The Hive After School Care

We are open daily throughout Lord Blyton Primary School term 3.15 p.m. to 5.15 p.m which is the last pick up time.

We have places for up to 20 children aged from 3 – 11 years in each session. Children are collected from their classroom and brought to the club by one of the club staff team. On arrival they self register and are offered a drink and snack. We then sit together to have our drink and snack.

The Club sessions are held in the Base Room located at the back of the main school building in the new wood built building near the Simonside Hall gate.

Activities at The Hive

Indoor Activities at the Club

Our programme of planned activities places emphasis on providing safe & fair play & aims to be creative, stimulating & varied within a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Each child is encouraged to make choices in their play activities in order to promote self confidence, independence and self esteem. Our weekly programme of activities may include:

Art using various mediums and exploring cultural diversity

Crafts using a wide variety of textures, materials and opportunities

Construction toys, Board games, Jigsaws

Small World Toys

Home Corner/Role Play


Computers and ICT

Theme Related Crafts, Puzzles and Colouring

Outdoor Play During Summer Months


Outdoor Play at the Club

The Club has access to the outdoor area during the warmer weather; children are always supervised by a members of staff from the Club during outside play. Appropriate footwear is required before children are allowed to use equipment. For health and safety reasons children cannot play with other (non Club attending) children or other users of the school playing fields whilst they are in our care.

We have a varied range of outdoor play equipment & children are encouraged to gain fresh air & exercise. Outdoor play will include the outdoor gym and trim trail, bat and ball games, hoola hoops and skipping. The outdoor play area is checked regularly by staff to ensure the safety of the area.


A completed registration form is required for each child attending the Club. Registration forms are available from the school office. Places at the club are allocated on a strictly ‘first come first served’ basis.

Bookings for The Hive (After School Care) can only be made via ParentMail. All sessions must be booked before 1pm each Monday. You must be registered to be able to view and pay for sessions on Parentmail. Unregistered parents will be unable to see and book sessions.

Payments and Refunds

Sessions for after school childcare are charged at £7.00 per session per child which includes a small snack. Any bookings made for the following week are able to be cancelled and refunded only with 24 hours notice, except where a child is ill, in which case payments will be automatically refunded as soon as possible. Refunds will be issued via ParentMail.

Cancellations and Sickness

Please contact the school if your child will be absent through sickness or any other reason, as we are concerned when a child booked does not show up, & results in us checking with the class teacher to try and find your child. As you can imagine this takes time and causes worry for the staff and disruption for the other children.

Should you wish to cancel your child’s place at club we will require 24 hours notice

The club also reserves the right to withdraw the service if parents do not follow cancellation procedures or if payments are consistently late.

View our After School Club Policy.