The CASP organisation was the first to be awarded with a prestigious quality assured certificate at the highest level (level 3)
What is CASP all about?
Message from Russell Profitt, MBE (Chair of Trustees) Thank you for taking an interest in the work of Camberwell After School Project (CASP), and welcome to our world! Our aim is to provide a full range of excellent out of school experiences and activities for all children using our services. This we seek to achieve through employment of enthusiastic and well trained staff, and the use of high quality and safe accommodation which meets all required standards. All our staff and volunteers must comply with national standards and expectations. See our Ofsted Report 2017reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/107507
History of CASP
CASP first started operating from Crawford Primary School in Camberwell using the school’s disused dining hall as our first premises collecting children after school from three other local schools. After lobbying Councillors and our local Member of Parliament for a purpose built building we moved to a purpose built centre at 14 Badsworth Road in 1991. Through increased demands for our services we acquired the lease at the Jack Hobbs Centre in Maddock Way, Walworth. In 2003 and after substantial building works we opened in 2004 enabling us to offer our services to John Ruskin Primary School. We now collect children after school from 5 different schools and offer a breakfast and drop off at school service and school holiday play schemes. CASP is a registered charity and is accountable to a Board of Trustees. Our trustees consist of parents and professional people who attend monthly meetings to make decisions to move the organisation forward. CASP is registered with Ofsted and works in line with the Children Act 2004, it is regularly inspected to ensure that the organisation meets the required national standards. Our latest Ofsted inspections were on 24th March 2017 at Badsworth Road, we were award GOOD for the EYFS and on 30th October 2014 at the Jack Hobbs Centre we were awarded MET under the voluntary register. The standards relate to the organisation’s suitability as carers of children, the safety of premises and facilities, insurance and record keeping. In 2006 Carmen Lindsay was awarded an MBE for her work at CASP and for her service to children and families in the community. We opened our doors again for a new project, which we named the ‘Beanstalk Climbers’ which launched in 2016. Our early years childcare provision provides free early years learning for 2, 3 & 4 year olds in the community. On the 5th September 2017, CASP celebrated its 32nd anniversary!
Our mission at CASP is to deliver a coherent range of services, which meet the needs of local parents, particularly lone parents, who wish to work, study full-time, or are actively seeking full-time work. Our services are aimed at primary school children (4-11 year olds), and entails the provision of a safe and happy environment before and after school, safe travel to and from school and a full day service during school holidays. Our free child care service aimed at 2-4 year olds, this will entail the provision for 15 hours per week per child, where young children can learn, play, explore and develop. The overall mission is also to enable children to develop both socially and academically both by the provision of appropriate group play and through structured learning.
CASP Message Statement
Further Message from Russell Profitt, MBE (Chair of Trustees) Here at CASP we value the involvement of local parents and schools in our programme and work, and welcome their comments and involvement in every aspect of our work at all times. Should you be interested in using our services then please do get in touch with Carmen Lindsay MBE, our CEO and her team are here to help and ensure that our services and facilities meets the expectations of our parents and local schools. CASP is a registered charity which is managed in a 'business like' manner by a board of unpaid trustees of which I am the chair. Trustees meet on a regular basis to discuss staff reports on our activities, and to oversee our developments, and of course our finances! CASP has to 'balance its books' as we are also a 'not for profit' company. This we are currently able to do, through the 'fees' we charge to our parents, which meets some 90% of our staffing and rent costs. Additional income is gained through 'letting out' our premises, and through our many other fundraising efforts. This is a major challenge as we need to keep charges affordable for parents, and we are no longer annually funded by Southwark Council but still need to pay them rent for the buildings we use. Should you wish to learn more about our day to day operations, or offer us your support in any way for example, by making a donation or by becoming a trustee of CASP, then again please feel free to get in touch to discuss further. We very much welcome such involvement and can always do with any extra support to help us fulfil our aspirations of delivering the best possible services for local children and their families. Russell Profitt MBE Chair of Trustees
CASP Providing good quality child care services in a caring and SAFE environment in Southwark and Lambeth