In September 2006 two mums of children at Olveston Primary School, Cath and Helen, decided to set up an after school club at the school. Cath Purchase was having difficulty finding local childcare for her two young children in order to keep teaching part-time, and there seemed to be a growing need for after school care in the locality. They worked with the school, Ofsted and parents to provide a high-quality club where children could feel relaxed and have fun!
 
Since these quiet beginnings in 2007, Cath and the OOSC team, now known as the Out Of School Clubs, have been invited in to set up after school, breakfast and holiday clubs across several schools in South Gloucestershire, with great success.
 
The ethos of OOSC is a commitment to to providing high quality care and relaxation for children of primary school age. The club works closely with their partner school, parents and carers to provide a fun and relaxing environment where children have a range of play opportunities. Cath Purchase continues to manage the club, ably supported by a well-qualified and experienced staff team.
 
OOSC has grown over the years to become a large team of of Managers, Leaders, Playworkers and a steadily growing admin team. But our ethos always remains the same. We pride ourselves on offering high quality childcare where children can relax, play and have fun in a safe and secure environment.

Ofsted Outstanding for St Helen's After School and Holiday Club and St Marys Bradley Stoke!

We are pleased to announce another OOSC Outstanding grade awarded when an inspector visited St Helen's After School and Holiday club on Thursday 30th August 2018 

Latest Availability.. updated MARCH 2019

To guarantee availability for places, you will need to book a regular place at the club. Contact the team at admin@oosc.co.uk 

If your booking is Ad Hoc (booked online) you will need to book in plenty of time to guarantee a place on our busy days. Booking is only guaranteed with payment in advance.

How Can I Save Money On My Fees?

Many parents aren't aware of how they can save money on childcare costs. As well as paying by company childcare vouchers or government tax-free vouchers, there are several ways you can save money on fees: 

 

 

Level of Support

Recipient Group

Date Available

For Further Information

 Two-Year-Old Funding

Up to 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year, usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.

Families receiving relevant benefits (see further information), if child is "looked after", has an Educational Health & Care Plan or is receiving Disability Living Allowance.

Present

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Three & Four-Year-Old Funding

Up to 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year, usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.

All families.

Present

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Extended Entitlement (30 hours)

An additional 570 hours in addition to the 3 & 4-year-old entitlement.

Available for families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone-parent family), and each parent earns the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the national minimum or living wage, and earns less than £100,000 a year.

September 2017

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Childcare Element of

Working Tax Credit

70% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £175 per week for 1 child or £300 per week for 2 or more children. Families receiving housing or council tax benefit get extra help, amounting to about 96% of costs in England.

Nearly 400,000 low income working families.

Present

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Universal Credit

85% of childcare costs, with same maximum levels as Working Tax Credit, although no extra help for those receiving housing benefit.

Low income working parents

Present

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Childcare Vouchers

Worth up to £55 per week for basic rate tax-payers.

Working parents, but not self-employed and usually excludes those receiving tax credits.

Presently available, but will not accept new applicants after April 2018.

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Tax Free Childcare

20% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £2,000 per year. Families of children with SEND receive help up to a maximum of £4,000 per year.

Working parents not in receipt of tax credits/Universal Credit whose gross household income is higher than a specified minimum threshold but less than £100,000 per parent.

From early 2017

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Care to Learn

£175 in London and £160 per week outside

Parents under 20 at school or in further education

Presently available

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Discretionary Learner Support

Discretionary

Parents over 20 in further education

Presently available

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Childcare Grant

£155.24 a week for 1 child. Up to £266.15 a week for 2 or more children

Parents in full-time higher education who are eligible for student finance

Presently available

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Childcare Vouchers

The new government tax-free childcare scheme has replaced the Childcare Vouchers used by parents. This is for new registrants only and parents who are already in a voucher scheme can continue to use their existing scheme to pay OOSC.

Holiday Club

The holiday club is very popular so dont forget to Book early for May 2019 club to secure your places! 

Here's some photos from Easter 2019....