Terms and conditions

HOLIDAY ACADEMY Terms and Conditions – June 2014

The information below explains what Holiday Academy will do for you and what you as the Parent/Guardian have to do when you book your child with Holiday Academy day-camp. All information is available in the Policies and Procedures file at the reception desk and on request.

  1. Ensure that the day-camp is open between the hours of 8.30am-6pm on the days/weeks advertised
  2. Make available suitable premises and qualified staff at the day-camp
  3. If classes have to be cancelled as a result of an “Act of God” (e.g. disruption resulting from extreme weather conditions, earthquakes, etc), strikes, terrorist activity, or where local authorities/public guidance advise that classes should be temporarily suspended for health or other reasons, then no refunds or credits will be given
  4. Ensure that all your data is data protected
  5. We are not specialist operators for all children with additional needs but we always consider each application.
  6. All children have their ‘off-moments’ and these will be handled in a non-judgmental way. A strategy will be suggested and discussed with the parent/carer and Holiday Academy will make every effort to turn the situation around. If a child/ren’s behaviour, however, is incompatible with the Holiday Academy programme for whatever reason and/or becomes, for example, consistently disruptive affecting the enjoyment of Holiday Academy for others, or a danger to the child itself/other children/members of staff then an unacceptable behaviour warning will be issued. This will be at the discretion of the Holiday Academy Owner or Manager. The parent or carer will be contacted immediately and the possibility of temporary exclusion or full exclusion from Holiday Academy will be discussed
  7. Reserve the right to exclude a child from Holiday Academy either prior to the Holiday Academy programme, permanently, or for a period of time if the behaviour of the Pupil or Parent/carer is found in our reasonable opinion, disruptive, dangerous or incompatible (whether as a result of any illness, additional needs, social behavioural problem(s) or otherwise)
  8. The standard of behaviour which is to be regarded as unacceptable at Holiday Academy shall be determined by Holiday Academy
  9. Our decision to decline the booking or exclude a child shall not be open to legal challenge and any payment or travel cost to this end will not be claimed back from Holiday Academy
  10. Reserve the right to reclaim any costs incurred for any damage caused by your children to any Holiday Academy property or venue

You as parent/guardian shall:

