Swimming Pool Policies Children aged years of age will change
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Swimming Pool Policies Children aged 47 years of age will change together in an allocated changing room under the supervision and assistance of at least two camp staff. Children aged 813 years of age will change Mardyke Arena Mid Term Camps in male and female changing rooms which will only be used by those in camp. If a child is uncomfortable changing in this environment then they should bring it to the attention of the group Parent Guide 2008/09 leader. Children aged 810 yr olds have the option of changing in a cubicle and children aged 57 Welcome years of aged may change in another changing room. Welcome to our Mid term parent guide. Here we have included all the information that Children aged 47 years of aged will swim in the learner pool. Children aged 813 years of age will parents, guardians or grandparents may need to know in relation to our Mid Term Camp swim in the main pool. Please speak with the camp coordinator if you have any question 2008/09. regarding this policy. Why choose the Mardyke Arena? Labelling Children should have all belongings clearly labelled with their name and telephone number. Ø Facilities Please feel free to call in and view our extensive indoor and outdoor facilities. Outdoor Lost Property facilities include 4 astro turf pitches, running track and GAA pitch. Indoor facilities Lost property will be collected and logged by staff at the end of each day. It will then be stored in a include our unique climbing wall facility, our 3 impressive sports halls, one dance studio, safe area and can be collected by parents. one state of the art Multi Purpose room and an audio visual room. As well as that we also have one learner swimming Pool and one 20 metre Pool. Cost Per Camp Camp Fee Ø Activities Cost per camp Activities are structured around the age of the individuals and kids are grouped according Swim lesson Participants/ UCC Staff / Members €55 to age. Activities include climbing wall, swimming, bouncy castle, Arts and crafts, Non Members €65 Soccer, Basketball and much much more fun and varied activities…….! No two days are ever the same in the Mardyke Arena. th Book before October 24 and receive 3 camps for the price of 2!!! Ø Staff The Mardyke Arena Summer camp will be actively supervised by a Camp Coordinator Dates and an Assistant camp coordinator. Assisting them are at least 12 camp leaders who 3 Day Camp have experience as teachers, coaches and specialists in specific sports areas. All leaders Halloween hold a nationally recognised coaching qualification in their relevant area of expertise. th th Tues 28 Oct – Thurs 30 Oct Inclusive We also employ and train helpers who will assist the leaders with activities and group Christmas control . th st Mon 29 – 31 December Inclusive Easter Ø Training th Tues 7th April – 9 April Inclusive All staff undergo specific training in relation to quality, health and safety, group movement and activity planning, child protection, as well as Mardyke Arena camp Please contact reception for a copy of our booking form. Please book early to avoid policies and procedures. disappointment as there are only limited places available. Ø Internal Audits Payment Health and Safety is our priority and camps are audited on a weekly basis by our quality A cancellation fee of 50% of camp cost applies to all cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior manager. to the start date of your child’s camp. In the event of ill health a refund will be issued on receipt of Camp staff participates in meetings with management to evaluate performance and seek a Doctors Certificate. ways to improve. If you require any further information please contact the Mardyke Arena on 021 4904751 or log on to www.mardykearena.com The Mardyke Arena maintains detailed policies governing the administration and operation First Aid of the camp programme. We consistently evaluate our policies to ensure our standards are All camp staff will carry a basic First aid kit with them at all times. Qualified maintained at the highest possible level. Parents are advised to read and acknowledge the occupational First Aiders are always on site. First Aid responders qualified in the use of following policies oxygen and defibrillator are also on site in case of extreme emergency. Camp directors will be easily contacted through our internal ‘walkie talkie system’. What to Bring · Children should bring swimming togs and towels every day of camp. Suitable runners Staff and sports clothing should be worn by children each day. The Mardyke Arena Mid term camp will be actively supervised by the Camp Co · Children not ordering a picnic lunch should bring a packed lunch from home with them ordinator and an Assistant camp coordinator. Assisting them are camp leaders who have each day. experience as teachers, coaches and specialists in specific sports areas. All camp staff · Children are advised to bring plenty of drinks however we do not recommend children will undergo specific inhouse training in relation to quality, health and safety, group bring glass bottles to camp. movement and activity planning, child protection, as well as Mardyke Arena · Children should bring an old tshirt for Arts and crafts with them every day. camp policies and procedures. · Children should not bring cameras or mobile phones to camp with them. · Most of the activities will take place outdoors so parents may pack sun protection and sun Behaviour Policy hats for the children. Expected Behaviour from Children Show respect for all children on camp treating them as they would wish to be treated. Daily Activities Swearing, abusive and hurtful language is not acceptable. Aggressive behaviour or The Mardyke Arena operates its normal camp programme from 10am until 3pm over three days. violence cannot be tolerated. Show respect for all personal property and the facilities. Each child will complete at least 8 group activities per day which will be listed on their timetable. Show respect for all staff. Listen to and follow instructions of the staff team. One child's These activities will vary from day today but will be based around our 3 core activities which behaviour will not be allowed to endanger the other children in the group by absorbing or include swimming, wall climbing and Arts and Crafts. If you have any particular queries distracting the supervising staff. concerning a specific element of your child’s programme whilst they are at Camp, then please contact the Camp Director who will be more than happy to answer your questions. Parent Responsibilities Registration We would expect you to inform us both verbally of any potential behaviour issues that Registration will take place on the first morning of every camp. Registration will commence at would help us deal with your child whilst on camp. You should be aware of the expected 9.30am and finish at 10am. Parents are advised to register their children as early as possible on that behaviour when your child attends camp. We would expect you to support action taken morning to avoid cueing and to ensure all children are registered in time for their first activity at by staff to encourage good behaviour. 10.05am. Registration will take place in the sportshall. Staff Responsibilities Signing out To treat all children fairly and recognise that each is an individual. To protect children’s The Mardyke Arena operates a strict registration procedure whereby parents will be required to selfesteem and develop them. To provide a challenging, relevant, appropriate and fun sign their kids out of camp on a daily basis. Adults other than the parent or authorised guardian of week. To be clear about the rules and use sanctions consistently.. To be a good role the child will require written consent before signing the children out of camp. The coordinator model. reserves the right to retain a child on the premises if unable to identify the individual collecting or without any form of written consent from the parent. A parent must provide written consent for Behaviour management procedure any child to leave the premises on his/her own. We are not able to accept telephone changes at any time. 1. Initially the Group Coach will try to deal with the situation. Grouping of Kids 2. If unsuccessful: Coordinator will try to deal with the situation, removing the If you wish to group your child with another kid in the camp, please state this on the booking form child from the group but having a witness. when booking in your children. We endeavour to honour requests, however because of strict group 3. If unsuccessful: Parent/carer will be involved. If the parent/carer does not come sizes and group dynamics, we are unable to guarantee this and we are unable to respond to any such to collect the child, a note will be given to them requesting that the parent/carer requests on the first morning of the camp. sees the manager in the morning. 4. If unsuccessful: The Coordinator will consider suspending the child after Sickness consultation with Management. If a child feels sick during the camp, a parent will be contacted by a member of staff. In respect of health and welfare of all children in the camp, parents will be required to collect children with a suspected illness or infection immediately to reduce the risk of a spread throughout the camp.