Out of school hours care

We Provide wraparound care for our nursery children, and children from both Nathaniel Newton Infant School and Michael Drayton Junior School.


We are open from 7:45 am until 5:45 pm, for 50 weeks per year. Closing only over the Christmas holidays. There are occasional Teacher Training days and Bank Holidays when we also close but parents are notified of these well in advance allowing them to make other childcare arrangements for their children.

Before School

Breakfast club is open from 7:45 am onwards. Parents are required to escort the children safely into the building, help the children hang up their coats and belongings and hand them over to a practitioner in the childcare room.

Once in the rooms there is a selection of cereals and toast available to the children if they would like breakfast.

Activities are available for the children, but most choose to just socialise with their peers until its time to be escorted to school.

All children are escorted to their relevant schools in time for registration.

After School

We are open until 5:45pm and you just book care for as long as you need within 3 time bands. (see pricing structure)

Both schools have selected meeting points, where the children are met by members of our staff.  Staff tick children off according to the daily register and will not return to Links unless the whereabouts of any children missing from this are found.

The children are then escorted to the Links building and are free to choose from varied activities.  Drinks and a snack are available to all children and these vary daily.

Following the successful and safe collection and drop off procedures associated with Covid-19 which does not allow parents to enter the building, we have decided to continue with this procedure.

Parents are asked to ring the bell and step away and the children will be brought out to you by a member of staff.

It is part of our safeguarding policy that no-one under the age of 16 can collect a child and only people known to us are able to do so, unless you have notified us by prior arrangement where a chosen password will confirm identity.

Holiday Care

We operate a playscheme through all school holidays apart from Christmas.

This must be booked in advance and the booking forms are usually available on this website or from the reception office.