Helping you to help your active children AND their busy parents

With today's busy lifestyles leading to more families needing both parents to work, extra-curricular childcare is a hot topic. Not only that, our extra-curricular programme enables you to build an all-year-round sporting calendar to engage, motivate and inspire your children.

So let us support your parent body and your school's PE and sport provision with a wide range of initiatives, which include:

Breakfast Clubs

Our Active@8 Breakfast Clubs are a great way for every child to start the day, helping to get them motivated, alert and ready to learn. We don't call it 'Shake 'n' Wake' for nothing!

Lunchtime Clubs

These ensure that this valuable time isn't wasted or just about eating and chatting. Instead it can be used to benefit specific groups of children to help them progress with their unique needs. Lunch Clubs can range in scope from those for 'Gifted & Talented' pupils to those for children who may require alternatives to help them fully engage with physical education and sport in your school.

PlayMaker Programme

Lunchtimes give you an opportunity to instigate a Play Leaders Programme – an initiative by the Sports Leaders UK organisation - through which you introduce and develop leadership skills in your Year 5 and 6 children by training them up and getting them to organise activities for other children. These can be held in the playground or lunch club. The scheme's aim is to increase the amount of physical activity undertaken during playtime, improve behaviour and help raise the self-esteem and self-confidence of the leaders.

Young Leaders Award

Another initiative by Sports Leaders UK, the Young Leader Award is a great introduction into leadership, giving pupils and students that are 11 years plus knowledge of how to organise and lead small games and activities.

It aims to help learners develop leadership skills such as organisation, communication and teamwork, as well as helping them to build confidence and self-esteem as they take on responsibility for leading their peers and younger children.

Women, get set, go!

This personal development programme has been specifically designed for women and girls (14 years and over) by Sports Leaders UK to encourage them to communicate with confidence, value their own skills, understand how the world of sport and leadership works, and to develop a personal action plan for their future involvement in sports leadership.

You can find out more about the various Sports Leaders UK programmes here

Club4All After School Clubs

This practical extension of the school day enables mums and dads to focus on work, knowing that their children are safe, secure, enjoying a fun and active time prior to going home and having the opportunity to try, learn and play different sports.

Sport specific clubs

Many children and young people do, of course, love their favourite sport and emulating their sporting heroes. So we deliver a choice of sport specific clubs that range from football, cricket and tag-rugby to gymnastics and dance classes.

School team training

Our team can help develop your school's teams, with professional quality coaching, to enhance their preparation for and attendance at intra and inter-house sports tournaments.

Inset sports days – active childcare

We can run 'holiday' style courses for your pupils on your school inset training days, which offer your parents expert, qualified and security-assured active childcare.

Change4Life Clubs

As local supporters of the Change4Life campaign, the public health programme in England run by the Department of Health, we can help you help your children to combat obesity and inactivity in line with government guidelines through Change4Life events at your school.

Note that all the courses and clubs we deliver for your school can be tailored to suit its unique needs, plus those of your staff, pupils and parents.

Funding

We offer you two options to pay for the courses and clubs you require.
They can be parent funded, whereby parents pay us to manage and administer the club on their behalf OR they can be school contracted, whereby the school pay us to support their extra-curricular activities.

Don't forget

Childcare vouchers - you can pay for out of school clubs (like breakfast and afterschool clubs), as well as active holidays, using childcare vouchers.

Find out more about Childcare Vouchers here

Working Tax Credits - you may be able to receive the childcare element of Working Tax Credit to help with the cost of out of extra-curricular activities.

Find out more about Working Tax Credits and childcare here

You can find out more about our coaches and their selection, qualifications, qualities and ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) here