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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DOES ALWAYS ACTIVE CLUB OFFER PART-TIME HOURS?

Parents can use our service during term time. Required days must be booked with us in advance for the term. We do not offer a drop-in service. We are not in a position to offer an hourly service. 

WHAT ARE THE DAYS AND TIMES OF OPERATION AT ALWAYS ACTIVE CLUB?

Always Active Club will operate 2.10pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday during term time. We will offer opportunities for students to attend 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

ARE SNACKS AND MEALS PROVIDED AT ALWAYS ACTIVE CLUB?

Always Active Club will provide healthy snacks for students on arrival during the afternoon.

Always Active Club will ensure that all snacks will be allergen friendly in accordance to HSE guidelines. 

The Always Active Club operates in a nut-free campus. 

WHAT SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED AT ALWAYS ACTIVE CLUB?

Activity is important to us at Always Active Club. We are lucky to have so much outdoor space on our campus to enable us to offer a wide  variety of sports and activities including football, basketball, dodgeball, tennis, skipping etc.

We also encourage creativity and put value in activities such as art, reading, playing with lego, chess and other board games. 

It is also hoped that the provision of an afterschool service at Gaelecoil na gCloch Liath will enable parents and children to engage with some of the extra curricular activities provided by the school itself. 

WHAT SCHOOLS DOES ALWAYS ACTIVE AFTERSCHOOL CLUB CATER TO?

As of 2023, Always Active Club is taking on Gaelscoil na gCloth Liath students and Educate Together students. However, as things progress we hope to offer our services to a wider community.

WILL ALWAYS ACTIVE CLUB PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH IRISH HOMEWORK?

Our team at Always Active Club will offer homework support for children. 

DOES ALWAYS ACTIVE AFTERSCHOOL CLUB PROVIDE SUMMER AND HOLIDAY CAMPS?

For the moment, Always Active Club does not provide summer or holiday camps, but will do so in the very near future.

DOES ALWAYS ACTIVE CLUB PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION?

As Always Active Club operates on the grounds of Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath, children can be collected from their classrooms/School line and brought to the Afterschool. Transportation is therefore not required. 

WILL ALWAYS ACTIVE CLUB BE RUN THROUGH IRISH?

Our aim is to provide a relaxed, fun environment for children. There is no requirement for children to only use Irish.

WHAT IS THE SUPERVISION RATIO WITHIN THE AFTERSCHOOL?

At Always Active Club, we are running a service for school-aged children 4-15 years old and regulations require a supervision level 1 Aftercare Assistant to every 12 children for this category of childcare.

WHAT BODIES ARE YOU REGISTERED WITH?

Always Active Club is registered with Early Childhood Ireland. June O'Byrne Prior is also a member of The Teaching Council of Ireland. We are currently in the process of registering with Tusla.

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