What is the Institute of Children’s Activity Providers Quality Assurance Kite Mark?

What is the Institute of Children’s Activity Providers Quality Assurance Kite Mark?

Some of the Activity Providers featured on the Little Starts Gift Card website hold the Institute of Children’s Activity Providers, also known as ICAP, Quality Assurance kite mark.

It’s easy to see if a class you are interested in is led by an ICAP member who holds the Quality Assurance kite mark; just look for the logo at the top of the listing on our website.

Being a member of ICAP and a holder of their Quality Assurance kite mark shows that the Activity Provider has met a set of strict standards outlined by ICAP. These standards cover key areas such as operations, policies and strategies, including safety and education. You can find out more about these standards on the ICAP website.

What is ICAP?

The Institute of Children’s Activity Providers is a professional membership body for businesses and Activity Providers in the children’s activities sector.

ICAP supports providers through advice and thought leadership; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and championing and promoting collaboration to drive positive change and progression across the children’s activities industry.

Their vision is to inspire children’s activity providers and play a key role in the growth of the sector by guiding providers in offering safe, fun and enriching programmes, including creating resources and tools for providers to better understand how they can develop their business to engage and inspire more children.

The team at ICAP believe children’s activity professionals have an essential role to play in educating, entertaining and inspiring the next generation and that coming together to share challenges, ideas, questions, and solutions will help us develop individually and collectively as a community - and we agree!

To find out more about ICAP and how to become a member if you are a children’s activity provider, visit: https://institutecap.co.uk/

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