The Foxes is an out of school club that operates from St Peters, Birley Street, Newton Le Willows. We offer before and after school for St Peter’s, St Mary’s and Newton Primary. Our out of school is a fun relaxed club where children can make new friends, play games from 7:30- 6pm Monday – Friday. We also run a holiday club throughout all half terms and inset days this operates at our nursery sites.
Whilst the children are in afterschool there are snacks, drinks and fruit available where children can help themselves with the support of staff if they need it. We access 2 outdoor play spaces, where children can play ball games, use the climbing resources, or use the water troughs to experiment, build and explore with their friends. Whilst indoors children can choose from the variety of experiences that staff set up on a daily basis. These can vary from den building, arts and craft, role play and home corner, games room with pool table and computer games.
We have transport that assists with daily collections yet this is only used in very poor weather. Our organisation firmly believes in the benefits of children accessing the outdoors. Children thrive in the outdoors and what better way to take in some fresh air and stretch their muscles on a short walk before or after 6 hours in school. By giving children access to outdoors “They can satisfy their deep urge to explore, experiment and understand and become aware of their community and locality, thus developing a sense of connection to the physical, natural and human world” Clare Warden (2007) Nurture through Nature.