Spread over three rooms within Rosetta Primary School, we provide wrap around care for P1 – P7 children from Rosetta and Forge Primary Schools. We are registered for 64 children and our staff to child ratio is 1:8
Children arriving from school need some time to unwind and revive before delving into an array of activities including themed arts and crafts; indoor and outdoor sporting games; board games (chess and lotto are two favourites), clay play to name but a few. Opportunites to investigate and research are provided in various activities eg wood work station, engineering corner where children can take apart items such as old key boards, computers, radios and many more everyday objects to see what’s inside and find out how and why things work.
Whilst art and craft and lots of imaginative play are always firm favourites, we are very focused on delivering a fun programme which is led by the children in our care.
Our flexible plans always take into consideration the children’s particular interests at any given time. Some of our varied activities include baking, keeping fit, dance, knitting circle, team ideas provided by the children such as “The Apprentice”, science experiments, etc. We often invite instructors to provide taster sessions in archery, tae-kwon-do, dance, zumba, judo etc.
During our summer weeks we get out an about as much as possible with trips to a variety of places which, in the past, have included: Crawfordsburn beach and forest park, Armagh Planetarium, W5, the cinema, Lady Dixon Park, Ormeau and Cherryvale Park, Ulster Museum, The Ark Farm, Streamvale Farm, Botanic Gardens, Belvoir Park Forest, Dundonald Ice Bowl, Indiana Land, Bowling, Pirate Golf, Helensbay, Holywood, Bangor, Seaforde, Carnfunnock, Mountstewart etc.