We organise a wide range of birthday parties for children aged 1-12 years old. Let us take the strain out of organising your child's party and arrange the fun for you.
Soccer Stars, Sports Combo Games, Go kart party, Funflatable (2-6yrs) and Street Dance.
A party leader will take the activity for up to an hour and then we provide a room for you to have your party food (food not included). Basic cost for parties is £65. (except Karting - to be arranged and booked via KiddiKarts)
The Funflatable is the most popular choice for ages 2-6yrs. This is a bouncy castle with obstructions to navigate around. To compliment this party we also use space hoppers and play tunnels and the instructor can play games using a parachute. This party lasts 50 mins with 30 minutes recommended for food.
Street Dance Party
An hour of cool street dance. Learn some of the latest hot dance moves. Parties are available at weekends. Age 7-12 years
Sports Combo Games.
This party includes a wide range of games and activities. You can choose 2 of the following - Football/Kwick cricket/uni-hoc/mini volleyball and target basketball as well as traditional relay races. Age 6-12 years
The traditional party for the football crazy bithday child. There will be skills practise, penalty shootout and a match to finish. Ages 4-12 years
This fun party simulates the thrills of motor racing. Safe and easy to drive the go-karts are raced around a challenging inflatable circuit. These parties are booked via KiddiKarts directly - for more details contact KiddiKarts on 01932 770770 or check out their website at www.kiddikarts.co.uk (4-8 years)
Holiday Play Scheme
We run the playscheme every school holiday and half term.
The children can participate in a mixture of Sporting and Arts & Crafts activities.
All members of staff are police checked and have completed the playscheme worker course run by Rushmoor Borough Council. The centre is registered with Social Services and is Ofsted inspected.
The playscheme is for children aged 4-12 years (4 year old's need to have been in full time education for at least one term)
We have a part day care, which runs from 8:30 - 3:30pm and full day care from 8:30 - 5:30pm. Part day costs £14.00 and full day £16.00. Early booking is advisable.
For further information about play scheme policy and procedures, please see the bottom of this page.
Our classes run on Thursday afternoons at 4.30pm and 5.15pm, term-time only. See main timetable for more info.
Albany Dance Club & Fusion Dance Academy
See main timetable for more info.
Please see our main timetable for more info
This session is held on Thursdays. Please see daily timetable for more info
Kung Fu Kids
Wednesdays from 5.30pm - 6.30pm
First Lesson FREE
BE COOL - HAVE FUN!
Make new friends, build confidence, discipline and respect. Improve your fitness, health and posture - all in one class!
Call to reserve your place on 07880 721765 Spaces are limited!
Junior Football Clubs
We have numerous clubs that use our sports hall during the winter months for training. Please contact us if you require details of these clubs.
Juniors aged 12+ are encouraged to attend any of our classes at a discounted price.
Please see main timetable for all classes.
Junior Fitness Session
Three weekly sessions in the gym, run and supervised by our qualified fitness instructors. They operate all year round £2 per session.
For children aged 10 - 15 (Year 6+)
The aim is to encourage juniors to keep fit and healthy by using the state of the art equipment in our fitness studio.
See our news page for our latest gym offers involving Juniors.
Playscheme Policy and Procedure Information
Connaught Leisure Playscheme - OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) registration number: 507919. Registered to provide Out of School Day Care.
The scheme caters for 4-12 year olds.
Opening times are Part Day 8.30am-3.30pm and Full Day 8.30am-5.30pm. Fees are Part Day £14 and Full Day £16. Inclusion - all children are welcome to the play scheme. Standards of behaviour - frequent unacceptable, disruptive behaviour from children could result in the removal of the child from the play scheme.
Child Protection Policy:
At Connaught Leisure play scheme we intend to create an environment in which children are safe from abuse and in which any suspicion of abuse is promptly and appropriately responded to. In order to achieve this we have an appointed Child Protection Officer with the responsibility for minimising the risk of child abuse in the playscheme and it's operation.
The duties of the CPO include; Ensuring appropriate vetting procedures are in place during recruitment and selection, inducting staff on Child Protection issues, ensuring that staff have read and understood this policy, organising training for staff on child protection issues.
We will take up training opportunities for all staff to ensure they recognise the symptoms of possible physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Adults will not be left alone with individual children for long periods of time and precautionary measures will be taken; eg if a child needs to be taken aside for a 'time out' after unacceptable behaviour, the door will be left ajar. Changes in children's behaviour/appearance and inappropriate comments will be investigated. All minor accidents and incidents will be recorded on report forms. All suspicions and investigations will be kept confidential and shared only with those who need to know.
