Do you follow a specific COVID-19 Procedure?

Yes! of course, we do!

We have been authorized by the local authorities to resume our newly named activities “Kidsplay chronicles”, which consist of fun and practical activities for children from 6 months to 6 years old. For reasons of hygiene and compliance with the established protocol, we cannot accept children under three years of age. It is essential that we, as a structure welcoming children, explicitly adhere to the protocol established by the government.

In the same way, it must be understood and imperatively applied by our entire community.

Parents/guardians must understand and accept that only compliance with the established rules will allow the Umalas Kids Club to remain open and carry out these activities. 

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Appointment of a dedicated coordinator for the UKC Covid-19 prevention team, supervising and evaluating the proper implementation of the protocol.
  • Make sure every person entering on the UKC premises is healthy.
  • All UKC members are also subject to a rigorous protocol, and to specific duties and actions on our premises.
  • The UKC ensures that its team is 100% healthy, and able to perform their functions safely and efficiently.
  • Installation of a specific hand basin outside the UKC, with a provision of soap and hand sanitizer.
  • Installation of several hand sanitizer distributors within our establishment, in various strategic locations.
  • During their school assignments, each UKC members are required to wear a face mask, latex gloves and a face shield. It is also required to minimize interactions and to respect safe distance measures at all times.
  • The UKC ensures that children are never more than 5 at the same time, for all activities, outdoor and/or indoor.
  • Teach students to wash their hands properly with soap and water, how to use alcohol-based hand cleaners (hand sanitizer), implement healthy hygiene behaviours (PHBS), maintain a minimum distance of 1 (one meter) and apply appropriate ethics of coughing and sneezing. The UKC staff will also instruct and make sure that child(ren) avoid direct physical contact (shaking hands, kissing hands, hugging, etc.)
  • The UKC makes every effort to clean all materials used thoroughly, classrooms, toys or anything else that children or staff come into contact with, every day.
  • Parents/guardians/children with fever and/or symptoms of illness will be asked to isolate themselves in their homes, and to ensure that they have few contacts with others.
  • It is our duty to send home children or UKC staff who may appear sick and/or develop fever or any other symptom of illness. There will be strictly no negotiation of any kind.
  • If the UKC notes a large number of absences due to respiratory disease, we are obliged to report it to the Foundation for follow-up in coordination with the local health office.
  • The UKC makes every effort to ensure that the entire establishment is cleaned and disinfected daily. In no case can the UKC be held responsible if a child(ren) becomes ill during his/her stay in our establishment.

PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You must book your child(ren) space at least 24h in advance (Staggered arrival and departure times.)
  • Imperatively follow the protocol The government has set it. Any violation of this protocol will lead to a cessation of your attendance at the UKC. Your child(ren) will not be accepted anymore.
  • Parents/guardians must ensure that their children are fully healthy before taking them to our establishment. If a child (ren) has a fever or any other symptom of illness, they should not report to the UKC. In case of a temperature higher than 37.5 °C, child(ren) must stay at home for at least 24 hours until the fever subsides.
  • If the child (ren) have flu, cold, fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, lethargy, shortness of breath or any other symptom, they should not show up at the Umalas Kids Club.
  • All family members/guardians/child(ren) must wear a face mask at all times when they come to the Umalas Kids Club.
  • Parents/guardians are not allowed to enter the Umalas Kids Club except in an emergency
  • Parents must provide face shields or masks for their children.
  • Even if the UKC ensures that this does not happen, please explain to your children that they should not share food or drink (including cutlery) or wind instruments which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.
  • Throughout the duration of the protocol, for hygienic reasons, the UKC is not authorized to provide snacks. Parents/guardians can provide it if they think their children need it, in a box labelled at their child(ren)’s name.
  • All of your child’s belongings (bag, food box, clothes, hat, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, etc.) must be marked with your child’s name.
  • Families travelling to countries and/or regions with high local transmissions of Covid-19, and who present symptoms (fever, respiratory symptoms, cough, cold, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc.) are asked not to drop off or pick up kids at the UKC, and to avoid being near the Umalas Kids Club.
  • If you or your child (ren) cannot enter UKC, please immediately carry out a health check at the nearest health facility.
  • For families returning from travel, you will need to complete a travel declaration form and provide specific information before you can join our programs. A medical certificate is required before the child can be authorized to follow our programs.
  • You must comply with government policies regarding quarantine and COVID19 swab or rapid tests.

