Partnership with parents

Little Leopards/Creative Minds are independently run, and provide after school care for children from Reception to Year 6 and holiday care from Year 1 to year 6.  Little Leopards operates from 3.00pm – 5.30pm term time only and Creative Minds operate during school holidays.

Members of management at Little Leopards/Creative Minds are Philippa Healey (Operations Director) and Anastasia Jegorova (Deputy Manager).  They are supported by playcare workers and assistant playcare workers who all have an enhanced Police checks.

All Staff at Little Leopards/Creative Minds have a duty of care to the children for whom they are responsible.  If there are any concerns regarding the welfare of a child, then the Safeguarding Co-ordinators, Philippa Healey and Anastasia Jegorova will deal with the concerns following Little Leopards/Creative Minds Safeguarding Policy and procedures.

The provision aims to provide high quality out-of-school hours childcare for parents.  We provide a range of stimulating and creative activities in a safe environment and we firmly believe that in working closely together with you – the family – we can give your child the very best in playcare. 

Each session at Little Leopards, the children will be registered and will then be offered a fresh piece of fruit and drink. After this the children will be able to enjoy quiet activities, creative play, imaginative play and small and large construction.  Children will be able to choose freely which activities they wish to do and choose and move freely between indoors and outdoors.

The camp will offer a range of fun and educational sessions, including STEM, creative and physical activities for children to enjoy in a safe and supervised environment. The camp will also allow children to develop their teamwork and communication skills whilst working in groups on challenges and projects. Each day will involve two different sessions, each including a range of activities, and lunch will be provided.

The setting is committed to inclusion and ensures that the necessary provision is made for every child.  The setting welcomes a diversity of culture, religion and ability and strives to meet the needs of all young people so they all play a full part in the setting.

Positive behaviour is essential for creating a play care environment in which everyone can feel safe, cared for and valued and in allowing children to relax and play. We believe that encouraging children and praising them for displaying specific, positive behaviour is more effective than reprimanding them for inappropriate behaviour.  If a child within the setting behaves unacceptably, for instance harming or disrespecting property, other children or staff, then the following procedure will be used: a verbal warning will be given, if the behaviour continues a 2nd verbal warning will be given, should a member of staff have to speak to a child for a third time then the child will be asked to leave the activity and sit out in a quiet area and given time to reflect on their behaviour.

Should you have any concerns/complaints, these should be addressed to the Manager. If you are not satisfied with the outcome you may contact CEYS (Childcare and Early Years Service) at