What’s Going On

Good Luck Chris

Last month we said a big welcome back to Chris, this month unfortunately we are saying a goodbye and good luck to Chris as she is leaving Jozone after 12 years with us! She is going to be running a before and after school club at a school closer to her home.  To say we will miss her is a huge understatement! She will be   leaving a very big hole when she leaves. We wish you all the very best in your new job, and you have got to make sure you come and visit us when you can, you may be leaving Jozone but you will always be a part of the team.

Congratulation Katy

We just wanted to say a huge congratulations to Katy who has had her little boy, he was born on Saturday 21st October and weighed 6lb 12oz. He is called Harry Jake and is so adorable, it was lovely meeting him and having a cuddle. Both mother and baby are doing well and his big brother absolutely adores him.

Tax Free Childcare

Tax-free Childcare is available to around 2 million households to help with the cost of childcare, enabling more parents to go out to work, if they want to, to provide greater security for their families. You’ll be able to open an online account, which you can pay into to cover the cost of childcare with Jozone. You’ll be able to apply for all your children at the same time, when your youngest child becomes eligible.

All eligible parents will be able to join the scheme by the end of 2017. For every 80p you put in the government will top up an extra 20p, this is equivalent of the tax most people pay – 20%.

To check eligibility visit: www.childchoices.gov.uk


We just wanted to let you all know (or remind you if you already know) that we do have a Facebook page. We put information about any trips during the holidays or spaces we have for them plus we put pictures up of all the fun the children (and staff) have at both the holiday club and all our before and after school clubs, please check it out at https://www.facebook.com/jozone.kidsclub/timeline and like the page to get all the latest information.


If any of you have any old children’s clothes ages 3-5 yrs please feel free to donate them to us, thank you in advance.

Computer Games

We are also on the look out for any playstation or Wii games, if you have any that you wish to either donate to us or sell to us please speak to the club managers, the games will need to be rated 3+

Thank you in advance


We have the use of 2 card machines, one will be kept at St Thomas More and one is at Chadsmead. There is a charge of £1 for credit cards and 50p for debit cards for payments under £20 as it costs us to run the machines.

If you would like to make a payment using the visa machine and are based at Gentleshaw or St Josephs please let a member of staff know who will get in contact with Katy at St Thomas More who will put the payment through.

Made a Difference (MAD) Reward Scheme

At Jozone we are starting a reward scheme for the staff to recognise the hard work we all put into the club, children staff parents and visitors can nominate staff members for the reward. If you feel a member of staff is worthy of the reward for something they have done then please feel free to write the name and reason for the nomination on a slip of paper and put it in the nominations box. You can find a nominations form on a Forms page!

Items Wanted

Do you have any unwanted items that you feel that we could benefit from at our settings?

If your child has out grown any toys or  games that you think our children would enjoy playing with then please drop them off to one of our clubs.

We really appreciate any donated items.

At the moment we are looking for any:

  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Wii, Playstation and X-Box Games
  • Construction
  • Older Children’s Toys
  • Old clothes, handbags, things for our home corner