Before & After School Care

Worcester Early Years Centre offers parents a Before and After School Care Service for children aged between 4 and 12 years who attend local South Worcester Service Schools.


An excellent choice of activities awaits children with a professional team of experienced teachers and Play Workers. Bookings should be made termly for this personalised service that aims to support working parents.

 

Flexible provision for all ages:

  • Available for children aged 4 – 12 years throughout term time
  • Open until 6.00pm each evening
  • Excellent Staff, facilities and equipment
  • Plenty of outdoor space and 200 acres of farmland
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds and recreational facilities
  • Forest School Programme near the lake in the wood
  • Nutritious farmhouse meals, cooked on site daily
  • Special diets catered for
  • Quiet areas and computers available for homework
  • Choice of payment options
  • Pay-as-you-go system, no retainers
  • Flexible bookings (from 1 – 5 evenings weekly)
  • Friendly, welcoming, fun and professional service
  • Full support for working parents
  • Plenty of choice for all age groups
  • Relaxed, family style organisation where brothers and sisters can play together
  • Quality relationships, nurtured and encouraged

 

On arrival at the Centre, children are welcomed and swiftly engaged in a range of recreational and fun activities where friendships can flourish and children can wind down after their day at school.

After initial greetings and organisation of personal belongings, children are escorted to the dining room for high tea. The menu is nutritious and appealing to children and our skilled Catering Manager consults with the children to put together a termly Tea Menu that they will enjoy, which is healthy and nutritious. One of the favourite options is ‘Healthy Buffet’ which presents children with a wide choice from proteins, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetable trays. Children are free to select any items of of their choice, but they are encouraged by the Staff to take at least two items from each section. All meals are supervised by the Catering Manager and she guides the children in their choices and gets to know their individual likes and dislikes.

Children are always encouraged to try food that might be new to them to develop their palate. Parents are welcome to discuss individual meal requirements with the Catering Team who are very happy to cater for special dietary requirements or particular needs.

After a social and enjoyable meal time, where children are seated in friendship groups, a wide choice of activities is available to children. Personal choice is an important feature of the After School Care provision and children often have their own very strong ideas about how they would like to spend their evening with their friends. Staff are skilled at supporting children in making a choice and ensuring that all children become engaged in worthwhile and enjoyable activities. There is always a wide choice of activities both indoors and also outdoors. Indoor options include craft activities, games, drama, cookery, pet care, computer activities, and quiet room activities (such as reading, homework, or sewing etc).

Outdoor options are endless and can flow from playground and gardens onto the 200 acres of farmlands and woodlands beyond. The Centre prides itself on an excellent range of outdoor facilities. Children can chose from a wide range of options each night and these may include ball games, woodland activities, camp fire and outdoor cookery sessions, gardening, sand pit play, water play zone, construction zone, the builder’s yard, gardening and many more. Even when the weather is wet children can still go outside under the canopies or in the Woodland shelters and Yurts. Even on a dark night, a favourite activity is torch play out in the grounds. Children are never bored at Worcester Early Years Centre. The Staff are skilled at tempting children into all types of enjoyable and often very educational activities.

A quiet area is always available for reading and homework tasks. A library of suitable books is also available for After School children.

After School is available on a weekly basis and bookings are made termly in advance. Payment is also due in advance, monthly, half termly or termly as preferred. Once children are familiar with the Centre and Staff, additional last minute bookings can be organised in the event of an unexpected problem or family crisis.

At all times the Staff Team aims to support local families and offers a top quality service. Please do not hesitate to discuss your particular needs with the Staff.