow you to access a wide range of member-only services, all designed to make your time (and money) go further. These include*:

Discounted insurance specially designed for out of school clubs, from childcare insurance experts Morton Michel

Online forum to share your ideas and experiences with other childcare professionals

Examples of a wide range of forms, policies and other documents necessary for an out of school setting

20% discount off all OOSA products

Discounts off a selection of products from other organisations

Activity plans and other resources to help make your session planning simpler

Recipes—for things to eat, things to make and things to play with!

Monthly newsletter with the latest news and events relevant to the out of school club sector, plus special offers

Product reviews to help you choose the best equipment and services for your club

Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from the South Gloucestershire area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
No
Is there a car park nearby?
No
Is there accessible parking on site?
No
Is there a pedestrian route?
No
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
No
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
No
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
No
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
No
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
No
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
No
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No

Policies and Training

Training

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
None
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
None
Risk Assessment
None
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None
Autism Awareness
None

Policies

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
No
Behaviour Management
No
Complaints
No
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
No
Registration for sessions
No
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