After school clubs offer childcare during the hours following the school day. They are generally open to those aged from 4 years to 12 years although some are able to cater for older children. Clubs are either offered by a school or by an external childcare provider based at a school or local community venue. Those that aren't based at a school offer collection services from local schools where children will either walk or be driven to the club's venue. After school clubs can also be referred to as an out of school club.
Ofsted inspect all registered childcare providers in accordance with the Early Years Register or the Childcare Register - find out more about what to expect from your childcare provider here.
Depending on availability of after school clubs who cater for your child's school you may want to visit different clubs in your area to find one that you and your child are happy with. In addition to making families aware of the money available to help pay for childcare, FiND also provides advice and guidance on the following:
- Choosing a registered breakfast, after school or holiday club
- Settling your child into a childcare setting
- Some do's and don't's when looking for childcare
If you still can't find what you need or you need a little extra support in finding childcare please contact FiND and we'll see if we can help.
Please note that all information in the childcare records are supplied by the providers themselves and are updated on a regular basis.