Drop off procedure (see information sheet attached):

A strict protocol must be followed upon arrival, consisting of fever tests, hand washing, hand sanitizer and a specific path to follow to drop off your child (ren). Any child with a fever above 37.5 °C will be refused entry to the Umalas Kids Club and must not attend for at least 24 hours until the temperature has subsided.

  • Parents/guardians/child(ren) must not gather and respect a distance of 1M (one meter) between them.
  • Your child will be picked up at the front door by a member of the Umalas Kids Club once the protocol has been fully completed.
  • Your child(ren) will have their shoes/sandals/bags sprayed with Dettol before entering the school.

Daily operations:

Your child (ren) will carry out and attend activities in groups of a maximum of 5 children, during indoor and outdoor activities. Even if we may welcome more children, they will never be more than five at the same time during operations. We alternate indoor and outdoor activities to avoid contact as much as possible.

  • Your child (ren) must wear a face mask for the entire duration of their presence at the Umalas Kids Club. If he/she cannot keep to it, he/she will be sent home. Be sure to discuss this with your child(ren), and have them understand the importance and purpose of wearing a mask at all times when in contact with other people.
  • The maximum time allowed at the Umalas Kids Club is 3 hours, either morning or afternoon.
  • Your child(ren) will have to wash their hands regularly during their stay at school (at least once every hour)

Pick-up procedure:

When picking up your child (ren), you will have to wait at the security post, in front of the parking door. You do not have to go through the morning procedure again, but you will be tested for fever.

  • When your child (ren) leave the UKC, they will follow a different route than the morning. A member of staff will escort them to the parking door.
  • Your child will be ready to go home with hands, shoes, and bag adequately washed.

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What do school fees include?

School fees are made up of several distinct elements:

The registration fee:

It applies to all students who register at the UKC. They are payable once per student at the time of registration. These are compulsory to register your child (ren) within our structure officially.

The tuition fees:

It corresponds to the price of our educational programs and instruction services. Its cost depends on the class in which your children will study, and also on your children’s school attendance.

The Levies:

The capital levy: It allows the school to make various investments related to infrastructures, such as renovations, extensions and new buildings, as well as for the purchase of large equipment necessary for the proper functioning of the school.

The materials and resource Levy: It allows the school to make various investments in classroom teaching and learning resources, sports equipment, library resources and technology (iPads, applications, computers, educational software, etc.)


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What are the enrollment options at the Umalas Kids Club?

We have several options available:

  • Year-round
  • Per semester (6 months)
  • Per term (3 months)
  • Short-term enrollment (1 month)
  • Registration as a drop-in

Annual, semi-annual or termly registrations entitles you to all discounts, if applicable.

Enrolments of short duration, or in the form of drop-ins, do not give a right to a discount.


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Is the school open?

According to the Government, only schools located in a Covid-19 green zone are allowed to open. The Umalas Kids Club, which operates in Badung, is currently located in an orange zone considered to be of a “moderate risk”, therefore not allowing reopening according to our usual model.

Bali, as a whole, does NOT currently have any green zone.

Fortunately, the Umalas Kids Club had anticipated this decision from Government not to reopen for several months already.

We own a separate license, not linked to our school licenses and which allows us to carry out daycare activities.

Yet, these activities must follow strict health protocols established by the Government, and for which we have no other choice but to comply (wearing a mask, social distancing, small groups on-site, limited attendance, etc.)

