"The Children's University™ provides a place for a planned learning experience to be enjoyed beyond the normal school day."
Professor Mick Waters
"Learning to know, learning to do and learning to be"
Professor John MacBeath, OBE
Essex Schools already offer an amazing range of opportunities for out of school hours learning either before, at lunchtime or after the school day
Essex Children's University™ is already working with schools, validating exisiting provision and building a pool of Learning Destinations where children can immediately start to collect stamps for their Passport to Learning. 
Any child aged 7-14 years (and 5 to 6 year olds with their families), without exception, can participate in Children's University™ activities.
We should perhaps point out here that Schools become a Restricted  Learning Destination. School buildings are not publicly accessible and as such clubs running before, at lunchtimes or after school are available to pupils at the school only....unless a specific arrangement has been made to work with another local school and it's pupils.    
Using the "Planning for Learning - A National Framework  for Validating Learning" document, devised with the support of Professor John MacBeath of the University of Cambridge, we can work together, through a process of self-evaluation, to ensure that the highest quality of learning is provided in all Children's University™ learning activities, whether delivered on-site in schools or off-site by community providers.
It's easy to get involved - contact us to arrange a meeting. 
We'll talk through what's involved and explore activities that can become Children's University™ learning.
"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens
and lets the future in"
Graham Greene - The Power and the Glory