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Dear Wacky Club parents,
 
I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy during these difficult times and managing the challenge of both home schooling and home working too! I’m sure that, like me, you’re all finding yourselves busier than ever.
The Wacky Club parent committee continues to meet to deal with ongoing business and address all the new issues that the Coronavirus has brought up.  For both we are fortunate to have invaluable advice and support from Silvija Moss (HR) and Hazel Rayment (Finance). I wanted to give you an update on some of the things that we’ve been doing:
 
1) Club closure and staffing 
Wacky Club is closed for the foreseeable future so in late April we decided to furlough three of our permanent members of staff, leaving one to work from home. We are topping up staff salaries so that they are as financially protected as possible. The current furlough period ends in mid-May when we will review the situation. You are still able to contact the Club using the usual Wacky email – Jo will be pleased to hear from you!
 
2) Cambridge Kids Club hand-over
As you know, we have decided to outsource our Club to Cambridge Kids Company. Everything was going smoothly until School and Wacky were closed in mid-March. CKC has also closed the majority of its clubs and furloughed staff. That means that the timetable for handing over the business has changed but the intention remains the same, and we are speaking regularly to CKC Director, Panash Shah.
 
3) Provisions for Summer term
We have not taken bookings for this term so far. If the Club does re-open before the end of Summer term, then we will assume that any existing booking patterns remain the same. However, we know that even if School and the Club do re-open, your after-school care needs may not be the same as previously so we will need to check directly with you as and when that happens.   
 
4) Holiday Club and September
At the moment we don’t know whether Wacky Club will be opening over the summer holiday period. If it does, it’s likely that it will be run by CKC. We will let you know when bookings are open and how to make them.
We have had some enquiries from parents of September 2020 Reception-class children about Wacky Club places. Jo is keeping a waiting list of all requests so that a places can be allocated in due course. Please continue to send any requests to the usual Wacky Club email so that they can be picked up by a member of staff. We will also update our website with new information so do check there now and then.
 
I hope very much that we can open the Wacky Club doors again soon. Until then keep safe and stay positive.
 
Best wishes,
 
TamsinChair, Wacky After-School & Holiday Club
 
 
 
 

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