was formed in 2004 when Manchester House purchased an existing small after school programme . Manchester House held a
concern that there were children in the community returning home
from school and having no supervision due to parents having to work and
not many choices for these families.
We hired the St Mark's Sunday School that was previously used as a Christian Kindergarten.
about eight children and only a few outdoor balls, some colouring in
resources and a television, we set off with a vision of community
enrichment and growth.
We received our CYPS audit pass
and applied for OSCAR subsidy so we could offer our parents reduced
rates. This was granted giving access to our service to more of our community.
Since then ASAP has grown to a roll of around 70
children in the afternoon and up to 30 in the morning. Our Holiday
programme can accomodate up to 45 children. ASAP
staff love their jobs. We all have practical "hands on"
experience and treat the children in our care as family. Most of us
have had years of experience in different child related fields of
employment and volunteering. We also have a number of young staff
members eager to learn and enter the childcare profession.