Our Out of School Care offers your children a safe and secure environment in which they can explore and play with their friends in a relaxed atmosphere. We understand that Out of School Childcare with a good play environment can enhance children’s learning at school and our qualified Playworkers work with your children and schools to support this.
The Children’s Play Council (1998) say:
“Play is an essential part of children’s life and vital to their development… It is essential for physical, emotional and spiritual growth, for intellectual and educational development, and for acquiring social and behavioural skills… It may be boisterous and energetic or quiet and contemplative, light-hearted or very serious.”
Staff ensure our club is a place where children can express themselves through play in a way that suits them. We offer a range of activities through our session and children can choose from this on a daily basis. We also consult with all children over the choice of play equipment and they help us make our clubs a happy place to be.
Woodlands offer Before School Breakfast Club from 7:30am where children can have a healthy breakfast followed by free play before being dropped off safely at their school.
Our After School Club provides Out of School Childcare when the school day finishes. Children are collected from their school and can then relax and unwind back at the Clubhouse. A 2-course tea is available to everyone and children can play with friends or start their homework if parents wish.
We have an extensive range of play equipment including computers, board games and den-making materials. Our large outside spaces with climbing areas and football areas are freely available. We find that many of our children love to be outdoors as much as possible.
We collect children from St Mary’s, Brownlow, Asfordby Hill and Captain’s Close primary school and have a fleet of four 9-seater vehicles.
For more information please read our out of school booklet.
We offer a Playscheme at our setting and this is booked separately from our Breakfast & After School Clubs.
The playsheme is very popular and is open from 7.30-6pm. Each school holiday the staff team plan activities that are varied and exciting and help to fill the gap for working parents. Many trips away from the setting are ran and children take part in lots of new experiences and make lots of new friends.