Medlock Primary School has an after school care club called the After School Care.

Purpose – The After School Care meet every day from 3.30 through to 5.55 to help families with work and college commitments. Children are picked up from their class teachers by After School Care staff. They then take part in carefully planned creative and play activities until they are picked up by their families or carers. Pick up is flexible meaning you can collect your child at the time best suited to you, from 4.00 pm through to 6.00 pm.

What a session looks like – The After School Care staff ensure that all activities are fun, interesting and matched to the children’s interests. A snack is served daily, again catering to the individual tastes of the children and there is always a choice. Opportunities for the children to complete homework are also provided, just let the staff know that you would like your child to take advantage of this service.

Bookings and Costs – If you would like to book a place at the After School Care please ask office staff for an application. All bookings and payments are taken in advance. We ask that bookings are made prior to the half term before the place is needed. We need to do this to ensure the service provided by the After School Explorers team is both of a high standard and safe. Sessions cost £7.50 per child per session. All money is taken in the school office or through the online payments system.  If you are new to school and require a place, every effort to provide one will be made.

Emergency Bookings – We know sometimes that emergencies happen and parent or carers may want to book a place at the care club at short notice. We will always try to accommodate bookings of this nature but ask that bookings be no later than 1 week in advance. Even then it may not be possible to take the booking unless additional staff can be reassigned from other duties.

On the day placements – If you are unable to collect your children on time and they are placed in the After School Care club, even if you phone ahead to tell us, a fee of £10 will be placed issued as it is highly unlikely that a place is available and to accommodate your child’s care, staff will have to be reassigned from other duties.

Late Pickup – A charge of £10 is issued per child if pick is later than 6.00 pm. The staff finish work at 6.00 pm, if they need to stay later than this is time they are owed. It is for this reason the additional charge is made.

Holiday Care – Holiday Clubs are also run by Medlock Primary School in all the holiday periods (except the Christmas break). Look out for information regarding Holiday clubs on the run up to a holiday on the website or the newsletter.  Alternatively, just ask the office staff when bookings are being taken.


Download our After School Care Application Form here.