DBS Checks All our specialists hold an enhanced DBS check. We do not carry our DBS certificates with us however we are more than happy to provide written confirmation of any DBS status to the school before a visit.
Insurance We are fully insured for up to £10 million Public Liability with Simply Business. You can download our insurance policy here:
Circumstances Beyond our Control We recommend that teachers have a back-up plan for the day in case the visit is unable to go ahead due to reasons beyond our control. This may include but be not limited to illness, road closures, vehicle breakdown, public service strikes, blizzards, hurricanes, acts of God. We are committed to ensuring your visit goes ahead successfully but suggest that you plan for every eventuality.
Supervision We require the school to provide adult supervision sufficient for the number of children in the group, and to assist with discipline. Many of the activities involved in the workshops are exciting for children and we expect standards of behaviour to be enforced. Although weapons brought into schools are not sharp, they are still made of steel and wood, and can cause injury if children are unwilling to handle them according to instruction. Visitors reserve the right to amend or stop any activity if they feel that children’s behaviour will lead to people being put at risk of injury.
Booking Provisional bookings will be held for 1 week in term time or 2 weeks in school holiday time. After this time the date may be reallocated to another client if confirmation has not been received. Once written (email) confirmation of booking is received from the client, Widget Workshops will treat the booking as confirmed. We may ask for a 50% deposit upon confirmation. The following applies regardless of whether or not the deposit has been requested or received: In the event of the client cancelling the booking up to 14 days in advance, we will aim to reschedule to another suitable date. In the event that this cannot be achieved, the deposit is non-returnable. If the visit is cancelled by the school between 14 days in advance and the day of the visit, then 100% of the cost is payable by the school. In the event of a late booking (14 days or fewer to the date of the visit) a deposit will not be collected. 100% of the visit cost will however be payable should the school then cancel the visit for any reason. Our payments terms: Balance payable by cheque or confirmation of bank transfer on the day of the visit Widget Workshops reserve the right to refuse a booking without explanation.
Cancellations Should a visit have to be cancelled on the day or curtailed due to circumstances such as school closure for bad weather, heating breakdown etc. then the whole cost of the visit remains payable. In some circumstances it may be possible to reschedule if the visitor can offer an alternative date, but additional travel costs will be payable. Should we have to cancel the booking for any reason, the deposit and any other payments will be returned to the client. Widget Workshops will ensure that the full and total cost of the visit is clear and agreed in advance of the visit by both parties.
The client will have been deemed to have read these terms and conditions on confirmation of the booking. If you have any queries about any of these terms and conditions, please contact us.