NEW BUDDY? – BOOK YOUR FREE TASTER SESSION

This page only applies to families who have never visited Village End before. We have been providing childcare in Ascot for a little less than 10 years, running a successful after school club with a local transfer service. This year we opened a new Pre School and Mini Camp. Our Mini Camp is open throughout the school holidays and offers children aged between 2 & 7 years lots of different themed fantasy roleplay experiences.

Each day we offer a new theme and spend the mornings making props for the fantasy roleplay experience in the afternoon. We also offer arts and crafts activities as well as free play for children who wish to do their own thing. Our ‘FREE’ Buddy Green Pass promotion offers new Buddies the opportunity to visit Village End for ‘FREE’ anytime between 8am – 6pm.

Only 1 of the 5 ‘FREE’ passes can be used, per child, during February half-term, meals are also ‘FREE’ throughout the day. Should you wish for your child/ren to attend for more than 1 day, we are offering a special ‘BOOK 1 HOUR GET THE NEXT HOUR FREE deal. Any children who attend for a full day, and pay from 8am – 6pm will be offered a ‘FREE’ Buddy polo shirt, the same colour as the Village End staff with a Buddy Logo, plus a Buddy Membership Badge, and all the future Buddy privileges that come with it.

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'FREE' BUDDY MEMBERSHIP BADGE

 

Our hourly childcare fee is £6, therefore if you book from 8am – 6pm (10 hours) you will not be charged for 5 hours, a saving of £30. Breakfast is £1, lunch £1.50, dinner £2.50 and we offer morning and afternoon snacks for 50p each, total daily meal cost is £6. We also offer a convenient transfer service between home and Village End for £6 each way.

Breakfast is served between 8am – 9am, lunch at 12pm and dinner as usual at 5pm. If your booking includes meals, please book from 8am for breakfast, from 11am for lunch and from 4pm for dinner. The same applies when leaving, 1pm if staying for lunch and 6pm for dinner.

Village End has always offered Free Play as we believe children should be able to participate in the activities of their choosing. We will also have a cosy corner where children can read a book, play with friends or have a nap. Although our Mini Camp is activity based, we appreciate that some children just like to make up their own games or just relax and play with a friend.

Below are the themes we will be introducing each day. We are still planning and consulting with Buddy members so some may change or be tweaked a little. And as always, Roleplay can be taken in any direction, as it is driving by children and supported by staff.

A Child Record Form must be completed before you leave your child, you can either print one off online or complete one at the door. Invoices will be sent after Mini Camp has finished which makes it easy for you to add days/hours as you go. You can let us know on which days you would like your child to attend by completing the online booking form below.

 

 


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Mini Camp Monday 13th February
Fantasy Roleplay Experience - Flying High

The day’s activities will include kite making, assembling toy aeroplanes from kits and a real helium balloon race over Berkshire. Later in the afternoon we will be creating a full size fantasy aeroplane with a cockpit, first class, business class and economy seating. Buddies will be able to choose whether they would like to be pilots, cabin crew or passengers. Dinner will be served on board by Buddies. Check-in is at 4pm and we will be taking off at 4.15pm. The flight will last around 1 hour and the weather is looking choppy, so we are expecting some turbulence! (Don't forget to bring your flight bag).

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Mini Camp Tuesday 14th February
Fantasy Roleplay Experience – Valentine’s Day

The day’s activities will include creating Valentine cards, balloon modelling and lots of fun games including a game called ‘who’s my valentine’. Later in the afternoon we will be creating a fantasy cinema experience where Buddies will be able to enjoy a 3 course meal whilst watching a movie. Popcorn and soda will be available and for desert, a Buddy usher will be walking up and down serving ice cream cones.

 
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Mini Camp Wednesday 15th February
Fantasy Roleplay Experience - The Wild West

The day’s activities will include making Indian headdresses using feathers and face paint, bows and arrows, carving and painting a canoe using cardboard boxes. Later in the afternoon Buddies will learn how to lasso a cow, then go down to Nugget Creek to pan for gold. Dinner will include a rack of ribs and corn on the cob. Buddies will experience the Wild West and can either eat their food in jail with their hands or in the saloon bar next door, Buddies choice!

 
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Mini Camp Thursday 16th February
Fantasy Roleplay Experience - Ultimate Survival

The day’s activities will include learning to tie knots, building traps and making camp fires. Later in the afternoon, we will be learning to navigate around the hall using GPS tracking devices and playing a search and rescue game. Finally, we will build a massive survival shelter where Buddies can sleep out in the wilderness and eat dinner around the camp fire underneath the stars. (Don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag).

 
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Mini Camp Friday 17th February
Fantasy Roleplay Experience - ‘Buddies’ Restaurant

The day’s activities will include baking cakes and cookies, dressing and cooking pizzas. Later in the afternoon we’ll be opening a new Diner called ‘Buddies’. The diner will be run by Buddies who can choose to be Chefs, Waiters or Waitresses. The tables will be laid out in a circle formation around the dance floor where Buddies will be given the opportunities to show off their dance moves. (Musical instruments are welcome).

 
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