Where did it all start?
Back in 1992, Hope Valley After School Care Group was the inspiration of Margaret White, the school secretary at Castleton Primary. She enlisted the support and co-operation of the Peak Park Trust, the Education Authority, the school and the local population. She saw the need for after school care in the local community.
Once the Castleton scheme was established the committee began to develop ideas for a larger scheme in Hathersage. The aim was to offer after school care and care during school holidays to families right across the Valley. It was acknowledged that Castleton was geographically inaccessible to a large proportion of the community.
In autumn 1993, Hope Valley After School Care Group had drawn up a business plan, registered as a charity and began to search for a base in Hathersage. The group were unable to find suitable accommodation amongst existing community buildings. It was then agreed that a portable building could be placed in the grounds of Hathersage C of E School. There was only a limited budget available for the purchase of the building and it took a lot of hard work from the Committee, the staff and local people. This hard work was not only to raise funds to purchase the building and equipment, but also to turn a site canteen into a childcare centre. The doors were opened for business in April 1995!
And what now?
Peak Time Kids Club has continued to provide excellent childcare throughout the years; we can only continue to keep up the same standard if parents/ carers consider assisting on the Management Committee. Our aim is to have fun while participating in providing a safe stimulating environment for our children. Whilst we appreciate that not everyone can give the time and commitment to become a committee member, we do welcome all parents/carers who wish to become involved. If you have any skills or ideas that would benefit the club do come forward. We really do need your support to keep the club going.
How can you find out more?
Speak to any member of staff or the committee.
Come to our Annual General Meeting which is in November.
Contact us here