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After school and holiday childcare

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After school clubs and holiday play schemes are types of 'out of school childcare'. These are clubs or sessions of childcare for children over five that take place outside of school hours. Out of school childcare provides children of school age with opportunities to play, learn, have fun and relax outside school hours.

Details of all out of school clubs in the City can be found on the FYi Directory

After School Clubs

After school clubs take place immediately after the school day. They provide a place where children can come to develop their social, physical, creative and intellectual skills. The staff are trained in play work and provide a curriculum of activities that include arts and crafts, drama, sports and excursions. The emphasis is always on fun!

Cass Play Centre After School Club

The after school club at Cass Playcentre provides childcare for children in school years 1-6. It offers children a wide variety of fun activities that encourage social and personal development and continued learning even after the school bell has rung!

When the children arrive at the Playcentre they are given light refreshments and are able to enjoy free play activities such as group games, arts and crafts e.g. painting, cooking, collage etc., floor games, aerobics, group discussions, games and sports like Softball, Baseball, Cricket, Football, Basketball etc.

St James' Passage
Duke's Place

Tel. 020 7929 0358 (during club hours) and 020 7332 3927 (office hours 10.15am - 6pm)

Golden Lane Campus Night Owls

Another afterschool club available to children and young people in the City is Night Owls, located at the Golden Lane Campus on Whitecross Street.

Golden Lane Campus
Whitecross Street
London EC1Y 8JA
T 020 7786 4800

Holiday Play schemes

​Holiday play schemes run during the school holidays and offer extended day care, typically open from 8.30am - 6pm. They meet Ofsted’s safety and quality standards.

The City of London has the following holiday play schemes:

Cass Holiday Play Centre Scheme

Golden Lane Campus Holiday Play scheme

Cass Child and Family Centre - Holiday Club

Collection of children

All children must be collected by the parent, carer or nominated person by 5.45pm. The person nominated to collect your child/children must be at least 16 years of age.

Please note that a late collection fee of £10 per quarter hour is charged after 6pm.

Please note that parents who have registered their children since 1 September 2012 only need to complete the Days Required form and the registration forms below.