Procedure for non-collection of a child:
If a child is not collected by 20 minutes after their normal leaving time, the Duty Manager will check that nothing is written in the daybook changing their normal arrangements. They should then ask all members of staff if a message has been given to them that they have failed to record. Any staff members not on the premises who have had contact with the parent should also be contacted. The child must be kept occupied and re-assured if worried. The contact number on the child's enrolement form should then be telephoned, Dependant on the result, the emergency number may have to be telephoned to ensure the child's collection. The child should not be allowed to go with anyone other that the person agreed with the parent/carer. Identification should be sought if the the person is not known to the play scheme. Contact should be made with the authorities responsible in such a situation, eg OFSTED. A message should be left for the parent at their home and at the facility before leaving the child in the care of another person.
Child Illness Policy:
It is necesary to have a policy in place to limit the spread of infection to other children and staff. Therefore the children of staff or are unwell with an infectious illness should not attend the play scheme.
If during the day a child is found to be/become unwell, the supervisor should contact the parent/carer and arrange for the child to be collected from the play scheme.
Depending on the infection, an ill child should not attend the play scheme for at least 48 hours.
Connaught Leisure Play Scheme's work with children sometimes bring us in to contact with confidential information. To ensure that all those using and working on the playscheme can do so with confidence, we will respect confidentiality in the following ways;
*Parents will have ready access to the files and records of their own children but will have no access to information about others.
*Staff will not discuss individual children, with anyone other than the parent/carer of that child. *Information given by parent/carer to the supervisor will not be passed on to other adults without permission. *Issues to do with the employment of staff, whether paid or unpaid, will remain confidential to the people directly involved with making personnel decisions.
*Any anxieties/evidence relating to a child's personal safety will be kept in a confidential file and will not be shared within the group except with the supervisor/manager.
We aim to provide the highest level of care for children attending Connaught Leisure Play Scheme. We endeavour to make each individual child feel welcome and to provide a warm and caring environment within which all children can develop as they play.
*We believe that children and parents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt appropriate attention to their needs and wishes. We aim to work in partnership with parents and the community generally and welcome suggestions on how to improve the play scheme.
*A parent who is uneasy about any aspect of the play scheme provision should first of all discuss any worries or anxieties with the play scheme supervisor.
*If a satisfactory outcome is not reached promptly, or if the problem reoccurs the parent should speak directly to the centre Manager (or in his absence - in writing to him).
*The Manager will investigate the anxieties or complaint. A meeting with the parent/s can be arranged where either or both parties feel that this would be useful. An agreed written record of the meeting will be made.
*If the parent still feels that the matter is not sorted out to their satisfaction, they should again contact the Manager, who can hold a further review and advise the parent of the outcome.
*We believe that most complaints can be solved at an early stage and it is in the best interests of the play scheme parent/s and children that complaints are dealt with promptly and fairly.
**OFSTED registers and inspects childcare for children aged from birth to 17 years. Registered childcare providers and childminders have to meet requirements that relate to safety, the people providing the care and the organisation of the childcare. Childcarers who care for children aged from birth to the 31st August following a child's fifth birthday also have to meet requirements for children's learning and development.
What can you tell OFSTED?
+ Is the childcare good?
+ Can it be made better?
+ Do you have any concerns?
If you want to tell OFSTED anything about your child's childcare, you can ring 08456 404040 or you can write to them at: The National Business Unit, OFSTED, The Royal Exchange Buildings, St Ann's Square, MANCHESTER, M2 7LA.
If you would like more information about OFSTED's role as the regulator of childcare you can vist their website at www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents.
Futher contact details are:
Rushmoor Borough Council Community Department Tel: 01252 398398
Tel: 08456 404040
*Any medication brought to the play scheme will be handed to the play scheme Supervisor or centre Duty Manager.
* All medicines will be kept in the leisure centre office. Access will only be available to the leisure centre Duty Manager and play scheme Supervisor.
*Medicines can only be administered with the written permission of the child's parent/carer.
*A written record is kept of the medicine dispensed including the time and amount of the dose.
*A fridge is available in the leisure office for the safe storage of medicines that need to be kept cool.
*Parents will be informed if children appear to make excessive use of inhalers.
Good for you snack - Yoghurt
Yoghurt is a very versatile food and a healthy snack. It can be enjoyed on its own, used as a fruit dip or mixed as a sauce or dressing. Not only does this creamy snack provide protein, calcium and potassium; it also contains probiotics. Studies have shown that probiotics improve gastro-intestinal health. Therefore, look for these bacterias on the ingredient list. Try to avoid yoghurt that say "heat-treated after culturing" on the label.
Save Your Joints
Light lifting inhibits the destructive processes and Actually stimulates the Synthesis of new cartilage. If you want to reduce the likelihood of joint problems you must be kind to your joints. Try the workout schedule outlined in "Joint appointment." This is located on the members notice board. Handouts are also available from Reception.