Breakfast and After School Clubs

Our Breakfast and After school clubs are run by J&L Out of School Ltd. Here are some FAQs

J&L Out of School Ltd are a local privately owned company providing quality After School Clubs, Breakfast Clubs and (where there is demand) Holiday Clubs.  We have been operating at St. John’s for 9 years and are proud to say that we have become a very close part of St. John’s community.

Our aim is to create and deliver thoughtful, engaging and structured programmes at the school, providing children with an opportunity for informal learning, as well as to relax and have fun.

We share the same ethos and values as St. John’s and that is why our club is called simply Club St. John’s – although it should be stressed that we are a separate entity from the school.

We offer children an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities in a fun, safe and engaging way.  At a session children are given the opportunity to relax and select what they would like to do from a wide selection of toys and games plus they are invited to participate in organised activities based upon a changing weekly theme.  From 7.45am each morning you will be able to drop your children at Breakfast Club where they will enjoy a breakfast comprising a choice of cereals with toast plus juice, milk or water to drink.  At After School Club, as well as free play, children can complete homework or so some quiet reading and we always include the opportunity for them to play physical games either indoors or out.  Food has an important role to play and at every session we provide healthy options for tea time snack and rigidly follow school’s dietary policy.

Breakfast Club

Regular bookings: 7.45am-8.50am  – £5

Ad’hoc booking: 7.45am-8.50am –  £6

After School Club

Early session 3.20pm until 5.00pm: £8.50 (regular bookings); £9.50 (ad’hoc bookings)

Late session 4.30pm until 6.00pm: £8.50 (regular bookings); £9.50 (ad’hoc bookings)

Full session 3.20pm until 6.00pm: £11.55 (regular bookings); £12.55 (ad’hoc bookings)

We offer a 10% discount for siblings who make a Permanent Booking.

Childcare vouchers accepted.

All of our settings are Ofsted registered and comply with government regulations on how to care for groups of children aged 4-11 years.  Our last Ofsted inspection at St. John’s resulted in a “Good” rating.

The Ofsted registration number for Club St. John’s is EY537288

All our staff meet the qualification and experience requirements laid down by Ofsted. Furthermore, our staff undergo a hand selected recruitment and training process that involves the following:

  • Recruitment interview
  • Reference checks
  • Full qualifications as required by Ofsted
  • DBS Check
  • Paediatric First Aid

Our training includes: First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma, Behaviour Management, Food Safety, Safeguarding and more.

Ofsted allow a staff ratio of 1:30 for out of school hours childcare.   Club St. John’s will always have a higher staff ratio than that.  Our minimum is around 1:15 but we are flexible with this to ensure the safety of the children and quality of service.

Any child attending Reception Year or above at the school is eligible to enrol. We strongly recommend that an enrolment form is filled out for every pupil in the school whether you intend to use the service or not. This proves to be helpful in some unforeseen circumstances where a parent may require our services at short notice. No child may attend unless we have a completed enrolment form for them. All details will be uploaded onto our secure software and paper copies are stored in a locked cabinet and only used in accordance with our confidentiality policy and GDPR.

Parents of children in Reception please note that your children are not permitted to attend breakfast and after school club until they are attending classes for the full school day. This is to give them the chance to become acclimatised to the school before they are exposed to an extended school day.

Just complete and return our enrolment form.  A parent handbook will be sent to you by email.

Forms are available from the school office or from

John Geers 07803887610

We look forward to supporting you and the school at all times and to providing a quality and fun extended school service.

After over 25 years in the corporate world, I decided it was time to focus my efforts on something that really means something to me and that has genuine value to the community – and J&L has given me that chance.  I understand only too well that the challenges of everyday life mean that parents cannot always arrange their busy schedules to coincide with the school day and that for many, childcare is the only solution.  My goal is to raise standards of extended school care and in doing so, ensure that parents can have total confidence that their children’s happiness, wellbeing, and development is in no way compromised by work and other commitments.

I am a father of two young daughters, Anna & Martha and so know, as a customer of breakfast and after school clubs myself, just how important it is to find a good one.