The Larks & Nightingales provides before and after school care for children aged 4 to 11 years. We opened in September 2016 and have seen a steady increase in numbers. We are based in the school library, which is complimented by the use of the school grounds and the all season use of the shelter, outside the library.

Children are provided with activities in a secure, supervised environment.

The club is open term time only and we are able to provide details of local groups that provide holiday care. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is delivered through fun activities and games.

Larks is open from 7.30 am and Nightingales closes at 6 pm Monday to Friday during term time.


Ofsted inspected The Larks & Nightingales in October 2018 and we were judged to be OUTSTANDING in all areas.

  • Children are extremely motivated and totally absorbed in their play.
  • Staff are highly skilled and sensitive and help children to form exceptionally strong relationships.
  • Staff complete regular and precise observations to identify ways they can build on children’s existing skills and knowledge.

Opening Hours & Fees

Breakfast Club Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8.45am £5.50 per session
After School Club Monday to Friday 3.15pm to 6pm £8.50 per session

Who to contact

Please contact Larks and Nightingales via email: or by telephone: 07713 692 087.

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