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Out-of-school and holiday care

Questions to ask when choosing out-of-school or holiday childcare

  • What do the children do?
  • Are there activities such as art, sport and music?
  • How are they supervised?
  • How much individual attention do they get?
  • Do they offer homework facilities?
  • Who is the leader, and what kind of qualifications and experience do they (and other staff) have? Arrange to meet and talk to them.
  • Are the staff trained in first aid?
  • Is there a separate section for younger children? Some can't cope being in a large group of older ones.
  • What about a quiet area where all children can chill out?
  • Can I see how the security and signing-in book works?