Services we provide

We provide 'Out of School' facilities for a number of local schools:
  • St. John's School - Shirley
  • St. Thomas Becket School - South Norwood/Woodside 
  • Oasis School - South Norwood/Addiscombe 
  • Woodside School - Woodside/South Norwood
(We are always looking to expand and are happy to consider new schools if there is sufficient interest.)  

Please contact Liz  on 07768 684 863 if you are interested in our afterschool collections or you can email:

We collect the children at the end of the school day, and take them to our 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. 

We will also accommodate days when schools are closing earlier than normal e.g. End of term. 

MLH Club Limited believes 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 7:30am to 6:00pm (flexible options such as half day sessions from 8:00am to 2:00pm or 2:00pm – 6:00pm)

Breakfast is served between 7:30am to 9:15am. 

As we do daily trips, 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, visits to :
  • Ice skating
  • Themed parks
  • Farms
  • Adventure playgrounds
  • Cinema
  • Paddling pools
  • Local Parks
  • Bowling
  • Libraries
  • Museum
  • Nature reserve
  • Arts and Crafts Workshops

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 Clubs normally operate during all half terms 
e.g. February, April (Easter Holidays), May, July to August 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) and will not return until the beginning of September (when majority of the schools return back to normal).