This whole new program is called the Kidsplay Chronicles.

More info HERE.


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What are the opening hours?

We are open Monday to Friday:

  • Morning program (9.00 Am-12 Pm)
  • Afternoon program (1 Pm – 3 Pm)
  • Full-day program (9.00 Am – 3 Pm)

Our centre provides educational programs from 9 Am to 12 Pm and extended activities until 3 Pm.

Additional babysitting/daycare is available from 3 Pm to 5 Pm.


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Is the Umalas Kids Club an approved school?

We are proud to have legitimate and full certifications issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, certifying that we are an official school, following an international curriculum, and that we are properly recognised and identified.

It demonstrates the seriousness of our institution, our competence, our legitimacy, but also means that we are registered with the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, and fully licensed to run all our programs.

Our licenses and accreditations:

  1. PAUD – Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini – Early Childhood Education and Development.
  2. Taman Penitipan Anak (TPA) – Daycare.
  3. Kelompok Bermain (KB) – Early learning playgroups.
  4. Taman Kanak kanak (TK) – Kindergarten.

Our NPSN (Nomor Pokok Sekolah Nasional) school number: 69995783


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What is the educational philosophy of the school?

We believe that the child(ren) learn best through play. Playful learning involves purposeful, facilitated, guided or free play activities.  We use a play-based program that meets the requirements of the English National Curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage) and the Key stages, which supports all the aspects of learning and development in early childhood, from birth to the age of five years old and up. It encourages their innate curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them and also helps them discover that learning is exciting and fun! It is of crucial importance and will make your child(ren) passionate learners for the rest of their lives.

The EYFS is based on four principles:

  • A Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

Following these essential principles, we decided to organise our structure into three different activities at the Umalas Kids Club, all educational, and related to the EYFS program:

  • Early learning playgroups (6 months to 3 Years old)
  • Preschool (3 Years old to 6 Years old)
  • Daycare (all ages)

Through thoughtful planning and the use of specific strategies to enhance children’s play experiences, we integrate learning goals and objectives for the group and individuals through multiple intelligences and multi-sensory activities. It involves a range of learning activities and approaches – but the child’s right to learn through play is at the heart of the program.

This type of learning helps young children learn and develop their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills by doing and talking, which research has shown to be how young children learn to think. This is also how they learn to socialise while engaging in learning experiences with other children and adults.

With our Curriculum, we have seven areas of learning and development identified for children. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. The secondary areas will be developed and will strengthen the three primes areas at the same time.

  1. Prime areas
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  1. Secondary areas
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

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What is the Teacher/Student Ratio?

According to the EYFS last requirements (EYFS Statutory Framework – March 3, 2017), we have to make specific staffing arrangements that must meet the needs of all children and ensure their safety. Their safety and well-being are at the heart of our procedures.

In particular, we make sure that children are properly supervised, and always within sight and hearing of our staff.

Also, to maximise learning time, its quality and relevance, we respect specific ratios depending on classroom superficies and age group:

EYFS AGE GROUP

RATIO

STAFF/STUDENT

(EYFS REQUIREMENT)

UKC

STAFF/STUDENT

RATIOS

UNDER ONE

1:3

1:2 – 1:3

ONE

1:3

1:3

TWO 1:4

1:4

THREE TO FIVE

1:13

1:7 – 1:8

FIVE AND UP 1:30

1:8


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What programs are available at the Umalas Kids Club?

Our structure is divided into three different activities, all educational, and all linked to the British National Curriculum – Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

We offer year-round, for children aged six months to 6 years:

  • A daycare (all ages)
  • Early learning playgroups (6 months to 3 years)
  • A quality international Preschool (3 years to 6 years)

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How do you Group Children?

The class where your child(ren) will be assigned corresponds to his age group and to the various skills he must acquire at his specific age, as defined by the EYFS.

