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Out-of-school and holiday care

Out-of-school and holiday club facts

  • Many schools provide access to a variety of activities beyond the school day. These can range from high quality childcare to activities such as music, art, sport or additional study support. As a result the school is often open from 8am to 6pm all year round.
  • Depending upon the hours you work, you can opt for a combination of breakfast clubs (normally open from 8am) after-school clubs (typically from 3.30pm to 6pm) and holiday care (8am to 6pm).
  • These services are based on school sites, but may also be in youth clubs, community centres or nurseries. Some schools organise the childcare themselves, but others will work with local voluntary groups, private providers and childminders, who will provide staff and sometimes facilities.