Out Of School Club

Out Of School Club

Downsbrook Out of School Club is based at Downsbrook Primary School. 

We offer childcare to all children aged 4-12 years.

We promote the principles of Play; that children’s play is freely chosen and that through Play children can explore – learning and developing as an individual 

Our aim is to provide opportunities for the individual child to achieve his or her potential in a fun, friendly and caring environment.

Out Of School Club
Schools Breakfast Club After School Club
- 7:45 am - School After school until 4:30 pm After school until 6:00 pm
Downsbrook Primary School £4.00 £6.50 £10.50
Whytemead Primary School £4.00 £6.50 £10.50
Springfield Infant School -- £6.50 £10.50
Lyndhurst infant School -- £6.50 £10.50
Holiday Club
Open each school holiday except during Christmas and New Year
Sessions Cost
8:00 am - 1:00 pm £17.00
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm £17.00
8:00 am - 3:00 pm £23.50
8:00 am - 6:00 pm £28.00
Extra Hour £3.25
2 Hour Booster £7.00
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About us

Downsbrook Out of School Club opened in December 2006. Our aim is to provide high quality and affordable childcare for children aged 4 – 12 years . Your child’s enjoyment, care and safety are our main concerns whilst your child is with us.
The club is run by fully qualified Early Years Practitioners and support staff. The club leaders have Level 3 Play work qualifications, both have Foundation Degree’s in Early Childhood Studies and the Manager is studying a BA (Hons) in Childhood Studies. All staff undergo suitable person checks with include health declaration, references and a DBS check.

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Some of our Aims & Objectives
  • To provide high quality, flexible and affordable childcare for children.
  • To provide a friendly, welcoming, safe and stimulating environment
  • To build on our good reputation,
  • To provide nutritional healthy breakfasts and evening snacks at the after school club and aim to promote the education of health and nutrition to the children.
  • We are committed to positive play and will reflect an awareness of diversity both in culture and special needs through the choice of resources and activities.
  • To work in partnership with parents to meet every child’s individual needs
  • To encourage staff to reach their full potential. Staff training and development needs will be addressed to ensure high quality staffing.
  • We will continually advertise throughout the school and at open evenings to ensure new parents are kept fully informed of our services we offer, continuing to build links with the local community.
  • We will continue to work towards achieving the Quality Kitemark.
  • To achieve an outstanding Ofsted grade

We are lucky enough to have sole use of our own club room which is based within Downsbrook Primary School. We also have use of the school hall, school playground, trim trail and field for outdoor play activities.


Each child can choose freely what they want to do and are invited to join in activities.

We offer a great range of activities including: 
  • Art and craft 
  • Football, Rounders, Cricket, Netball and Basketball 
  • Table tennis and Table football 
  • Outdoor  play space 
  • Gardening 
  • Cooking 
  • Nintendo Wii and Playstation 
  • Den building 
  • Sand and Water play
  • Lots of construction toys 
  • Board games and puzzles 
  • Music, Karaoke Machine, Dance Mats
    and lots more ….
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Breakfast & After School Club

Breakfast Club

We open at 7.45am for breakfast club for children attending Whytemead and Downsbrook schools. After breakfast, the children have the opportunity to play games & socialise before they go to school.

The children who attend Downsbrook are seen into school and the children attending Whytemead primary school are taken to school by staff. 

We are open Monday- Friday during term time 

Session times are:
7.45am – school

After School Club

We open at 3.00pm for after school club for children attending Whytemead, Lyndhurst, Springfield, and Downsbrook schools. Staff collect the children from school and safely bring them back to club.

Once the children are collected from school in the afternoon, they have a healthy snack when they arrive back at club. The children are encouraged to complete any homework. They have free time to play games table tennis, football, rounders to name but a few, computer time, creative activities, listening to music, karaoke machine and they are able to free flow between the inside and outside areas. 

We are open Monday- Friday during term time 

Session times:

Holiday Club

Our holiday club offers children the opportunity to explore a wide variety of activities and develop positive relationships with children and adults of all ages. We have a warm stimulating environment where the children are able to freely choose their play and take part in planned activities such as painting, sewing, clay modelling, dance, football, acting, ICT and much more! We have access to the school playground, field and trim trail, where the children can play and let off steam!

We visit our local park for games and picnics and have outings such as trips to the woods, Tilgate Forest, Beach, Brooklands, Sea life centre, Bowling and much more!

The holiday club is run by very experienced members of staff who plan and deliver age appropriate activities.

We are open Monday- Friday 8am-6pm, throughout the year.
We are closed on bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.

We offer various sessions, please see the sessions and fees page for details.
Children will be required to bring a packed lunch.
Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day.

For more information contact Downsbrook Out of School Club on 07857735000 or speak to Sarah at the Nursery

You can also email: afterschool@downsbrook.org

Outings and Visitors to the Club

Parent Handbook

The parent handbook is currently being reviewed

How to Book

Once your child is registered we can take bookings by completing a booking form, over the telephone or via email 
Email: afterschool@downsbrook.org or calls us on 07857735000
Download the Registration form. 
Download the Holiday Club Booking form.

Contact us

Bookings and Enquiries
01903 600577
Postal address:
Downsbrook Out of School Club
c/o Downsbrook Primary School
Dominion Road
West Sussex
BN14 8GD
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