In October 2019 we expanded our holiday clubs and opened a second Holiday Club at Danestone Community Centre. This was so much and we can't wait to expand our clubs to more new and exciting places!
In 2020 we were greatly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and were no longer able to run our holiday clubs or attend any events or parties. From April - August 2020 we ran an emergency childcare hub for the children of keyworkers; in partnership with Aberdeen City Council. We were able to reopen our Out of School Club in August 2020. In October 2020 lockdown measures began to settle and we were then able to open our Holiday Club for the October holidays at both Kingswells and Danestone. It was a strange and new way of running holiday clubs due to all the extra precautions we had to take, but the children still had a great time. We also ran our holiday club during the November in-service days.
We launched our first ever workshops at the end of 2020 - Halloween workshops and Festive Christmas workshops. These are 2 hour sessions where children can take part in crafts as well as a mini disco. We ran these with a limited number of children but they were a huge success. We can't wait to do more workshops in the future!
During lockdown we also launched our Virtual Parties on Zoom. These were a great opportunity for everyone to get together with their friends online and party from their own homes. Our creative team were able to cater to any theme online from Harry Potter to Watermelon theme!
During December we were missing our regular Christmas events that our elves and Santa would attend. To make up for it we decided to do doorstep visits with Santa and his elf all across the city. These were amazing and brought so much joy to the families.
santa visits 2020
Unfortunately another nationwide lockdown began at the end of December 2020 and continued on until March 2021. During this time we launched our Friday Fun Nights on Zoom for children to attend for free. These are themed nights where we do an activity, play games and have an awesome disco! We wanted to give children something to look forward to each week, to create a sense of community amongst our Kidsizers and most importantly to have some fun!
Altens holiday club 2021
After the lockdown of March 2021 we managed to return to a bit more normality with our regular out of school clubs and holidays running and the return of in person birthday parties. In the Summer of 2021 we launched holiday clubs at a new location - Altens Community Centre. These were super busy and popular that we continued with various holiday clubs and workshops at Altens for the rest of the year and into the beginning of 2022.
In 2022 we celebrated 5 years of Kidsize! We had 2 awesome Birthday Bash parties - one at Kingswells and one at Altens. We can't wait to see what new adventures the future brings!
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