Cranberry Whizz Kids
Cranberry Whizz Kids was established in 1997 and is based within the grounds of Cranberry Academy. As we are based at the Academy we are lucky enough to have full use of the playgrounds, playing fields and woods to enjoy plenty of outside play and exercise.
Telephone contact number : 01270 879282
Opening Hours term time: Monday - Friday: 7.45-9.00am & 3.00-6.00pm
Meet the team:
Annemarie McKayManager, NVQ III Playwork
“I work at Cranberry Whizz Kids every day before and after school in term time and two days per week in the school holidays.
From Swiss parentage, I was born and brought up in South Africa giving me an in-depth understanding of cultural diversity. I came to the UK in 2006 and have lived in Alsager ever since. I began working at Whizz Kids in 2006 as a Playworker and have since achieved many qualifications relevant to working with children. Whilst at Whizz Kids I have worked at all of the four settings and have got to know and enjoy working with all the children and families. I have been the Manager at Cranberry Whizz Kids since May 2015 I think that what I feel most proud about is the children and how they have developed, knowing that I have helped in some small way.”
Jason ClewlowPlayworker, NVQ III Playwork
“I work at Cranberry Whizz Kids every day before and after school in term time and three days per week in the school holidays.
I have worked at Whizz Kids since 2009, in this time I have achieved a NVQ Level II and Level III in Playwork. I also work at Cranberry Academy in a voluntary capacity as well as working as a mid day assistant at lunch times.
I enjoy getting to know the children and their families who attend Whizz Kids and feel proud that parents can go to work with the knowledge that their children are safe and having fun.”
“I work at Cranberry Whizz Kids very morning in term time and 2 days per week in the school holidays.
I was born and bought up in Ireland and moved to London to work in Banking and Broadcasting. When I moved to Alsager I was blessed to have a big family and I also have five lovely grandchildren.
I began working at Whizz Kids in 2014 after working for many years at St Gabriel’s and Pikemere Schools as a mid day assistant. I enjoy meeting and welcoming children and their families into a happy and homely environment on a daily basis. I take great pleasure in both playing with the children and watching them interact with each other. It’s just fun!”
We asked our children what they thought about Cranberry Whizz Kids and they said .....
- “I like playing in the home corner”
- “I like playing with all of the games and toys”
- “I like playing with friends that are not in my class”
- “There’s always lots of different craft activities to do”
- “The staff are really nice”
- “I like coming to Whizz Kids because the staff look after you!”
Cranberry Ofsted Report Nov’19
“Children are happy and relaxed and they feel safe here. They enjoy coming to this nurturing and welcoming setting”
“Children take part in a wide range of activities in the spacious indoor and outdoor environment and show good levels of confidence and self-esteem.”
“Good partnership working with the local school enables staff to have a better understanding of the needs of the children who attend. Parents are pleased with the service that the club provides.”
For the latest Whizz Kids inspection report please go to:
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