Community Arts Network (CAN) is a community interest company (CIC) providing inclusive childcare and promoting the arts to children and young people. As the largest provider of out of school childcare in North Devon, we believe that all children have a right to play, and we work to ensure that children of all abilities can get the most from their time with us.
CAN Play Out-of-School Clubs
These are Ofsted registered out-of-school, term-time clubs. We have breakfast clubs at Westcroft School in Bideford and Southmead Primary School in Braunton, and after-school clubs at Westcroft School (with collections from St. Mary's Primary School and East-the-Water Primary School), Southmead Primary School, Pilton Bluecoat Junior School (Barnstaple) and Orchard Vale Community School (Barnstaple).
Arts Play Holiday Clubs
These are Ofsted registered, inclusive holiday clubs. We have clubs at Westcroft School in Bideford and Orchard Vale Community School in Barnstaple. The clubs are open Monday to Friday (except bank holidays and at Christmas) during school holidays from 8:30am to 6:00pm. The clubs cater for children between the ages of 4 and 14 years.
I CAN Short Breaks
This service aims to match a child or young person with a specific need to an experienced enabler who can help them access leisure activities in the community and allow families time away from their caring duties. We also arrange social trips and take small groups in our minibus for adventures such as boat and train trips, bowling and theme parks.
Samba Baia is a community samba band. The band performs mostly at charity events such as Race For Life, Night Walk, Children's Hospice, North Devon Hospice and Cancer Research. Joining the band is free and a perfect way to learn something new, have fun, make new friends and support local charities. Instruments and tuition are supplied, and you don't need to be a musician, but just have a willingness to learn.