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Out of school childcare club (breakfast and/or after school clubs)

Out of school childcare clubs provide care for children aged 4 - 14 years.

Clubs operate directly before and/or after the school day.  Children aged 3 years may be able to attend however this is dependent on the type of registration and insurance the club has obtained.

Clubs provide fun, safe, stimulating places for children to play so that their parents/carers can work or train.  Children may be provided with breakfast in the morning or a snack in the afternoon, children must have access to regular drinks.

Out of school childcare clubs are usually based in schools or community buildings and can be run by a school, a voluntary management committee or by individuals as a private business.

Managing the out of school childcare club

  • The person in charge of a club requires at least 2 years experience of working in a day care setting and have a recognised level 3 qualification from the Care Council for Wales National Qualifications Framework (eg. early years education or playwork appropriate to the post and age of the children).

The staff:

  • 50% of the remaining staff should hold a level 2 childcare qualification from the National Qualifications Framework.  Where this cannot be achieved immediately, the registered person will set out an action plan detailing how they intend to meet the criterion and agree a timescale by which it will be achieved.  The CSSIW will consider the plan and offer their approval or indicate aspects that need improvement.
  • All staff must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS).

Out of school childcare clubs are usually members of Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs for more information please contact the Development Officer.

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