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Somerville aims to:
- Provide a happy, safe, warm and stimulating environment for all children to play, learn and develop freely.
- Help children and young people to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions and to become competent, confident, independent and cooperative individuals.
- Deliver a variety of high quality, stimulating and challenging informal educational activities to young people, steering them away from crime and antisocial behaviour
- Giving them an opportunity to learn new skills, build friendships, overcome barriers and experience new environments.
- Encourage children and young people to have a positive attitude and respect for both themselves and other people.
- Promote a positive relationship with parents/carers and work in partnership with them to ensure we can provide a high quality youth provision, play and care for their children.
- Offer inclusive services that are accessible to all children, young people and families in the community.
- Undergo regular monitoring and evaluation of our services to ensure that the activities/services continues to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.
Somerville is committed to meeting the needs of parents and carers by:
- Listening and responding to their views and concerns.
- Keeping them informed of our policies and procedures, including opening times, fees and charges, and programmes of activities.
- Sharing and discussing their child’s achievements, experiences, progress and friendships, along with any difficulties that may arise.
Somerville is committed to providing:
- Activities that put the needs and safety of children and young people first.
- A programme of activities that is interesting, educational, stimulating and fun.
- Activities that promote each child’s social, physical, moral and intellectual development.
- Access to a variety of facilities and equipment under safe and supervised conditions.
- A staff team that is experienced, well trained and properly supported.
- Services that meet the conditions of the Children’s Act 2004 and all other relevant legislation, wherever they apply.
- An environment where no child or young person is bullied or suffers discrimination in any form.