About Us... 
OOSC have been committed to providing high quality childcare where children have fun, since 2007.

Cath Purchase started running a successful club at Olveston Primary School (in Jan 2007) and in April 2010 followed the same format at St Helen’s Primary School, Alveston, Our club based at St Mary's Primary School, Thornbury  started in June 2011, St Mary's R.C. School Bradley School in April 2014, Cherry Garden, Bitton (Sep 2014) Frenchay (Sep2014) and Charlton Wood club opened in September 2019.

We are regulated and regularly inspected by Ofsted. St Mary's Thornbury and Cherry Garden clubs were awarded Outstanding in 2015 and 2016. Frenchay had a Good Ofsted in 2016 and 2019 was inspected against the new requirements - Met in all areas. St Mary's Bradley stoke club and St Helen's After School and Holiday Club were inspected in March and August 2018 with two more Outstanding reports !  Thornbury and Cherry Garden clubs received the new standard inspections in 2019 and 2022 and received the new highest grade avallable. Please see the club pages for further information.

The inspection reports can be viewed at

We have run a Holiday Club at St Helen's since 2011, and currently run another holiday club (since Easter 2021) at Charlton Wood school. This club has been offering fully-funded places to children on the Pupil Premium register, SEND and Ukrainian refugees.

Business Manager  / Owner:   Cath Purchase
Area Manager:    Jen Langdon
Administrators: Jen Langdon / Paula Evans
Supervisors and Managers: Mandy / Josie (St Helen's), Jen (St Mary's Thornbury), Marina / Renata (St Mary's Bradley Stoke), Caroline T  (Frenchay), Rachel  (Cherry Garden),  Lucy/Daphne /Marina (Charlton Wood).
Mission Statement
OOSC Out of School Clubs provide fun, high-quality, affordable care, working in partnership with the school, parents and the community.
Art and craft
Outdoor play
Construction toys
Board games
Role play / imaginative play
Quiet reading / relaxation


Healthy Snacks (plus Easter treats!)
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Painting, Craft, lots of Outdoor play
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Fun and Games
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Outdoors and indoors..
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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 May 2024

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

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:. See for further information as well as the details below: