AFTER SCHOOLS 4-11 YEARS

AFTER SCHOOLS 4-11 years

After Schools takes place each weekday for children aged between 4 and 11 (P1-P7), between 1.30pm and 6pm term time, and 8am-6pm in the school holidays.

It is located in a Mobile Classroom at Avoneil Primary School, and it’s where the children have the freedom to choose the activities they wish to play with. The staff plan a different theme each month and incorporate the various play activities.

 

 


Activities and equipment include:


• Sensory play including play dough, sand, water, gloop.


• Home Corner for imaginative play.


• A variety of arts and crafts materials are provided each day to encourage imagination and creativity. Junk art, painting, clay, beads and seasonal crafts are offered regularly.


• Outdoor play area and equipment for the children to enjoy as much as possible.


• Puzzles, colouring, games, books and writing materials on offer daily.


• Large selection of games including, pool table, air hockey, foosball, board games.


• Access to Avoniel Primary schools large outdoor playing fields.


• A quiet area is provided for those children who need to complete homework while at the club.


• Oasis offers a free collection service from 5 local schools to assist parents with their childcare as much as possible. We collect from Elmgrove, Avoniel, Euston St, Nettlefield and Loughview Primary schools
 


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JELLY BEANS 3-4YRS

JELLY BEANS 3-4YRS

Upstairs in St Clement’s Church Hall, are our pre-schoolers known as the ‘Jelly Beans’.  Children by this stage are becoming increasingly independent and have developed their own personalities.  We aim to foster and nurture this, and provide positive experiences of the world around them.


Pre-planned activities are carried out and displayed daily in the room. Sand, water, play dough, books, music, construction toys, small world toys and art/craft activities are all provided on a daily basis, promoting all areas of the children’s development. Independence and a sense of self esteem and achievement are all concepts that are promoted.


The Jellytots and Jellybeans both follow a monthly theme involving all 6 areas of the curriculum:

 

  • Creative development  (art/craft/music/dance).
  • Language and Literacy  (songs/stories/rhymes).
  • Early Maths  (water play/learning colours/sorting, matching).
  • Personal Social and Emotional development  (Home corner/circle time/stories).
  • Physical development  (Action rhymes/outdoor play/trips to the park/soft mats and shapes).
  • The World Around Us  (Home corner/small world play/outside trips/stories).

 


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JELLY TOTS 2-3 YEARS

JELLY TOTS 2-3 years

Depending on age and stage of development, children will move to the Jelly tots around their second birthday. The Jellytots are located in St Clement’s Church Hall, just a few doors down from Oasis, and can cater for up to 16 children each day.

Children thrive on routine, so to ensure this, staff follow a Daily Planner which is on display in the room. A different theme is introduced each month, incorporating the various areas of play. The room is divided into separate areas, including, home corner, construction, table top play, outside play, sand, water and book corner, to introduce the children to a wide mix of play activities.


The Jellytots and Jellybeans both follow a monthly theme involving all 6 areas of the curriculum:

  • Creative development  (art/craft/music/dance).
  • Language and Literacy  (songs/stories/rhymes).
  • Early Maths  (water play/learning colours/sorting, matching).
  • Personal Social and Emotional development  (Home corner/circle time/stories).
  • Physical development  (Action rhymes/outdoor play/trips to the park/soft mats and shapes).
  • The World Around Us  (Home corner/small world play/outside trips/stories).
     


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JELLY WOBBLERS 12 MTHS-2 YRS (APPROX)

JELLY WOBBLERS 12 mths-2 yrs (approx)

Depending on development, when children are around 12-15 months, they will move upstairs to our JellyWobblers room where a number of stimulating activities are provided to cater for children’s different stages of development at this young age.


Our Wobbler Room is bright, airy and colourful with lots of the children’s work on display to create a stimulating environment throughout the day. We have activities such as puzzles, musical instruments, shape sorters, slides, a home corner, dressing up, construction and small world toys e.g. garage/farm/dolls house.

Lots of different creative play takes place on a regular basis such as painting, gluing/sticking, playdough, water, sand, chalking and lots more.


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JELLY BABIES 6 WEEKS – 12 MONTHS (APPROX)

JELLY BABIES 6 weeks - 12 months (approx)

Our Baby Room operates downstairs in the main Oasis building, catering for our very youngest children.


The staff approach is warm and loving, making sure all children are cuddled and cared for as much as possible during the day.

Most of all, the children are made to feel they are in a ‘home away from home’. This can be an anxious time for every parent who has to leave their child for the first time in daycare, therefore our staff are sensitive to this and work with every situation individually and be there to help as much as is needed.

