Frequently Asked Questions
Who will be looking after my child at Inspire Academy childcare?
All staff members have enhanced Disclosure and barring checks, trained in safeguarding and wider aspects, food hygiene, behaviour management and much more. A minimum of one staff member onsite will be paediatric first aid trained.
We recruit the highest quality people to ensure that we offer the best possible experience while in our care. All of our staff receive ongoing training.
Our teams offer a great mix of experience, personality and fun whilst ensuring all children are enjoying and getting the most from their time with us.
Is there any childcare support available to help me with the costs?
Working Tax Credit – You could save up to 70% of childcare costs through Working Tax Credit. For more information call 0845 300 3900
Universal credit- childcare
You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for
You (and your partner if you live with them) will usually need to either:
- be working – it does not matter how many hours you or your partner work
- have a job offer
Childcare Vouchers– As Inspire Academy and Arabeeya Nursery are Ofsted registered you may be able to get Childcare vouchers. This allows employers to help their employees with the cost of childcare. Childcare vouchers are exempt from national insurance contribution’s (NICS) and income tax for employees up to the value of £55 per week, which can mean a saving of over £2000 a year for a couple who are both working.
You can use your childcare vouchers to pay for your childcare for all or part of your bill.
Tax Free Childcare: This scheme is available to working parent/s who earn at least £120 per week and no more than £100,000 per year. Tax-free childcare is available to all children up to the age of 12 years old and to children with disabilities up to the age of 17. For every 80p you pay in the scheme the government top-up 20p. This is equivalent to the tax most people pay – 20% – which gives the scheme its name, ‘tax-free’. The government will top up the account with 20% of childcare costs up to a total of £10,000 – the equivalent of up to £2,000 support per child per year (or £4,000 for disabled children).
15 hours free childcare available!
You can get 15 hours of free childcare a week in term of time with inspire Academy – this is 570 hours a year for your 3 or 4-year-old. The hours are usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.
Depending on your family circumstances, you may be able to get 15 hours of free childcare a week for your 2 years old – this is 570 hours a year.
What activities do you do in the holiday club?
Our holiday clubs are relaxing, engaging and friendly. Children come back to us time and time again because they have had such a great time. The clubs run in half term, summer holidays and inset days all year round.
Each week is themed around a particular topic with a wide variety of creative, fun and sports activities offered. From drama workshops to indoor Olympics, jewellery making to quad bikes, the programme of activities changes daily. Off-site trips are also usually offered, for example to the cinema, local playgrounds or tourist attractions such as Alton towers, but due to COVID-19 these are currently not available. The full programme of activities is published when bookings open for a holiday club.
Alongside the themed activities, there are other sports and creative options available throughout the day. Typically, these include; Lego and other construction games, board games, colouring, crafts, a quiet area with books, ball games, indoor and outdoor play equipment, den building, costumes, snooker, air hockey, table tennis, Xbox, plus much more.
Who is the pickup and drop off service available to?
The transport service is available to all parents living in Bradford and surrounding areas. All our vehicles are insured and our drivers are fully DBS checked.
How would you help my child to settle in your setting?
Please don’t worry about your child settling in, we have lots of experience welcoming new children from different schools, and are used to helping them feel at home and make friends to play with. On your child’s first day there will be a member of staff on hand to welcome you all, and to show you around. You are welcome to stay with your child for this bit. We can then help them choose their first activity, and say good bye to you. They will be supported by one of our playworkers, until they have found their feet. It doesn’t usually take children long to get stuck in. You are welcome to call or text us during the day to see how they are settling in.
Does Inspire Academy “out of hours club” provide Food?
Yes, a healthy and nutritious snack will be provided when your child arrives at the centre and drinking water will always be available. This is not a meal replacement. There is a charge of £1 per day for snacks
What qualifications do the teachers have for Quran and Arabic?
All our teachers teaching Quran or Arabic are Arab Native and Fluent in the English Language. All our teachers have Ijaza (qualified and permission to teach Quran)
What does my child need to bring to the holiday club
- A healthy packed lunch and water bottle. Please do not send nut products into the club. Our play scheme promotes healthy eating and we provide a healthy snack in the morning and afternoon breaks, and also the occasional treat.
- Clothing that is appropriate for the weather, and for messy play.
- Sun cream if the weather is good.
What are your timings for the holiday club
During the holidays childcare is available 7.30am – 7.30pm.