Welcome

Welcome
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Welcome to The Afterschool Club Ltd. We have been providing flexible, good quality, reliable and affordable childcare for children in and around the Rickmansworth, Mill End and Croxley Green areas since 1997. We provide an answer to your childcare needs all round the year. During term-times our breakfast clubs open at 7.30 am and our after school clubs run until 6.30 pm. During the school holidays we open at 7.45 am for breakfast and are open all day until 6.00 pm.  Our staff are qualified in playwork and understand the importance of play and offering different play opportunities.

The Afterschool Club Ltd is unique in enabling children to mix with children from other schools rather than just spending time with children from their own school.  This develops children’s social skills which is so important for their future.  So many friendships have been forged which would never have happened if it hadn’t been for this opportunity. It is also very important for children to have a change of venue at the end of the day.  They are all then able to start a fresh without any of the problems at school staying with them.  Our dedicated staff also follow the EYFS just as they do at school, providing the reception children with an amazing record of their time with us.  The extensive file is theirs to keep at the end of the reception year.

It is simple to enrol your children through our online booking system. There is no charge and the process takes just a few minutes to complete.


BREAKING NEWS!

The After School Club at Mill End now open until 6:30!


Due to essential refurbishment works at the Cloisters, The Holiday Club will not be open over the Christmas break.  The Holiday Club will open as usual for February half term.  The After School Club will not be affected.  I apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Breakfast Club
After School Club
Holiday Club

The Afterschool Club was started in the summer of 1997 by Debby Tindall, after experiencing all the problems of juggling a career and looking after her school aged children. She found it was virtually impossible to find reliable low cost child care. To employ a nanny cost a fortune and childminders were unable to offer the flexibility her family needed. The club started with just a few children each day at one setting.  Over time the number of children grew steadily and additional clubs were opened in Mill End and Rickmansworth. The latest addition is the Croxley Green Community Centre which started as a breakfast club and then evolved into a fully fledged breakfast and after school club in November 2014.

On most school days the After School Club looks after over 100 children at four settings, while during the school holidays The Holiday Club typically looks after 35 – 50 children. For the children it’s like having friends round to play but we do the tidying up!

We are open every week of the year except a few days over Christmas. During the school term our Breakfast Clubs open at 7.15 / 7.30 am and our After School Clubs close at 6.30 pm. These clubs are open to children from the following schools:  

When the schools are closed The Holiday Club is open from 7.45 am until 6.00 pm every school holiday for children from any school although priority is given to children who currently attend The Afterschool Club.  The Holiday Club is led by a Level 3 Playworker who is qualified to run a “play setting” and understands the importance of facilitating play.

The service is designed to be “parent friendly” to fit in with your life style either as a working parent or as a parent who wants a break. We have a flexible approach to booking – for the Holiday Club you can book extended days, full days, half days (any 4 hours) or part days (between 4 hours and a full day). For the After School Club you can book collection times between 4.30 pm  and 6.30 pm so that you pay only for what you need. Most parents find it is easiest to enrol and manage their bookings through our online system but for those that prefer to book by phone, text, email or paper that is fine also. We invoice by email and you can pay with childcare vouchers (of course), bank-to-bank transfers, cheques or cash.

The Afterschool Club is registered with OFSTED. All three settings have been recently inspected and achieved a “Good” in all areas.

Our staff receive relevant training in playwork and first aid. Debby and her supervisors have NVQ level 3 in Playwork, and other staff have relevant level 2 or level 3 qualifications. We believe in ongoing training in areas such as  Child Protection, Behaviour Management, Health and Hygiene, Special Needs, Prevent and Specific Medical Conditions.

The staff for the Holiday Club are drawn from the four after school clubs and usually work on a half day basis. Most of the children already know most of the staff, enabling us to balance continuity of care with variety for the children throughout the day. We only employ people who can demonstrate a true desire to work with children.

We welcome visitors so please contact us to arrange a visit, meet us and see how the clubs work.