COVID-19 Update

Sports 4 Tots Guidelines

Thank you for using Sports 4 Tots services, these guidelines have been designed to give parents, carers, teachers and all staff members important information about the classes that Sports 4 Tots run. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with all the information to ensure all children have an enjoyable and safe time and get the most out of their Sports 4 Tots classes.

Primary Schools, Day Nurseries and Pre Schools

  1. Please advise the teacher or coach prior to the lesson if a child has any health conditions. 
  1. Sports 4 Tots lessons can be really active so the children need to keep hydrated. Please ensure to supply a drink for your child.
  1. Please ensure all children are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.
  1. At times the coach may take pictures of children whose parents have signed a consent form.
  1. If any accidents happen during a lesson, the teacher will complete an accident form and treat the injury.
  1. Sports 4 Tots do not refund missed lessons due to school closure or extenuating circumstances such as extreme weather or venue complications.
  1. Please try to give your coach as much prior warning as possible should a lesson need to be cancelled.
  1. Sports 4 Tots reserve the right to exclude a child or parent / carer if their behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable. The standard of behaviour deemed to be unacceptable is determined by Sports 4 Tots. The length of time to be excluded is also determined by Sports 4 Tots.

After School Clubs

  1. Please advise the coach prior to the lesson if your child has any health conditions.
  1. Sports 4 Tots lessons can be really active so the children need to keep hydrated. Please ensure to supply a drink for your child.
  1. Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.
  1. At times the coach may take pictures of children whose parents have signed a consent form.
  1. If any accidents happen during a lesson, the coach will complete an accident form and treat the injury.
  1. Please ensure you arrive on time to collect your child, if you are running late please call the coach or the School immediately.
  1. As the parent it is your responsibility to ensure your child takes all his/her belongings after the lesson. We are not responsible for items which are left behind.
  1. Sports 4 Tots do not refund missed lessons due to sickness, holidays or extenuating circumstances such as extreme weather or venue complications.
  1. Sports 4 Tots reserve the right to exclude a child or parent / carer if their behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable. The standard of behaviour deemed to be unacceptable is determined by Sports 4 Tots. The length of time to be excluded is also determined by Sports 4 Tots.

Guidelines for Weekday / Weekend / Holiday Clubs / Parties

  1. Please advise the coach prior to the lesson if your child has any health conditions that they are not already aware of.
  1. Please remember that you are responsible for your child at all times throughout the lesson. We kindly ask you to stay on the premises for the duration of the class to ensure your child is in sight at all times. If you do need to leave the premises please advise the coach and another parent.
  1. Please make sure that all Sports 4 Tots lessons run to the correct timings. We would really appreciate if you could arrive 5 minutes prior to the class starting.
  1. Please keep siblings, buggies and any other obstructive items away from the area where the lesson is taking place.
  1. Sports 4 Tots lessons can be really active so the children need to keep hydrated. Please ensure to bring a drink for your child.
  1. Please keep noise to a minimum on the side-lines so the coach can be heard.
  1. We ask all parents and carers to refrain from using any photographic and video equipment. At times the coach may take pictures of children whose parents have signed a consent form.
  1. Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes not wearing dressing up outfits as they can be obstructive.
  1. Please ensure your child uses the toilet before the start of lesson.
  1. No jewellery is to be worn during lessons.
  1. Please look after your own personal belongings as Sports 4 Tots do not take responsibility for any lost property.
  1. Sports 4 Tots are happy for children and parents to use our equipment before the start of a lesson but please note the coach is not responsible for your child at this time.
  1. Please ensure the entire course fee is paid prior to the course commencing.
  1. Sports 4 Tots do not refund missed lessons due to sickness, holidays or extenuating circumstances such as extreme weather or venue complications.
  1. It is the parent / carer’s responsibility to hire a venue for parties and ensure access is available on the day. Sports 4 Tots do not take any responsibility for damage or loss of property during a party.
  1. Sports 4 Tots advise that food is served after a session and do not take any responsibility for food allergies.
  1. Sports 4 Tots reserve the right to exclude a child or parent / carer if their behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable. The standard of behaviour deemed to be unacceptable is determined by Sports 4 Tots. The length of time to be excluded is also determined by Sports 4 Tots.

Sports 4 Tots beliefs and ethos:

Please familiarise yourself with our beliefs, ethos and working practices to ensure you are working together with the coach to get the most from every lesson for all children.

  1. Everyone can play and is included irrespective of ability, gender, race, disability or beliefs.
  1. Sport is fun and should always be fun, that’s why children start to play.
  1. Competition is a part of sport and children must learn to win and lose. However, it should not be the overriding factor in why they take part. Fun and enjoyment are the most important elements to ensure they continue to participate.
  1. Mistakes are ok, they are part of learning. Children should not be afraid of failure or making mistakes and they should not be criticised for making them but encouraged to learn from them.
  1. Always be positive about a child’s efforts and never show negativity towards a child’s mistakes (even in a sarcastic or joking way as this can be misunderstood). Negativity can have a detrimental effect on confidence.
  1. Let them play. It’s there game and their time to play so please refrain from coaching and shouting from the side-lines during games as this can become confusing for a child, we believe that the children should discover and make mistakes for themselves.
  1. Our coaches are approachable at all times should you have any questions or concerns.
  1. The journey home from sports practice or matches has been highlighted as an important part of learning and development. Parents and carers should refrain from negativity and try to focus on the positives. Children should be encouraged to analyse their own performance and think about what they have done or achieved or what they might like to achieve next time.