Dig It Kids
Dig It Kids

Our Mission

“Another fantastic week at Dig it Kids camp, he has enjoyed every minute, and has literally been jumping out of the bed singing each morning. Thank you for my ‘Happy Boy’.” – Liz

Our pledge to parents

We pledge the highest standards, creating a safe and fun camp environment, where your child can grow in confidence, learn, make new friends and be part of the Dig it Kids family.

Our mission

Creating an environment of respect and kindness whilst learning and having fun is at the very heart of everything that we do at Dig it Kids. We believe that every child has an equal right to have a fantastic time at our camps and workshops.

We aim to:

  • Make all children feel welcome and included
  • Create a positive environment that encourages and reinforces good behaviour
  •  Facilitate the education and development of each child

Dig it Kids camp, workshop and event participants can expect:

  • To be supported, both in learning and personally, throughout their time with Dig it Kids
  • To be given an orientation to help them settle into Dig it Kids event
  • To benefit from well-researched educational programmes that will engage them in history and archaeology
  • Staff to be courteous and professional at all times
  • Staff to be consistent in responding to positive and negative behaviour

Child safeguarding

Our staff are a carefully selected team of teachers and archaeologists, all of whom are Garda vetted. The high ratio of staff to children ensures that your child will be well cared for during their time at our camps and events. Our full child safeguarding policy is available here.

Our camp charter

At the start of our camps, we engage children in a discussion on our ethos, and together we agree a camp charter, which remains visible to children throughout the camp. We focus on positive reinforcement, praising kind behaviour. Charter infractions will be handled in a fair, child focussed and consistent manner, with due regard to the age of the child and their individual differences and in accordance with Dig it Kids terms and conditions.

The Dig it Kids team always keep a close eye on any teasing or bullying or other behaviour that may affect another participant’s experience with us. Fortunately, instances of such behaviour are very rare. We encourage children to quietly inform their group leader or any other member of staff immediately if something happens that they are not comfortable with. We also encourage parents to advise us if their child mentions something to them.

A Dig it Kids charter is likely to include the following:

  • Do as you are asked by Dig it Kids leaders
  • Raise your hand when you want to speak
  • Listen when someone is talking
  • Be kind and polite to each other
  • Respect others
  • Participate in all learning activities
  • Respect other people’s belongings
  • Take care of all your belongings and materials
  • Keep the spaces we use clean and tidy

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