Family membership is open to all including carers and foster families and is aimed at those who use the Big Red Bus Club.
There is no cost to becoming a member of the Big Red Bus Club, as we develop we will open for members days and events. This is for all those who want to shape the Big Red Bus Club and so we ask that you attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM)>>.
Each family membership will have one vote at the Annual General Meeting ( next one 1pm Thursday 21 September 2017).
A register of membership will be kept in the office in compliance with the organisations data protection policy.
Forms can be picked up at the club or downloaded here and returned to the office, click here>>
Associate membership will be open to business users of the Big Red Bus Club Charlton Limited that are not ‘family’ members of the children that are users of the service/ paid childcare services. Please note local business' that wish to use the Big Red Bus Club will be required to register as associated members.
Membership requirements are
- A registration charge of £25 per calendar year
- Proof of valid Ofstead registration to be held on a register within the office in compliance of the data protection act.
- A charge of £2 per child per session to use the facilities.
Associated memberships does not include AGM voting rights.
Forms can be picked up at the center or downloaded here and returned to the office with the annual registration fee, click here>>
Families are welcome to use the core service Mon – Friday term-time only free of charge and without restriction and without membership.
The Big Red Bus Club in Charlton is a little hidden gem located in the corner of Charlton Park.
We are a volunteer led family wellbeing centre which puts local families at the heart of everything we do.
Stay and Play – free under five stay and play Monday to Friday 12.30pm – 3pm term time only
Play Plus – Monday am (10am -12pm) SEND and siblings stay and play with local artists and therapists (funded by Children in Need and True Colours Trust)
Volunteer Acorn project – training and support for volunteers to gain confidence and vocational and life skills (funded by Peoples Health Trust)
Wellbeing – Thursday am and various times in the week - a suite of activities focusing on the wellbeing of local families, regular running clubs & bike rides
Community events – From Thai Night to the Great Charlton Bake Off our community events take place throughout the year.
We are open Monday to Friday 12.30pm -3pm during term time.
Monday 10-12pm Play Plus - for children with additional needs
Wednesday 10-12pm for our Ukrainian Stay and Play
Thursday 10am - 11am Large and legging it running group.