Wrap around Care
Taxal & Fernilee Out of School Club
Fun filled and action-packed club for 4-11 year-olds!
Welcome to Taxal and Fernilee Out of School Club. Our club offers fun and affordable childcare delivered in a safe and supervised environment by qualified DBS checked staff.
We offer wrap around care, before and after school, with lots of free play and free choice activities. Children can try a range of activities including arts and crafts, sports, or just chill out and enjoy the variety of toys and games available. We encourage children to try something new but understand that not every activity suits every child so an alternative is always available.
We’re open Monday - Friday in term time.
- Breakfast club 8am - 8.55am
- After school club 3.20pm - 6pm
£3.75 per session, including breakfast served up until 8.45am.
Places for Breakfast Club must be pre-booked, and can not be used on a drop-in basis due to Covid-19 guidelines.
After school club
£5 per session until 4.30pm
£8 per session until 6pm
Online booking system
To register your child and book sessions, please use our NEW online booking system:
Taxal & Fernilee OSC (kidsclubhq.co.uk)
All children must be pre-registered before we are able to accept session bookings.
You can find a helpful guide to using the new system here: New user guide
- Places can be booked and cancelled 48 hours before via the Online Booking System.
- Sessions cancelled due to illness will be credited back. If your child is ill, you must inform us by midday.
- A charge of £5 per 15 minutes will be levied for late collections.
- We offer a 10% discount for each additional sibling attending the same after school session.
- Childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare are both accepted.
About our club
The Out of School Club (OSC) was established in August 1995 by parents for the use of parents requiring a quality, safe, reliable childcare environment for their children out of school hours. We’re a registered charity, supported by a parent committee.
Who can use the club?
Children from Taxal and Fernilee Primary School, and children attending any other local schools are welcome to attend the club.
How do I book a place?
Please register and book online here: Taxal & Fernilee OSC (kidsclubhq.co.uk)
When do I pay?
All payments must be made online either by BACS or Childcare vouchers. We cannot accept cheques or cash.
Do I have to book a full session?
We have two session lengths available after school, end of school until 4.30pm, or end of school until 6pm.
How can I be sure that my child arrives safely at the club?
Reception and Year 1 pupils are collected from their classrooms and taken through to the Club. Children visiting the Club for the first time are also collected from their classroom. Other children from Taxal & Fernilee School make their own way to the hall. If they don't arrive on time, staff will look for them. For your part, please remember to let us know if your child is not in school, if you have already booked a place or if you use the Club on a regular basis.
What if I'm late home?
If you can not arrive in time, please contact us immediately on our direct telephone number.
Are meals provided?
Breakfast is available from 8am. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’re currently unable to offer evening meals, but snacks will still be included.
What about school holidays?
How do I know my child will receive quality childcare?
OSC are governed by OFSTED and meet the standards required. All staff are DBS checked.
We have comprehensive policy and procedure documents covering child protection, behaviour, equal opportunities, special needs, sun-play and medication amongst others.
What happens if my child is sick or has an accident?
Our staff hold current first aid certificates and will follow proper procedures in case of accidents or sickness. We have an accident book and you will be told if your child has been involved in an accident.
How does the Club interact with Taxal and Fernilee Primary School?
We operate independently from the school, which enables us to make our own management decisions such as pricing and equipment buying and have a good working relationship with the school. The Club Manager reports to a committee which is made up of parents and OSC staff, so that we can enjoy good communication at all levels.
Can I help with the club or join the committee?
The Club is a registered charity and we always need help with fundraising for new equipment, your support for this will be welcome. If you wish to be directly involved with the Club we always advertise staff vacancies. If you are interested in joining the Committee, we welcome all parents to our quarterly meetings.