Harlequin's New Setting

Staplehurst gets it's first after school club

Earlier this year, Staplehurst school approached Alison and asked her to consider starting an after school club.

So, this week saw Harlequin open it’s doors in Staplehurst.  We are starting small but hope to increase the number of spaces available as we recruit and train additional staff. The after school club will be open every day the school is open, from 3.10pm – 6.30pm.

Please contact us for further information

Holiday Club

We have had an incredibly busy Summer, with lots of fantastic days out as well as enjoying a variety of activities within the settings.

Our forms for the October Holiday Club will be out soon - please do keep an eye on this space!

Find Us on Facebook!

Harlequin now has its own dedicated Facebook Pages!

Please click the links below to see more information, such as the activities we have been doing, and don't forget to give us a 'like' and share with your family and friends.

Click Here for Harlequin Out of School Clubs, for information on breakfast club, after school club and holiday club.

Click Here for Harlequin Forest Pre-School.

Forest Pre-School

Come and join us at Harlequin Forest Pre-School.

Places available now - please click here to see more information regarding Harlequin Forest Pre-School.

One of the many positives is that the children are hungry for knowledge and are excited about learning in their forest environment. We will be operating a traditional style pre-school in the afternoon. Again, funded sessions are available.

We are currently seeking...

We presently provide pre-school, forest pre-school, breakfast, after school, forest school and holiday clubs for children aged 2-11 at six locations in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.  This is an opportunity to join the one of Kent's leading and best respected childcare providers. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team at one or more of our settings to help us develop a new setting and to extend our existing operations.

Hours have some flexibility, so part time is possible. We are open 7.10am – 6.30pm, 5 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.  We are recruiting for the following posts:

Unqualified/ Qualified play workers,

unqualified/qualified pre school assistants,

Breakfast and after school club escorts (8.30am – 9am & 3pm – 4pm)

setting manager and Area manager .

These posts offer a great opportunity for career development if desired.  Training and DBS is paid for by employer.  This is a fun, sociable, stimulating and rewarding environment to work in.

For further information or to apply, please email Rob at rob@hosc.co.uk

What we do.

Harlequin out of school clubs provide superior and affordable childcare for children aged 2 – 13 years old in their breakfast, after school and holiday clubs based in mid and west Kent. The clubs are open 7.15am – 6.30pm every weekday except bank holidays.

Harlequin’s unique approach fulfils the social, physical and emotional needs of each child as an individual by providing quality care in a happy, safe and fun environment for all children and staff.

We support children to make  their own appropriate decisions and the we discuss the possible pros and cons of that decision so that children are learning to rationalise their decisions and to take safe “risks”. This is a vital skill for children and the current research suggests that children exposed to this type of environment are more fulfilled as teenagers and adults. At Harlequin, we want the children to achieve and succeed but also, more importantly, for the children to feel that they have succeeded. So we guide and support them by step by step and at their own pace, to promote a positive outcome for the child which will positively affect self esteem and confidence.

Through planning and observation, Harlequin develops the social and personal skills of children, maximising their abilities. Harlequin breaks the mould and provides a service that is flexible, innovative and of a high standard, supporting not only the child, but the parents too.

Harlequin knows that happy children equal happy parents.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted describe Harlequin as good (May 2016) at Tunbrisge Wells in our first inspection, and outstanding (February 2013) in all categorys at our Coxheath setting.

Ofsted registration numbers:

EY333465 Coxheath

EY486142 Tunbridge Wells

EY484111 West Borough

EY501163 Forest Pre-School (Tunbridge Wells)

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