M.O.O.S.E. – Milford’s Out Of School Experience
M.O.O.S.E. has been running since September 2009. It is an inclusive organisation, co-ordinated by Ms.Grinnell, the Deputy Head Teacher at The Milford Academy and led by Level 3 qualified staff who are C.R.B. checked.
The Club is monitored by the Local Authority and follows OFSTED guidelines and standards.
Mrs. Diane Lane is responsible for the day to day running of the Club. If you are a working parent / carer or a parent / carer going back to college, then we may be able to offer affordable childcare that suits your needs. We are also able to negotiate emergency and respite care for parents / carers who require it. Please contact Diane Lane on the M.O.O.S.E. mobile number :
M.O.O.S.E. is a community project and our services are on offer to other schools in the locality. We sometimes reach the maximum of children who can attend the Club and we therefore ask Parents / carers who, on occasions, wish to change agreed arrangement to do so a day in advance of the children attending. Staff can be contacted on the mobile telephone number or the school telephone number:
(0115 9152951) if the mobile is not answered.
Children at Milford and Blessed Roberts are collected from their class after the school day and taken to the Club to participate in a variety of carefully planned activities. The group who are attending the Club at the moment are being consulted about the types of activities that they would like to do and where possible, their ideas are included in our plans e.g. cooking, constructive and outdoor play, art work and playing board games are just some of the activities on offer. They are even involved in the type of equipment bought for them to play with and in addition to this, the children are consulted about their weekly menu and on occasions go shopping for the food they will be eating.
The ethos of the Club is based around a nurturing family unit. The children sit down together, like a family and eat an evening meal which has been prepared using fresh ingredients. The children then share in clearing away the dishes after they have eaten. The menu offered to the children is reviewed every two weeks.
The cost of each session is £8 (to be paid in advance) and because of the growing popularity of the Club, we are asking parents / carers to specify which day’s they would like their child/ren to attend and we will hold that day open for them. If you are unable to attend on the specified day, unfortunately a charge will incur. We also charge a late fee of £5 for every 5 minutes parents / carers are late collecting their children after M.O.O.S.E. The session begins at 3.15 p.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m. All children have to be off the premises by 6:00 p.m.
M.O.O.S.E. is located in the Learning Base at The Milford Academy and care is provided in the holidays (with the exception of the Christmas Holiday) as well as in term time.
All of the staff would like to thank all of our families for their continued support and we look forward to working for you in the future.