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Dainty Little Hands' After School Club



Dear Parent/Carer

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for the warm welcome Dainty Little Hands (DLH) has received and are proud to be working in partnership with our host school, St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School.


Dainty Little Hands Ltd Out of School Clubs are Ofsted Registered (our Setting Reference Number is RP560210) so you can be sure that our care meets the highest of standards.


Our team members are qualified with recognised Childcare qualifications, Pediatric First Aid, and Food Hygiene training, along with our managers who are recognised as Designated Safeguarding Leads.


Dainty Little Hands also build strong relationships with the host school to ensure that all children are supported with their learning from school.


We provide the children in our care with an array of healthy snacks, which includes options such as:

  • sandwiches, bagels, crackers
  • vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, carrots etc.
  • fruit such as apples, pears, oranges etc.


Our children also have access to drinks throughout our sessions, which include:

  • squash
  • water
  • milk


All our food is prepared fresh on the day, and we take into consideration all dietary requirements to suit the needs of your children so snack can be provided to all.


Dainty Little Hands also provide activities to support the 16 areas of play recognised to promote imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.


Our children are encouraged to take part in activities which support their development in:

  • Rough and Tumble Play, Creative Play, Socio-Dramatic Play, Communication Play, Symbolic Play, Social Play, Dramatic Play, Locomotor Play, Deep Play, Exploratory Play, Fantasy Play, Imaginative Play, Mastery Play, Object Play, Role Play and Recapitulative Play.


We include activities such as recycled junk modelling, painting/drawing, storytelling and outside play. This is not an exhaustive list, but we also provide:

  • an array of board games
  • colouring sheets
  • wordsearches
  • dolls and figures for imaginative and fantasy play
  • Lego building blocks
  • books for all ages
  • sensory play using textures
  • enriching cultural capital by supporting Educators at School in a learning environment, such as flag making and celebrating Black History.


If you are interested in booking your place with us, please click on the link provided for IPAL.


IPAL is our online booking system which allows you to book your place with us at club. We ask for a minimum of two weeks booking when you start with us, and then afterwards, we ask for bookings to be made no later than the Thursday of the week before for further bookings.  Once you have signed up to IPAL, you will be able to add funds to your wallet and book the days which you need the provision for.  All information will then be collated on an electronic register to ensure that all children remain safeguarded in our care and all relevant COVID-19 precautions can be taken to ensure that the children and staff are safe.


Our price for After School club is £9.00 per child per day and will run from the end of the school day until 5.30pm, every Monday to Thursday during term time. 

At present, we do not run sessions on Friday afternoons but will review this should demand increase.


To book, please click here:


For any further information, please do not hesitate to email us at, or alternatively, you can call our support managers, Aimee Smith, and Tom McCaughey, who will be more than happy to assist.


Office number: 01922 219 038

Aimee Smith: 07850 796 213

Tom McCaughey: 07342 752 092


Or you can visit our website at for more information or to fill out an enquiry form.

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