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Kestrels After School Club

Kestrels After School Club at Vernham Dean School



Balancing work and family commitments can be a challenge for many parents and carers. Kestrels After School Club was established by an existing local childcare provider in response to an increase in demand for childcare after school hours.  We are based at Vernham Dean Primary School and pride ourselves on working in partnership with the school, parents and children to provide a quality and enjoyable after school experience for the children who attend.

With the support of the school and parents, it has continued to flourish and has been a popular addition to the school.



We offer a full session for a cost of £12. This includes collections up until 5.45pm, a snack, hot supper and drinks.  Part sessions for a cost of £6 are also available for collections up to 4.30pm where the children receive a snack and drink.  All children have access to a range of resources, activities and a choice of DVDs if they would prefer to chill-out. Sibling discounts are available.


Peace of Mind

We are Ofsted registered and fully insured. We operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time.  The team are thoroughly checked for their suitability and have current DBS certificates.  All members of staff are first aid trained and participate in regular professional development.  Our Manager and the team are always on the lookout for new activities, resources or experiences for the children. Policies are provided on registration including Safeguarding and Compliant procedures. 

Our latest Ofsted inspection was on 8th January 2020, the report is available by clicking the link below:


Having fun

Our ultimate aim is to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere were the children can come and unwind following a day a school despite it being within a school environment. We encourage child-led activities where the adults join in and extend the play and learning opportunities.  Arts and crafts, small world play, construction, board games, music and creative props, reading, tuff tray play and outdoor play are available each day. We work with the children in planning and resourcing different activities.



We welcome regular and adhoc bookings. Bookings can be made up to and including the day after school care is required.  As much notice as possible is preferred so we can ensure any dietary requirements are catered for.  Please contact our team on 07724621769 or email us at for a registration pack and to book sessions.