It is not possible to choose the class where your child will study. Any year started in one class ends in the same class. There is no change in class during the year.


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Do you offer extra-school activities?

Yes! We have activities ranging from cooking to dancing, music lessons, gardening and creative workshops. We do our best to renew these additional activities frequently (termly as much as possible) to keep children’s interest and engagement to their fullest.

All our activities are guided by professionals, whether carried out directly by the school or by service providers.

The activities are all additional and subject to space availability.

More information HERE


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We are only staying in Bali for a limited time. What are the options?

When spots are available, our centre may allocate the remaining space for visiting families on a drop-in basis, either:

  • Morning program (9.00 Am-12 Pm)
  • Afternoon program (1 Pm – 3 Pm)
  • Full-day program (9.00 Am – 3 Pm)

All prices include activities, materials and morning/afternoon snacks. Lunch is additional.

If you have any unused drop-in days at the end of a term, they will not be replaced or refunded. Drop-ins days must be used during the purchase term.

You can also choose to opt for a short term enrollment, lasting 4 weeks, renewable.

Contact us for more information HERE.


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We are not yet in Bali, or the school is already full – Is it possible to register on a waiting list?

Yes, you can make sure you have a place available even if you are not yet in Bali.

If you already are in Bali, it is also possible that at the time of application, there is no more space available.

In both cases, the child (ren) may be placed on a waiting list according to their age group.

Placement on a waiting list is possible if the school receives a written request, along with the registration forms completed, and the registration fees paid.

You will be notified as soon as a place is available. After confirmation from you, and at the time of effective registration, you will have to pay the difference between the registration fees already paid and the fees requested at the time of your official entry into the school. These fees may change from year to another.


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Do you offer a sibling discount?

Yes, we offer a sibling discount on tuition fees if you enrol more than one child at the same time

  • Second sibling – 5% discount
  • Third sibling – 10% discount

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What payment options does the Umalas Kids Club offer?

We have three payment options:

  • Termly payment – No discount
  • Semester payment – 2% discount on tuition fees
  • Annual payment – 5% discount on tuition fees

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Can I enrol my child in the middle of the term?

Yes, you can enrol your child at any time of the school year when a space is available.

No reduction on the registration fees will apply if you register your child at a time other than the start of the year.

For enrolments before the half-term, the totality of the school fees must be paid, in advance, before your child’s first day at school. Otherwise, your child will be refused entry to school.

For registrations after the half-term, a payment of 50% of the total school fees for the current term is to be made, in advance. The payment must be made before your child’s first day at school. Otherwise, your child will be refused entry to school.


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If I have two children, do I have to pay the registration fee for each of them?

The registration fee applies to all students who register at the Umalas Kids Club.

They are payable once per student at the time of registration. These are compulsory to register your child (ren) within our structure officially.

The enrolment form must go together with the registration fees paid in full, before admission to our centre can be considered.

However, if you register more than one child at the same time, you will benefit from a sibling discount from the second child.


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If my child is sick, can I get a refund or a make-up session?

As a school, we have children attending the centre 3, 4 and/or five days a week, and each day, teachers/students ratios are calculated to keep in line with the EYFS requirements.

Consequently, the UKC accept a maximum of three make-up days per term.

We grant make-up days in the event of lost days of school due to illness or family obligations (wedding, baptism, death of a loved one, etc.) if:

  • You notify the school in advance (minimum 48H)
  • You provide valid supporting evidence.

If you have already used the three (3) make-up days available for the current term, there will be no refund of any kind.


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Is there a penalty fee for late payment?

Every payment, either by term, by semester or yearly, must be paid in full and before it begins, according to our school calendar.
If payments aren’t made in due time, then a penalty fee applies, according to our school handbook.


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We paid for a specific period, but we have to leave sooner. What about the fees already paid?

All fees are non-refundable, non-adjustable and non-transferable.


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