Out of School Clubs
Out of School Clubs exist to ease the childcare problems experienced by many parents due to work, training or other commitments. They provide breakfast clubs or before school clubs, after school clubs, holiday clubs and wrap-around play-care for school age children.
Many schools have out of school childcare clubs, while others are based in village halls, community centres and day nurseries. Children’s attendance is registered and they are given a snack and a drink. Where appropriate (where a club provides care for children under the age of 8 years for more than 2 hours per day), clubs are registered with Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) and qualified or trained play staff supervise activities. The play environment should be stimulating and varied, with a range of activities such as arts/crafts, games and physical play which children can choose. A quiet area for reading and homework may also be available. Children are supervised until a parent or carer comes to collect them. Sometimes a collection service may be available to take children to school from the club and collect them from school at the end of their day.
For more information on out of school childcare clubs please contact the Family Information Service.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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