Junior Club
age 7 - 11

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Who can come to Junior Club?

Junior Club is open to all young people age 7-11. All we need is for anyone who wishes to attend to complete a membership form to become a member.

If there is anything you think we should know about the young person before they attend CYZ, we ask that you get in touch with us directly to discuss this.

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When can I come to CYZ?

As soon as you have signed up for a membership, you can come to Junior Club!

We have Junior Sessions on Monday and Thursday nights, 17.30-20.30 and also Saturday afternoons, 13.30-15.30. You don't need to book these sessions - just turn up and sign in at reception.

During term time, we also run our popular Wednesday Night Projects, and during the school holidays, we run our popular holiday club. These sessions do require booking. As a member, you have access to our online booking system - this is the easiest way to book these sessions.

Members age 7 are only able to stay for a maximum of two hours. For more information, please click here.

What are the drop off / pick up arrangements?

At the beginning and end of session, the car park over the road and around the corner can be used by parents / carers dropping off or collecting members. Please refrain from stopping on the yellow lines outside, as it makes it extremely dangerous, particularly for our members and their younger siblings when crossing the road.

We also advise parents / carers to come into reception with members, rather than dropping them off at the gate. This means if there are any issues they can be sorted promptly.

At the end of club, it is important to note that we can’t let Juniors leave to meet their pick up around the corner, over the road, beside the gate, along the street etc unless we have written consent. If parents / carers wish for their member to leave unaccompanied, we either need a completed 'Consent to Leave' form, or consent needs to have been given when initially completing the membership form.

Do I Get a Membership Card?

All of our members are issued with a membership card. You will usually receive it during your first visit.

When you arrive for your first visit, just let the receptionist know you have signed up online and it is your first visit. We will be able to find your membership using your name.

Once you have your card, we ask that you try to bring it to each session you attend. It helps us identify you, and speeds up signing in at the start of club for everyone.

Many members like to wear their card on a lanyard to keep it close to hand. We offer a selection of coloured lanyards, and we can punch a slot in your card to attach it to a lanyard. Some members decide to get their own lanyard from somewhere like eBay with a pattern on it. Click Here for more information.

What should I bring with me?

Generally, all equipment / resources needed at CYZ are provided by us. You might want to bring a coat or jumper, as we do have outdoor areas.

We are always happy for members to use our landline at reception to contact home, so mobile phones aren’t essential. Parents can reach us on 01228 516 280.

We do have a cafe where food, drinks and snacks can be purchased. Generally, around £2 should be more than enough for this. Please try and avoid bringing notes – they are more easily lost, and as we mainly deal with small amounts of money, we can struggle to change notes.

Please Note: We are unable to accept liability for possessions brought to CYZ, so we advise that nothing valuable is brought in – all possessions remain the responsibility of the member at all times.

Can Parents / Carers Stay?

Young people are encouraged to be independent in these sessions and therefore we ask that parents see their young person in at reception and then leave CYZ, returning to pick them up at the end of session. We do not have a parents waiting area.

If you needs additional support, it may be that Inclusion Club would be a good starting point at CYZ. It is a quieter environment and parents / carers are able to stay to support you, whether that is by giving 1:1 care, or just sitting in the cafe to be on hand.

Occasionally we can make exceptions where a member attending a mainstream club requires 1:1 care, but this would have to be organised in advance and on an individual basis – Please contact us on 01228 516 280 or email for more information.

I've still got a question

If you still have a question, please feel free to contact us and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help. You can reach us using the below details.