  1. When you or someone on your behalf books by phone/email/online/face to face and/or pays Holiday Academy you have accepted these terms and conditions, policies and procedures, and any variations must be agreed in writing. Responsibility for the details of the booking and for payments lies with the person making the initial booking(s)
  2. Pay the fees when you book in advance of your child/ren’s attendance, unless agreed by the manager/owner. Your place will not be guaranteed without full payment and a surcharge may be added for late payment, last minute changes to bookings, or late pick-ups.
  3. Answer fully and frankly all questions set out in application/booking form and update any changes immediately in writing.
  4. Advise at the time of booking, fully in writing, of your child/ren’s name, contact details, and – so that we are able to be as informed as possible – any requirements, needs, or personal circumstances that you reasonably consider may affect your child/ren during the Holiday Academy programme including special dietary requirements, illness, disabilities, any social behavioural problems (for example, ADHD or any equivalent or similar or any other need that may cause the child/ren to be incompatible with the general enjoyment of other children and staff) or that a child/ren currently has/have or has recently experienced any other personal and/or sensitive information. Any information you can give us is extremely helpful. Please ask for our policies and procedures ruth@holidayacademy.co.uk
  5. Inform us if your child/ren is/are not able to take part fully and independently in the activities we offer, and understand that we do not operate a 1:1 child to staff ratio. We take the children on foot to the parks nearby and on outings including boat trips on the canal. Please consider when you book if this environment will meet the needs of your child/ren, and let us know immediately by email if we can put a strategy in place or indeed if you do not give permission for outings for your child/ren
  6. Please make sure your child/ren come(s) to Holiday Academy with outer-ware, clothes and shoes (for example, leggings and normal trainers (not croc-style shoes/sandals/heels)) appropriate for the weather/sport/all activities or as advised in parent welcome email
  7. To supply your child with their own sunscreen in Summer, and for you to apply it at drop off please. You must inform us by email if you do not wish your child/ren to have sunscreen applied or is allergic to certain brands.
  8. Give us two or three emergency numbers which are fully contactable by telephone
  9. Inform us if you do not want emergency medical treatment for your child/ren
  10. Be ultimately responsible for the welfare of your child/ren at drop off and collection times throughout the Holiday Academy programme, and advise Holiday Academy in advance by email or in person when collection of the pupil is by different carer than the one stated on the attendance register
  11. Inform Holiday Academy Manager and Owner if there is someone who may try and pick up your child/ren that you strongly do not give permission for
  12. Ensure that if they would like the child/ren to arrive and depart unaccompanied they will sign a form to take full responsibility for any eventuality to/from the entrance of the venue
  13. Ensure your child/ren is/are toilet trained, and bring necessary spare clothes
  14. Inform Holiday Academy in writing of any food or medicine or activity to which the child/ren is/are allergic and ensure this information is updated immediately if it changes
  15. Agree not to put any kind of nuts or seeds, nut/seed products or any product not guaranteed nut-free in the snacks and pack lunches
  16. Notify us immediately if your child/ren has/have been diagnosed with a contagious infection, is convalescing, or has head lice
  17. Pick up your child/ren soon after we telephone you if the child/ren become(s) unwell at Holiday Academy
  18. Agree that your child/ren’s phones and devices must be stored at your own risk in our reception area as anything which can take a photograph is not permitted into the venue
  19. Agree that all your child/ren’s personal property is your own responsibility (including music instruments and sports gear), unless loss or damage is proven to be due to Holiday Academy’s negligence. If anything is missing when your children leave Holiday Academy please let us know about it right away as there may still be time to find it before we close down at the end of the holiday. We cannot guarantee the return of lost property. Expensive and treasured items such as jewellery, money, designer gear and electronic devices are best left safely at home.
  20. Read, understand and agree the Welcome email for Parents, and the Parent Hand-book for Holiday Academy before the holiday
  21. Agree not to copy or use the content of the Holiday Academy programme or any aspect of Holiday Academy directly or indirectly
  22. Agree not to manage, operate or assist in the organization of any business which competes with Holiday Academy while the child is attending Holiday Academy and for a period of two years afterwards

Fees

  • Once your place is confirmed, we will not let it be used by anyone else and will make sure we have the correct staff ratio and equipment. On that basis we have to make sure you understand the fees are payable even if you or your child/ren are sick, or away at the Holiday Academy manager or owner’s discretion
  • All details of discounts are displayed on the website
  • Credits and refunds will be given at Holiday Academy manager or owner’s discretion otherwise the fee is non-refundable under any circumstances whatsoever except with the prior agreement of Holiday Academy, unless the child/ren has attended the first class of their programme and given notice that they will not be continuing to attend Holiday Academy within 24 hours of attending the first class, in which case the course fees will be refunded by cheque in full if Holiday Academy has been informed before 9am on the next day, unless the pupil has received a warning for unacceptable behaviour
  • In the event of cancellation prior to the commencement of the holiday, Holiday Academy will refund any fees for outstanding classes minus £40 administration fee

Additional Costs

  • If you pay after your child/ren has/have been to Holiday Academy, we will charge an additional admin charge of £10, and then 10% per month for ongoing outstanding payments.
  • The booking is operated on a flexible basis to suit but any alteration in times to those on the website will incur a cost of £7.50 per day and whilst we offer flexibility over date and time changes we cannot always guarantee a space on an alternative date/time.
  • Any bank charges incurred by Holiday Academy due to returned cheques/transfers or cards will be charged to the parent/guardian
  • There is an extra charge of £5 for booking your child/ren’s place on Sundays

Extra days

  • Days extra to the original booking can be arranged if there are places available, and will be charged at the same regular daily/half daily rate (see below). These must be paid by paypal, bank transfer, cash or cheque, on or before the day required, to the manager/owner, or the additional admin charge of £10 for late payment will be applied.

Fee increase

  • Fees will be reviewed each year and any changes will come into effect on 2nd January each year. Holiday Academy reserves the right to review and increase the fees at other times in exceptional circumstances and on two months notice to all parents/guardians.

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