Services we provide

We provide 'Out of School' facilities for a number of local schools:
  • St. Chad's School - Selhurst 
  • St. John's School - Shirley
  • St. Thomas Becket School - South Norwood/Woodside 
  • Oasis (Ashburton) School - South Norwood/Addiscombe 
  • Woodside School - Woodside
  • Heavers School - Selhurst 
(We are always looking to expand and are happy to consider new schools if there is sufficient interest.)  We are looking to expand our services to Monks Orchard and Ryelands Schools.  Please contact Liz or Natalie on the following mobiles 07768 684 863 or 07930 619 763 if you are interested in our afterschool collections.

We collect the children at the end of the school day using one of our minibuses, and take them to the Centre. Various activities are laid on to keep the children entertained and at around 4 o'clock all the children will have a hot meal freshly prepared in our kitchen.

We have a wide variety of play equipment including laptops, garden equipment and educational toys.  Children will enjoy the varied and exciting programme set out for them including structured play and free play, sports games and arts and crafts. There will also be opportunities for physical education through a wide variety of activities, including music and movement. 

Wherever possible, we will accommodate parents by collecting their children from school if they attend additional afterschool activities. This is based on a first come first served basis - and staffing ratios permitting.

We will also accommodate days when schools are closed for the day or are closing earlier than normal e.g. Polling Days/End of term. 

M.L.H. Out of School Club LLP believe that the partnership with parents is very important. We aim to keep parents informed through our newsletters of general progress - and we will also give specific feedback on a child’s progress regularly.

We realise that children learn best at their own rate, so we will give children time to explore, practice and acquire new skills and we will support them throughout their development.

We also recognise the importance of an ‘open door policy’ so parents who wish to discuss any problems or issues are more than welcome to do so by contacting Liz Gordon direct.

Our policies and procedures are readily available should any parent wish to view them.

Finally, please note that if you wish to authorise someone else to collect your child then that person must be identifiable and included on the registration form. If you wish to temporarily authorise any other person then a senior member of staff must be informed and that person must provide proof that they are authorised to collect the child - the password and a form of identity will be required.

During the School holidays we run a Holiday Club from 8am to 6pm (with half day sessions from 8:00am to 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 6:00pm)

Breakfast is served between 8am and 9:15am. Children are expected to bring a packed lunch to the Holiday Club.

We engage in a range of activities/outings on a daily basis (weather permitting) and aim to leave the centre by 9:30am at the latest to allow for traffic. (We ask that parents ensure that their children are suitably dressed -  to help you, an activity planner is produced at the beginning of the Holiday Club to give an indication of the actual activities planned).

Examples of previous outings are trips to:
  • Adventure playgrounds
  • Paddling pools
  • Parks
  • Farms
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Nature reserve

Occasionally an additional charge (nominal charge in the range of £5.00 to £10.00 per child) may be requested for outings which incur additional charges – but we always investigate the least expensive option – keeping costs to a minimum. 

NOTE: The Holiday Club will normally operate during all half terms e.g. February, April - Easter Holidays, May, JulyAugust and October holidays.
During the July/August - Summer holidays, we generally operate for approximately 4 weeks (first 4 weeks of the Summer Holidays) and close for the last 2 weeks (August).