Out Of School Club

Out of school and holiday club

Minster Day Nursery Out of school club is run by a team of qualified, caring staff who are committed to providing a warm, welcoming, fun and stimulating environment for your child. We are Ofsted registered and run independently of Minster C of E Primary School but have use of their playground out of school hours.

Breakfast Club (7:30-8.50am)

A healthy, eat-as-much-as-you-like breakfast is provided, with a choice of cereals, toast, juice and fruit. This is followed by a range of activities chosen by the children to prepare them for a busy school day. The children are escorted over to the school site once the gates are opened at 8:45am and messages/letters are passed on to the relevant teachers.

After School Club:
3 available sessions (3:10-4:15, 3:10-5pm, 3:10-6pm)

Children are collected from the school hall at the end of the day, where they stay in the school grounds or visit local parks, the library, marshes etc to participate in outside/inside play, depending on the weather, giving them the opportunity to wind down and 'let off steam' after a busy day at school. The children are then taken to the Minster Day Nursery site where they take part in activities of their choosing, including a quiet area for homework, before being provided with a healthy, freshly cooked meal. The children then continue with their activities inside or outside until they are collected.

Holiday Club (0730-1800)

The Holiday club runs every weekday during the school holidays. The children bring their own packed lunch to eat but are supplied with healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day and a healthy, freshly cooked evening meal.

As the holiday club involves longer hours, there are planned adult directed activities for the children to take part in, such as cooking, face painting and tie dying as well as weekly outings, to places such as Wingham Wildlife Park, Kearsney Abbey, the beach and Revolution skate park for climbing.

The range of age appropriate activities and equipment on offer at the out-of-school clubs include the following:

  • Outside toys: bikes/various balls bats, balance boards and other sports equipment
  • Computers and consoles: Wii/ Computer (with restricted internet access)
  • Karaoke Role play: Themed play area (hospital/office/ classroom/home etc. swapped around regularly)/dressing-up
  • Construction toys: K'Nex/Lego/wood blocks/carpentry equipment
  • Arts and Crafts: Sewing/ cooking/drawing/colouring/Plaster of Paris/play dough/ Hama beads/ straw building
  • Literacy & Maths: Books/Puzzles/Board games/writing support equipment
  • Small world: Cars and garage/animal and farmyard/dolls house
  • Music: Instruments, CD player