Obviously babies’ needs are very important so staff will require as much information as possible about your child and their routine. For example, what time do they normally go to sleep? How do they go to sleep? Do they require a comforter? When do they require feeding etc? We try to be as consistent to this routine as we can, but obviously in a Nursery setting some things may vary.

Your child will receive a daily diary which staff will complete during the day and staff will have a handover with parents when they arrive to collect their child, to let you know how their child’s day has been.


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OASIS EARLY YEARS IN EAST BELFAST – LOCATIONS

Oasis Early Years in East Belfast - Locations

Babies and Wobblers: 0-2 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, 102-108 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Contact: Louise Watson

Telephone: 028 9087 2277 (ext 226)

Email: louise.watson@oasis-ni.org

Jellytots: 2-3 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, St Clement’s Church Hall, 76-90 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Contact: Louise Watson

Telephone: 028 9087 2277 (ext 226)

Email: louise.watson@oasis-ni.org

Jellybeans: 3-4 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast BT5 4FP

Contact: Kerrie Briggs/Sharon McClure

Telephone: 028 9073 5692

Email: sharon.mcclure@oasis-ni.org

After Schools Club: 4-11 year olds

Oasis Early Years Centre, (Mobile Classroom – Avoniel Primary School), 22 Avoniel Drive, Belfast BT5 4SJ

Contact: Kerrie Briggs/Sharon McClure

Telephone: 028 9073 5692

Email: sharon.mcclure@oasis-ni.org

[See also: Oasis Early Years, East Belfast.]


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OASIS EARLY YEARS, EAST BELFAST

Oasis Early Years, East Belfast

Oasis Early Years, East Belfast, offers high quality, affordable childcare for the benefit of families in the local area; with our fully registered and inclusive Daycare and After Schools Club.

Oasis Early Years exists to provide children with a secure place to play to be able to express themselves in a safe and friendly environment. It is a place where children are valued, listened to, and can develop a sense of belonging.

– High quality, affordable childcare for 0-11 year olds.

– Strong focus on diversity and multiculturalism.

– Additional needs friendly.

– Fully equipped Sensory Rooms.

– Nursery and School collection service from Elmgrove, Euston St., Avoniel, Nettlefield, and Loughview Primary Schools.

– Qualified and experienced staff team.

– Bright, airy rooms for children to enjoy.

– Safe and secure areas for fresh air and outdoor play.

– Advice available on tax credits and childcare vouchers, to assist in meeting childcare costs.

For further information or an application form, please contact Louise Watson at:

Oasis Early Years, 102-108 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Telephone: 028 9087 2277 (ext 226) Email: louise.watson:oasis-ni.org

[See also: Oasis Early Years in East Belfast – Locations.]


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OASIS ‘GOOD MORNING’

Happy lady on phone

THE OASIS ‘GOOD MORNING’ TELEPHONE SERVICE is a telephone befriending service designed to support older and vulnerable people living in South and East Belfast through a daily telephone call service based in Oasis; plus there is a general advice service based at East Belfast Independent Advice Centre.


For further information on our Oasis ‘Good Morning’ Telephone Service, please contact Ruth Wallace, Oasis Caring in Action on 028 9087 2277 (ext 205).


 

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IMAGO

IMAGO

THE IMAGO PROFESSIONAL BEFRIENDING PROJECT is designed to help people who are going through a time of personal crisis, by helping them regain their confidence and self-esteem.

Imago offers help to people have mild to moderate mental ill health; providing professional befriending support to people seeking to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement or loneliness. Please note:  Imago is not a Counselling service.

After an initial referral from the GP, or other health professional, each potential client is assessed by an Imago Project Manager. If they are suitable and want to use the service, the client is matched with an Imago Befriender who will meet with them once a week for up to 3-6 months. We also take self referrals through local community groups.

Meeting with a Befriender could include going for walks, going out for coffee, taking part in local activities, having a friendly chat, or help with anxieties such as getting out and about on public transport. Activities are tailored to meet individual needs. We are delighted that a number of our clients have returned to work, or enrolled in education classes to pursue qualifications or new careers. Imago also offers Drop-In Sessions, a Personal Development Group, and a Men’s Breakfast Group for both current and past clients.

Comments on our Service:-

A recent evaluation from one client ended with the statement: “I feel I have taken my first step on the road to recovery.”

“They (Imago) have been a major help to me. I would not have been able to do what I do only for the help and support from Imago. I can’t praise them enough!”

“I am a lot more confident, and able to function in social situations.”

“I’m able to challenge negative thoughts, and see alternative reasons for things.”

For further information, please contact:  heather.dougherty@oasis-ni.org  or phone 028 90872277 ext 204.

For emergency mental health support ring Woodstock Lodge 028 90737547 and/or phone Lifeline 0808 808 8000.

For extra help we recommend:  www.getselfhelp.co.uk/freedownloads2.htm


 

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